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Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Like NASA‘s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Sarah Palin’s political stock is falling to earth. Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets are growing increasingly skeptical of a candidacy by Sarah Palin, and even if she does jump into the race, traders believe there's a low probability she ...

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

  Speculation is increasing that 2012 Republican hoped Mitt Romney may mount an Iowa campaign after all. Romney, who made an all-out effort to win the first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses in 2008 only to finish as the runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, has large taken a ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 13, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS – A run of five debates in six weeks will let voters vet the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls and see her as the “consistent conservative” best positioned to challenge President Obama, Rep. Michele Bachmann said today. (Sept. 13) The debates “allow for the unfolding ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 6, 2011 | No comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign is targeting fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry in a new 60-second ad. It emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign. The ad also notes the similarities ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 31, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopefuls made fewer trips to Iowa ahead of the GOP Straw Poll than they did four years ago, but party activists and political scientists warn against reading too much into downsized campaign activities. Several factors come into play: the number of candidates, the presence ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 29, 2011 | No comments

In hindsight, it was probably the wrong strategy for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to focus almost exclusively on ahead of the GOP Straw Poll, according to one of his advisers. Former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber, who joined the Mitt Romney campaign as an unpaid adviser ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 27, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Like a high-plains range rider, Texas Gov. Rick Perry traveled Iowa Saturday looking to mend some political fences. Perry upset some Iowa Republicans by throwing his hat into the political ring earlier this month at the same time they were holding their biggest ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 26, 2011 | No comments

  In the race for the Republican presidential nomination all the old deadlines seem to be passing, but more runners are expected to join the field. It was thought that to be taken seriously candidates had to get into the race before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll. However, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 26, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Introductions are over and, now, five-term U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is selling himself and his message to caucus-going Iowa Republicans. At a meet-and-greet in Cedar Rapids Aug. 26, the Michigan congressman dismissed his 10th-place finish in the Iowa GOP Straw Poll earlier this ...

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

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, will meet with voters Friday in Cedar Rapids. McCotter will be at The Shop Next Door,111 13th St. SE, (behind Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26. All interested persons ...

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