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Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By JOSH NELSON josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com AMES — It’s summer in Iowa, which means it’s hot, sticky and humid. On Saturday, thousands of people will spend their day milling about without much shade in acres of concrete parking lots at the Iowa Straw Poll. But know this potential poll voters, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Like a chip off the block, Sen. Rand Paul echoed his father’s warnings that the nation is approaching a financial tipping point. “Remember the good old days when we measured our deficit in billions and not trillions,” Paul said in Cedar Rapids Aug. ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The economy may be the top issue on Iowans’ minds, but without the foundation of strong families the economy won’t be strong, according to social conservative groups on a “Values Voters” tour of Iowa ahead of Saturday’s Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The “Values ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, a co-leader of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, criticized President Obama’s desperate re-election strategy” as reported by Politico.com. “In 2008, candidate Obama campaigned on a vision of hope and promised to change politics in Washington,” Schulte said. “But after three years ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be serving Iowa GOP Straw Poll participants Godfather’s Pizza. Cain is the former president and CEO of the pizza chain which has 116 outlets in Iowa. He’ll be joined for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made a surprisingly strong finish ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Here's the message Democrats are sending during as the presidential campaign heats up: Iowans, especially the elderly, are increasingly “terrified” by suggestions from 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls that government spending, including entitlement programs, will be cut. “It’s real fear. The fear is running rampant,” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by Iowa Rep. Betty De Boef, R-What Cheer, and Mark Brandenburg, R-Council Bluffs. De Boef said Bachmann’s views on social issues lined up with her. Brandenburg said the nation needs a conservative like Bachmann to address economic issues.  

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Capping a tour of the African American Museum of Iowa on Tuesday, presidential hopeful Herman Cain stepped behind the podium that President Barack Obama used during his 2007 campaign in Iowa — the podium now used as the final exhibit on a walk-through of Iowa’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney will have a business round-table to talk about the economy Aug. 10 before heading to Ames for Thursday evening’s Fox News candidate debate. Romney, who isn’t competing in Iowa and has not been in the state since late May when he attended a picnic ...

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