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

Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll, capturing a commanding 44 percent of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's campaign. The results of the two-week online poll were announced one ...

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

Who’s ahead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination will be clearer by the time the sun sets on the Iowa GOP Straw Poll today. However, as the sun rises over Ames, most of the horse-race polling on the GOP search for a challenger to ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Saturday marks an important dress rehearsal for a cast of Republican presidential hopefuls working to land the starring role in a four-year White House run on the world’s biggest political stage. The first big test in the GOP auditioning process take place when thousands ...

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

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 12, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Iowa 4th District Rep. Tom Latham on Friday released the results of a two-week online poll of 2012 Republican presidential candidates his campaign offered at www.onlineiowastrawpoll.com. And the winner is … Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who captured 44 percent of the more than ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive inter-play from their field of presidential candidates in a televised debate Thursday night, now the intrigue will be how that translates into support when they cast ballots on Saturday, the state’s GOP leader said. “I’d like ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  AMES — Democrats are girding for a tough presidential re-election battle in 2012 and Iowa will figure prominently in their victory strategy, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said Thursday. “We’re prepared for a very close and competitive election,” said David Axelrod. “We’ve come through a ...

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

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced details Thursday of its Ames Straw Poll activities, including a full speaking program set around a family-friendly atmosphere. The speaking program will feature campaign senior advisor Doug Wead as master of ceremonies. Wead will preside ...

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

2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has announced leaders of his Team 10 in Iowa. Team 10 is a grassroots effort that empowers citizens to generate ideas on Facebook that will shift power away from the Washington, DC bureaucracy back home to the people. The 10th Amendment ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | 2 comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and a 2012 GOP presidential hopeful, has received the Gun Owners of America’s highest honor, the “Defender of the Second Amendment Award.” The announcement comes just ahead of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 in Ames where the Paul campaign ...

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