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Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Like NASA‘s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Sarah Palin’s political stock is falling to earth. Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets are growing increasingly skeptical of a candidacy by Sarah Palin, and even if she does jump into the race, traders believe there's a low probability she ...

Author: Associated Press | September 23, 2011 | No comments

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Bachmann says "I'm in it for the long haul." Bachmann tells CBS's "The Early Show" she is a viable candidate, noting she ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 21, 2011 | No comments

  Speculation is increasing that 2012 Republican hoped Mitt Romney may mount an Iowa campaign after all. Romney, who made an all-out effort to win the first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses in 2008 only to finish as the runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, has large taken a ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 21, 2011 | No comments

Iowa campaign veteran Eric Woolson will handle communications for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 Republican presidential campaign. "Eric Woolson is well-known not only by Iowa reporters and party activists but he has also earned a reputation among the national media as someone who works hard, knows ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 13, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS – A run of five debates in six weeks will let voters vet the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls and see her as the “consistent conservative” best positioned to challenge President Obama, Rep. Michele Bachmann said today. (Sept. 13) The debates “allow for the unfolding ...

Author: Associated Press | September 12, 2011 | No comments

UPDATE: Vanquished Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty endorsed contender Mitt Romney on Monday, calling the former Massachusetts governor the candidate who "possesses the unique qualifications to confront our severe economic predicament." Pawlenty, Minnesota's former governor, bypassed a home-state candidate in the process, Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pawlenty ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 6, 2011 | No comments

The Iowa Democratic Party has launched its online home of the 2012 Iowa Democratic Caucuses, TheCaucuses.com. The party encourages Iowans to visit the site to commit to attend their caucus, stay up to date with caucus news and get involved with the 2012 campaign. “The first-in-the-nation caucuses ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 6, 2011 | No comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign is targeting fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry in a new 60-second ad. It emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign. The ad also notes the similarities ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 1, 2011 | 3 comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS – No Sarah Palin. No Michelle Bachmann. No presidential candidates at all. But from the opening Pledge of Allegiance to the last “God bless America,” the Tea Party Express rally in downtown Cedar Rapids Sept. 1 delivered a message any of them would have endorsed: It’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 31, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopefuls made fewer trips to Iowa ahead of the GOP Straw Poll than they did four years ago, but party activists and political scientists warn against reading too much into downsized campaign activities. Several factors come into play: the number of candidates, the presence ...

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