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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

Now that Iowa has set a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses the question now is when New Hampshire will have its primary. Don’t expect a quick decision on that. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner will outwait anyone, according to Granite State politicos. Legend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 17, 2011 | No comments

The former Iowa state director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign has joined the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Tina Goff will manage Santorum’s operations in central Iowa, including Polk and Dallas counties. In addition to working for the Cain campaign, Goff was the Mid-Central Iowa field ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 17, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has picked up the endorsement of two Iowa lawmakers including Rep. Dawn Pettengill, R-Mount Auburn. Pettengill said Santorum “has stood out as a man of conviction and principle at a time when our nation needs true leadership.” “Santorum's commitment to conservative values, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's secretary of state says either the first or second Tuesday in December is a realistic option for the state's presidential primary unless Nevada backs up its caucus to Jan. 17. Bill Gardner said Wednesday that he won't squeeze New Hampshire's ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  By Ed Tibbetts/Quad-City Times Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney leads the Republican pack in Iowa, according to a new poll released Tuesday. But his lead among likely voters is a statistically insignificant one over former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Herman Cain. Romney, the former governor of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  Michele Bachmann is moving home. The Minnesota Republican “will basically be setting up camp and almost living in Iowa until the Iowa caucuses,” her Iowa campaign co-chairman Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, told Iowans who participated in a Bachmann campaign telephone town Hall conference Oct. 10. Bachmann, who ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  A new poll by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the candidate field by 18 points. Romney has the support of 38 percent among likely voters ...

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