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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 29, 2011 | No comments

Trying to predict the results of the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses is a “pretty serious crapshoot,” according to Rick Perry, who predicted caucus night might produce some surprises. The Texas governor hopes one of those surprises is him finishing in the top three among the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 29, 2011 | No comments

  CORALVILLE – Rick Santorum got a lift when a new poll showed his support jumped from 5 percent to 16 percent just a week ahead of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. After running the most intensive campaign of anyone in the GOP field of 2012 presidential hopefuls, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — When you’re sixth in a six-way race, it’s the sort of thing that looks like progress. After following an Elvis impersonator at the Linn County GOP Christmas party Monday night, Rick Santorum started the day Tuesday in front of The Gazette Editorial Board ...

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 ...