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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 25, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. “She’s done about six of our rallies. I think that’s more than anyone else, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her,” says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Modern Healthcare has named Newt Gingrich #6 on its list of most influential people in healthcare. No other Republican presidential candidate is included in their list of 100. “Newt Gingrich has spent more time and energy developing and popularizing free market healthcare solutions that would save lives ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be back in Iowa on the campaign trail this weekend. He will meet with Republican voters in Madison County, sign copies of his best-selling bookLiberty Defined, speak at the Iowa Corn Growers Annual Meeting and attend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

In a new Rasmussen survey of likely voters, it looks like 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is locked in a tight race with President Barack Obama, according to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. The poll shows Paul at 38 percent versus the president’s 39 percent ...

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

  Diane Crookham-Johnson chooses her words carefully when asked about the likelihood former New York Gov. George Pataki may get into the 2012 Republican presidential race. She’s talked with Pataki, but is hesitant to say whether he will announce his entry into the race when he visits ...

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

  UPDATED: Two weeks after the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Iowa will return to political center stage if only for a picnic. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new leader among Iowa Republicans, according to a poll release Aug. 23, will join two other contenders for the 2012 ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Waterloo native Michelle Bachmann fired a resounding opening volley in the race for the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination Saturday by besting her competitors in the much-watched Iowa GOP straw poll. “You’ve done it, Iowa,” a beaming Bachmann told her cheering supporters outside Hilton ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | No comments

AMES – The big day for Iowa Republicans and the presidential candidates who desperately want their support has arrived in Ames. The polls have opened and the GOP’s makeshift tent city is abuzz with activities as throngs of Republicans gather to hear speeches from the six ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

AMES -- The Iowa GOP will LIVE stream the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll program scheduled to take place today from noon to 3:30 p.m. The program can be viewed online at www.iowagop.org or at ustream.tv/iowastrawpoll and will include the six candidates who reserved space for the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

  Don’t look for Fergus Cullen at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman would be persona non grata if he showed up, so he has no plans to be anywhere near Ames. Not even to handle tin foil hat concessions. Cullen is the ...

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