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Author: The Gazette Staff | October 17, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has picked up the endorsement of two Iowa lawmakers including Rep. Dawn Pettengill, R-Mount Auburn. Pettengill said Santorum “has stood out as a man of conviction and principle at a time when our nation needs true leadership.” “Santorum's commitment to conservative values, ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has released his first radio advertisement campaign in Iowa. In the ad – “Agree,” Santorum points out where he and his fellow Republican contenders don't agree, but Santorum makes it clear that they do agree on one important issue -- defeating ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | 2 comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign has announced the launch of a new prolife advertisement as part of its ongoing weeks-long, million-plus dollar ad buy. The ad, titled ‘Life,’ will air beginning today on broadcast and cable television in Iowa and on radio in Iowa, New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  By Ed Tibbetts/Quad-City Times Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney leads the Republican pack in Iowa, according to a new poll released Tuesday. But his lead among likely voters is a statistically insignificant one over former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Herman Cain. Romney, the former governor of ...

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

  Michele Bachmann is moving home. The Minnesota Republican “will basically be setting up camp and almost living in Iowa until the Iowa caucuses,” her Iowa campaign co-chairman Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, told Iowans who participated in a Bachmann campaign telephone town Hall conference Oct. 10. Bachmann, who ...

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

Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Leah Adams of Iowa City, co-chairwoman of the Johnson County Republican Women, before speaking at the Johnson County GOP Fall BBQ at Clear Creek-Amana High School, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Tiffin, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)   TIFFIN ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 7, 2011 | No comments

JOHNSTON – Iowa Republicans have penciled in Jan. 3 as the new date for the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, but GOP state chairman Matt Strawn said Friday a final decision is contingent on talks with New Hampshire officials aimed at fending off challenges from other ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 4, 2011 | No comments

    By closing the door on a 2012 presidential bid, Gov. Chris Christie may have opened the window on Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the Republican nomination. Even though Sarah Palin continues to flirt with jumping into the GOP nomination race, the Republican field now appears set, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 4, 2011 | 3 comments

VINTON – Not only will Rick Santorum be ready to take the 3 a.m. phone call, but the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful says he will be awake because he knows what’s going on and will be expecting the call. “I can tell you, this president is ...

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