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Author: Rod Boshart | January 19, 2012 | 2 comments

UPDATE: Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be listed in Republican Party of Iowa records as the winner of the party’s 2012 precinct caucuses, but his 34-vote victory over GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney will be accompanied by an asterisk. That’s because party officials said Thursday ...

Author: Jeff Raasch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Strong caucus turnout was reported at both Republican and Democratic caucus sites in the Corridor, with both sides proclaiming successful, unifying evenings Tuesday. Some Republican caucus sites in Linn County reported double the voters of 2008. It happened at Van Buren Elementary in ...

Author: Dave Rasdal | January 3, 2012 | No comments

By Dave Rasdal SOUTH AMANA — The coffee pot was on Tuesday night, a small American flag waved from a spot on the caucus chairman’s table and the ballots were counted in the kitchen. Iowa’s caucuses, the principal of grass roots efforts, were never more evident than ...

Author: Steve Gravelle | January 3, 2012 | No comments

Friends Johnathan Langenberg and Thomas Frieden, both 18-year-old University of Northern Iowa freshmen, were glad they stayed around their hometown of Fairfax to participate in their first Iowa caucus. “It was great,” Langenberg said after the crisply-run GOP meeting at the Guaranty Bank Fairfax community room. ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

MARION – Even as they listened to the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls barnstorming Eastern Iowa on the final full day of the campaign, many caucusgoing Republicans seemed no closer to a decision on who to support at Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3 than they ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

Putting on the caucuses should be easy, right. Just pull out the plan from four years ago and update it, right. That’s not the case at all in Linn County where Republican “location coordinator” Eric Rosenthal threw out the 2008 plan and started over when making plans ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 2, 2012 | 1 comment

  WEST DES MOINES – Despite a shaky end to her Iowa campaign, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann predicted “a big surprise” Tuesday night when Iowa Republicans finally get their say on who should be the party’s 2012 nominee to face Democrat Barack Obama this fall. “I ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 2, 2012 | 1 comment

  POLK CITY – GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told an overflow crowd Monday that he is surging in the polls because Iowans “are doing their homework” and liking his ideas for charting a new course via a business friendly, limited government rather than listening to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | 1 comment

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Republicans aren’t the only ones having fun as Iowans get ready to caucus. Democrats will be caucusing, too. They just haven’t been making as much noise as the GOP, according to Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids. An early backer of then Sen. Barack Obama ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | 1 comment

  CEDAR RAPIDS – He praised Iowans and their vital role in the presidential election process, and asked them to caucus for his favorite candidate, Mitt Romney. But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew the line at cheering for Iowa State University over Rutgers University in the ...

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