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Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By Ed TibbettsQuad-City TimesIt wasn’t as if Mary Savely didn’t like what she heard from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on a sunny Iowa morning this week. She did. Cain’s common sense and business background all were enticing elements, she said. Still, the Davenport woman wasn’t ready ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By JOSH NELSON josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com AMES — It’s summer in Iowa, which means it’s hot, sticky and humid. On Saturday, thousands of people will spend their day milling about without much shade in acres of concrete parking lots at the Iowa Straw Poll. But know this potential poll voters, ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Like a chip off the block, Sen. Rand Paul echoed his father’s warnings that the nation is approaching a financial tipping point. “Remember the good old days when we measured our deficit in billions and not trillions,” Paul said in Cedar Rapids Aug. ...

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

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

Iowa GOP Releases Iowa Straw Poll Candidate Speaking Schedule All Times Are Approximate and Subject to Change DES MOINES- The Iowa GOP today released the approximate speaking schedule for the Iowa Straw Poll program set to take place at noon on Saturday, August 13. Each candidate will ...

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

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be serving Iowa GOP Straw Poll participants Godfather’s Pizza. Cain is the former president and CEO of the pizza chain which has 116 outlets in Iowa. He’ll be joined for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made a surprisingly strong finish ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Here's the message Democrats are sending during as the presidential campaign heats up: Iowans, especially the elderly, are increasingly “terrified” by suggestions from 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls that government spending, including entitlement programs, will be cut. “It’s real fear. The fear is running rampant,” ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by Iowa Rep. Betty De Boef, R-What Cheer, and Mark Brandenburg, R-Council Bluffs. De Boef said Bachmann’s views on social issues lined up with her. Brandenburg said the nation needs a conservative like Bachmann to address economic issues.  

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Capping a tour of the African American Museum of Iowa on Tuesday, presidential hopeful Herman Cain stepped behind the podium that President Barack Obama used during his 2007 campaign in Iowa — the podium now used as the final exhibit on a walk-through of Iowa’s ...

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