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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney will have a business round-table to talk about the economy Aug. 10 before heading to Ames for Thursday evening’s Fox News candidate debate. Romney, who isn’t competing in Iowa and has not been in the state since late May when he attended a picnic ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

ABC News is reporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first trip to Iowa Aug. 14 for a Balck Hawk County Repubolican findraiser in Waterloo. Perry, who reportedly will make his intentions clear regarding a 2012 presidential run when he speaks in South Carolina Saturday ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Republicans who get a call from someone with a Southern drawl talking to them about Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination know it’s not their neighbor calling. Neither is it a paid telemarketer. Those folks asking you to support “Neuwt” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by former state Rep. Danny Carroll of Grinnell. Carroll also is the chairman of the Iowa Family Leader. Carroll served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1994-2006, including two terms as Speaker Pro Tempore. He was ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 8, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain will visit the African American Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. That’s an hour earlier than earlier announced. The museum is at 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Cain is on a “Common Sense Solutions” bus tour throughout ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Move over, President Obama, you’re not the only adult in the room. Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers may have fallen to single digits, he was abandoned by most of his campaign staff, saw his fundraising dry up and has admitted not having the resources ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – After a month of highly partisan bickering between President Obama and congressional leaders that led to a debt ceiling deal that no one liked, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is willing to defend the idea there is civility in Washington. McCotter, a Michigan congressman who ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 4, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann returns to Iowa on Friday, August 5 to rally Hawkeye State voters before the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll. Friday, August 5, 2011 "Join Me in Ames in 8 Days!" Sign Up Event 12:15 pm CT Pizza Ranch 1500 W 18th St. S Newton, Iowa Dexter Backyard Chat Note: This ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 3, 2011 | No comments

A Republican group that supports legal same-sex marriages in Iowa has decried a “Values Voters Bus Tour” of Iowa in the week leading up to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames Aug. 13. At least two candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination -- Tim ...

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