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

CEDAR RAPIDS – If U.S. Rep. Ron Paul was a financial investment, Drew Ivers’ challenge would be to convince investors past performance is no indication of future success. Paul finished fifth in the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses, but Ivers thinks the Texan is the Republican Party’s ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who in 12 terms has never voted to raise the federal debt ceiling, expects Congress and the president to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit, but then default on the nation’s debt. Not that he’s suggesting the ...

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

Mitt Romney has added Gary Grant of  Cedar Rapids, a former district director for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, to his Iowa Leadership Team. Romney also announced the addition of: President of Rock Communications and ColorFX, Jon Troen, West Des Moines Woodbury County Activist, Brett Lyon, Sioux City Harrison County ...

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

IOWA CITY – Four Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to attend the Johnson County Republican Party’s annual picnic Aug. 5 in what will be a preview of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll a week later. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 18, 2011 | No comments

    CORALVILLE – Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour of Iowa got off to a slow start when he got caught in a traffic delay caused by a construction project along Interstate 380. Just as well, according to Democratic critics, who claimed in a prebuttal to the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 15, 2011 | No comments

ANKENY -- 2012 Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul again will Cedar Rapids July 25. Paul, will participate in a noon meet-and-greet at the marriott Hotel Rosewood Room. 1200 Collins Rd NE. Here's his schedule: Monday, July 25, 2011 9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn (Grand Ballroom), 1325 Dickinson ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 13, 2011 | 2 comments

Results of an autodial poll released July 13 show Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a wide lead over her competitors I the Iowa precinct caucuses. The poll, conducted for Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, showed Bachmann winning the support of 29 percent of likely 2012 Iowa ...

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

IOWA CITY – Given that it was a lecture sponsored by The Family Leader, a social conservative group that has asked presidential candidates to sign a pledge of fidelity to their spouses, the only surprise was that it took so long for “the question” to ...

Author: Rod Boshart | July 11, 2011 | No comments

INDIANOLA – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that she opposes raising the national debt ceiling because it would be like raising the limit on the federal government’s credit card and costing Americans more through higher taxes. Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, told about 50 Cemen ...

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

The Iowa Conservative Union will host 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich from 6 to 10 p.m. July 11 at the Long Branch Hotel and Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 90 Twix Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. The public is invited. Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at ...

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