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Author: Rod Boshart | January 6, 2012 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday gave his vote of confidence to the Republican Party of Iowa’s caucus process, saying party officials did “all they could do” to insure balloting was fair and secure and he believes any potential discrepancies in Tuesday’s results ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 4, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s surprise near-victory in Tuesday’s caucuses by far tops Mike Huckabee’s feat in defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney four years ago because his political cyclone came from nowhere in a compressed time span. “It shatters that one,” Chuck ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 1, 2012 | 2 comments

  DES MOINES – Late-surging GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum’s burst into the Iowa spotlight also made him the target of rivals on Sunday TV interview shows as Republicans frantically woo the remaining undecided voters who will shape the outcome in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. The former ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said his goal is to “exceed expectations” when Iowa Republicans meet next Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2012. “My feeling is we have to exceed expectations and the expectations ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 14, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that she is America’s best hope for breaking the stranglehold that “crony capitalism” has on Washington. The Minnesota congresswoman said President Obama and “some of our candidates” are compromised with crony capitalism but that is something ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  JOHNSTON – Texas Gov. Rick Perry – no stranger to debate gaffes – moved Sunday to capitalize on a self-inflicted wound that GOP rival Mitt Romney incurred with his “over the top” $10,000 bet during a high-stakes clash over health-care mandates during Saturday night’s nationally ...

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 | December 8, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Talk about tough love. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered what he admitted was a pessimistic economic message to employees at Principal Financial on Thursday, warning of the potential for a “major, major” world crisis if drastic measures aren’t taken to halt policies ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

Author: Contributed content | December 3, 2011 | 1 comment

DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign announced Saturday the Texas congressman will not participate in a Dec. 27 GOP debate in Iowa that is slated to be moderated by Donald Trump, fearing the reality TV celebrity’s presence would “contribute to circus-like atmosphere.” “The ...

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