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Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 4 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Terry Larson still isn’t ready to commit to supporting Michele Bachmann in the Iowa Precinct caucuses, but the Cedar Rapids conservative admitted to being “more impressed than I expected to be” after attending the GOP presidential hopeful’s noon rally in Cedar Rapids ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and thrice-married, casino operating Donald Trump might conjure up thoughts of politics and strange bedfellows. However, the Minnesota GOP congresswoman said Sept. 26 the topic of a meeting between the two later this week is likely to be ...

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

  They’re back. 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls have been scarce since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. Now, facing the possibility of a compressed precinct caucus campaign schedule, they are slowly returning to cultivate support in the first-in-the-nation state. Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be back in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Like NASA‘s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Sarah Palin’s political stock is falling to earth. Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets are growing increasingly skeptical of a candidacy by Sarah Palin, and even if she does jump into the race, traders believe there's a low probability she ...

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

  Speculation is increasing that 2012 Republican hoped Mitt Romney may mount an Iowa campaign after all. Romney, who made an all-out effort to win the first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses in 2008 only to finish as the runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, has large taken a ...

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

Iowa campaign veteran Eric Woolson will handle communications for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 Republican presidential campaign. "Eric Woolson is well-known not only by Iowa reporters and party activists but he has also earned a reputation among the national media as someone who works hard, knows ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 13, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS – A run of five debates in six weeks will let voters vet the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls and see her as the “consistent conservative” best positioned to challenge President Obama, Rep. Michele Bachmann said today. (Sept. 13) The debates “allow for the unfolding ...

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

The Iowa Democratic Party has launched its online home of the 2012 Iowa Democratic Caucuses, TheCaucuses.com. The party encourages Iowans to visit the site to commit to attend their caucus, stay up to date with caucus news and get involved with the 2012 campaign. “The first-in-the-nation caucuses ...

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

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign is targeting fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry in a new 60-second ad. It emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign. The ad also notes the similarities ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 1, 2011 | 3 comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS – No Sarah Palin. No Michelle Bachmann. No presidential candidates at all. But from the opening Pledge of Allegiance to the last “God bless America,” the Tea Party Express rally in downtown Cedar Rapids Sept. 1 delivered a message any of them would have endorsed: It’s ...

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