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Author: The Gazette Staff | December 2, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Mitt Romney has picked up the support of an influential Iowa Republican in his quest to land the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray announced he is backing the former Massachusetts governor in next month’s precinct caucuses – the first ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 28, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats took a jab at 2012 GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney on Monday, claiming he is two conflicted people trapped in one politician’s body. Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said a new ad (available at MittvMitt.com) produced by the Democratic National ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 22, 2011 | 3 comments

  An influential social conservative group in Iowa has narrowed the list of Republican presidential candidates it’s considering endorsing, ruling out Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. The Family Leader said today it’s considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 19, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, defending his former boss against a drumbeat of criticism from GOP rivals in Iowa, told fellow Democrats on Saturday that President Obama is guided by principles -- not politics – that are designed to steer the nation through ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 17, 2011 | 1 comment

If nothing else is clear about the 2012 GOP precinct caucus race it is that there is little that is clear. A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers bears that out. It found Herman Cain leading the pack, but, perhaps, more importantly at this ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 15, 2011 | No comments

  If the 2012 presidential nomination contest were a television reality show, Michele Bachmann would be the first candidate voted off. That’s the results of a Poll Position poll of 1,200 voters nationwide. Bachmann was the winner -- or actually the loser -- with 24 percent of ...

Author: Associated Press | November 2, 2011 | No comments

  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has scheduled its first-in-the-nation presidential primary for the second Tuesday in January, finally giving candidates a concrete calendar after months of uncertainty. The Jan. 10 date announced by Secretary of State Bill Gardner Wednesday had been widely expected since Nevada ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 1, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Top national Republican strategists said Tuesday they plan to use Democrat Barack Obama’s own words -- in promising economic improvements, less government debt and lower deficits -- against him in “ground zero” battleground states like Iowa to make sure he’s a one-term ...

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

What’s up, Iowa? Roughly midway between two iconic Iowa contests on the road to the Republican presidential nomination Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have reversed roles. Bachmann, who won the straw poll after entering the race less than two months earlier, and Cain, who finished in single ...

Author: Mike Wiser | October 23, 2011 | No comments

    DES MOINES – The polls, the pundits, and the candidates themselves have told Iowa’s social conservatives that the top issue in the 2012 election is the economy. Saturday night in an exhibit hall on the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 1,000 social conservatives turned out to convince ...