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Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Republican operative Craig Schoenfeld has been named executive director of Americans for Rick Perry’s Iowa organization. The group is encouraging the Texas governor to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Schoenfeld was until recently executive director of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Iowa campaign. Schoenfeld, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination recently was endorsed by several Iowa legislators, will be back in the state campaigning July 6-7. Pawlenty will be in Cedar Rapids at 12:30 p.m. July 8 at the The Ar-Jay Center, 5515 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful  Herman Cain today announced his team in Iowa, as well as details for the grand opening of his campaign’s Iowa headquarters. His new staff members are: Larry Tuel, state director; Lisa Lockwood, Zach Dalluge and Steven Hensler, field staff. The announcement follows the departure ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 27, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – The revolution is “is alive and well and growing,” especially in Iowa, where U.S. Rep. Ron Paul hopes to send a message. The Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames Aug. 13 will be that platform for that message, the Texas congressman told about ...

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

DES MOINES – Rick Santorum is not surprised he hasn’t been anointed him “The Guy” in the field of 2012 Republican hopefuls. However, on his 19th visit to Iowa, the former Pennsylvania senator said the more often he comes back and Iowans have an opportunity see ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 17, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s up to Iowa. “The people of Iowa have changed our politics,” Jeff Bell, who advocates for a return to the gold standard, told a Tea Party crowd June 17. “Iowa helps to shape the national debate not only because you are the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 7, 2011 | 1 comment

A day after officially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum waded into a controversy that threatens to further delay the Iowa Legislature’s adjournment. Prior to a meeting with Iowa Right to Life, Santorum offered his support for legislation being considered by the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 7, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has received the endorsement of a second Iowa House freshman. Rep. Kim Pearson, R- Pleasant Hill, said June 7 she’s backing the Texas congressman for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Pearson, a retired attorney and home educator, called Paul “principled ...

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

UPDATED with comments from Herman Cain in Iowa City IOWA CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is being roundly criticized in Iowa for his decision to skip the Iowa precinct caucuses because he wants to end subsidies for ethanol, a $1.6 billion industry in Iowa. The ...

Author: Rod Boshart | May 23, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially opened his 2012 GOP presidential bid Monday by taking aim at Democratic rival Barack Obama and his policies, promising to tell Americans the truth about tough challenges they must face and offering change that will mean ...

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