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Author: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 26, 2011 | 3 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Everything she needs to know, she learned in Iowa, Michele Bachmann told supporters at a book signing in Cedar Rapids Nov. 26. Personal responsibility, “your word is your bond” and giving an honest day’s work, Bachmann said at Barnes & Noble, are her ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  DES MOINES – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney told Iowans Wednesday he has the best chance of defeating President Obama in the 2012 election because he can go “toe to toe” with him on the economy as a proven turnaround business executive and someone who will ...

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

Mike Huckabee may be sitting out the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but it’s beginning to appear the former Arkansas governor is assuming a kingmaker role. Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses with the support or social conservatives, has invited the 2012 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 22, 2011 | No comments

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to make his seventh visit to CaucusLand Nov. 23 as his campaign continues to send mixed signals about how hard Romney will compete in the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. Whether it’s just a tease or the start of a ramped ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 22, 2011 | 3 comments

  An influential social conservative group in Iowa has narrowed the list of Republican presidential candidates it’s considering endorsing, ruling out Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. The Family Leader said today it’s considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS - Michele Bachmann calls herself an “accidental politician,” someone who never dreamed of being in the White House, but someone who finds herself on the presidential campaign trail as a result of her core convictions that began to take shape during her childhood ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

Not everything we learned from an Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV 9 poll came as a surprise. For example, Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support comes primarily from folks 44 years old and younger. Georgia businessman Herman Cain’s support is strongest among those who identify themselves as “extremely conservative” while ...

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

  ANAMOSA – It’s the debt, stupid. And Ron Paul has a plan to deal with it. The Texas congressman, whose poll numbers have been rising and who consistently draws larger audiences than most of his rivals, spoke of an urgency to deal with the nation’s “unbelievable” $15 ...

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