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Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – After some toe-to-toe battles on an Iowa debate stage, Republican presidential contenders were expected to take their fight to the trenches in hopes to capturing crucial support heading into the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3. “My guess would be that from now ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES -- Iowa native Michele Bachmann – hoping to mollify political expectations -- says she intends to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that kickoff the 2012 GOP presidential nominating process. Others however, including her campaign manager, say she has to win Iowa if she hopes ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 31, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopefuls made fewer trips to Iowa ahead of the GOP Straw Poll than they did four years ago, but party activists and political scientists warn against reading too much into downsized campaign activities. Several factors come into play: the number of candidates, the presence ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Waterloo native Michelle Bachmann fired a resounding opening volley in the race for the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination Saturday by besting her competitors in the much-watched Iowa GOP straw poll. “You’ve done it, Iowa,” a beaming Bachmann told her cheering supporters outside Hilton ...

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

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

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

  Two weeks before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll -- a non-binding popularity contest for 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls -- many of the party’s activists have yet to commit to any candidate. For some, it’s a dilemma of too many good choices. “We have a lot of good ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 8, 2011 | 1 comment

WASHINGTON — To run, or not to run, for president. That's the question facing a horde of Republicans who are weighing whether to seek their party's 2012 presidential nomination and the chance to take on President Barack Obama in the general ...