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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: 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 ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. “She’s done about six of our rallies. I think that’s more than anyone else, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her,” says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Modern Healthcare has named Newt Gingrich #6 on its list of most influential people in healthcare. No other Republican presidential candidate is included in their list of 100. “Newt Gingrich has spent more time and energy developing and popularizing free market healthcare solutions that would save lives ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be back in Iowa on the campaign trail this weekend. He will meet with Republican voters in Madison County, sign copies of his best-selling bookLiberty Defined, speak at the Iowa Corn Growers Annual Meeting and attend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

In a new Rasmussen survey of likely voters, it looks like 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is locked in a tight race with President Barack Obama, according to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. The poll shows Paul at 38 percent versus the president’s 39 percent ...

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

  Diane Crookham-Johnson chooses her words carefully when asked about the likelihood former New York Gov. George Pataki may get into the 2012 Republican presidential race. She’s talked with Pataki, but is hesitant to say whether he will announce his entry into the race when he visits ...

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