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Author: Rod Boshart | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES -- Iowa native Michele Bachmann – hoping to mollify political expectations -- says she intends to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that kickoff the 2012 GOP presidential nominating process. Others however, including her campaign manager, say she has to win Iowa if she hopes ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 7, 2011 | 1 comment

Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Leah Adams of Iowa City, co-chairwoman of the Johnson County Republican Women, before speaking at the Johnson County GOP Fall BBQ at Clear Creek-Amana High School, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Tiffin, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)   TIFFIN ...

Author: Associated Press | October 7, 2011 | 2 comments

Michele Bachmann surged into the Republican presidential race by preaching tea party fiscal conservatism. Now, as she struggles to remain relevant, the Minnesota congresswoman is trying to rally the evangelical voters who have powered most of her political career. "Don't settle," has become Bachmann's pitch as ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 4, 2011 | No comments

    By closing the door on a 2012 presidential bid, Gov. Chris Christie may have opened the window on Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the Republican nomination. Even though Sarah Palin continues to flirt with jumping into the GOP nomination race, the Republican field now appears set, ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 4, 2011 | 1 comment

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said the 2012 contest for president is one in which the faith community doesn’t have to settle for a moderate in office. Bachmann spoke at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines this morning at a gathering of central Iowa pastors ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 4, 2011 | 3 comments

VINTON – Not only will Rick Santorum be ready to take the 3 a.m. phone call, but the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful says he will be awake because he knows what’s going on and will be expecting the call. “I can tell you, this president is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 2, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called for Republicans to compromise with the president in order to pass his $447 billion jobs plan. However, the Florida congresswoman said the GOP and its presidential hopefuls are taking marching orders from tea party activists ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 4 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Terry Larson still isn’t ready to commit to supporting Michele Bachmann in the Iowa Precinct caucuses, but the Cedar Rapids conservative admitted to being “more impressed than I expected to be” after attending the GOP presidential hopeful’s noon rally in Cedar Rapids ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and thrice-married, casino operating Donald Trump might conjure up thoughts of politics and strange bedfellows. However, the Minnesota GOP congresswoman said Sept. 26 the topic of a meeting between the two later this week is likely to be ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | No comments

  They’re back. 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls have been scarce since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. Now, facing the possibility of a compressed precinct caucus campaign schedule, they are slowly returning to cultivate support in the first-in-the-nation state. Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be back in ...

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