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

The former Iowa state director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign has joined the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Tina Goff will manage Santorum’s operations in central Iowa, including Polk and Dallas counties. In addition to working for the Cain campaign, Goff was the Mid-Central Iowa field ...

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: 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: Jillian Petrus | September 20, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Democrats celebrated the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy Tuesday while  opening their 2012 election headquarters. “The Obama campaign will be focusing heavily on Iowa,” said State Rep. Tyler Olson, D- Cedar Rapids.  “We’re really relying on those volunteers ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 1, 2011 | No comments

MARION – A fledgling conservative political group is introducing itself in Linn County with the help of Barack Obama. However, it’s not a mutual admiration society. The Iowa Conservative Union has a billboard on Blairs Ferry Road in Marion with the president’s image on a food stamp ...

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 ...