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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 22, 2011 | No comments

Let’s hope no one asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he likes the barbecue when he visits Rep. Jeff Kaufman’s family’s Century Farm near Wilton this afternoon. Apparently he’s partial to Texas-style barbecue – and doesn’t mind saying so. According to “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 16, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cancelled campaign events in Nevada and instead traveled to Iowa to show solidarity with Republicans trying to hold their first-in-the-nation position in the 2012 nominating process and keep from being forced to caucus on their presidential picks ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh on the heels of his endorsement of Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, told “tele-town hall” participants in Iowa and 18 other states Tuesday that he expects the former Massachusetts governor will “face hell fire” from President Obama ...

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: Rod Boshart | August 27, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Like a high-plains range rider, Texas Gov. Rick Perry traveled Iowa Saturday looking to mend some political fences. Perry upset some Iowa Republicans by throwing his hat into the political ring earlier this month at the same time they were holding their biggest ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 25, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. “She’s done about six of our rallies. I think that’s more than anyone else, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her,” says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be back in Iowa on the campaign trail this weekend. He will meet with Republican voters in Madison County, sign copies of his best-selling bookLiberty Defined, speak at the Iowa Corn Growers Annual Meeting and attend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 23, 2011 | No comments

  Diane Crookham-Johnson chooses her words carefully when asked about the likelihood former New York Gov. George Pataki may get into the 2012 Republican presidential race. She’s talked with Pataki, but is hesitant to say whether he will announce his entry into the race when he visits ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 23, 2011 | No comments

  UPDATED: Two weeks after the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Iowa will return to political center stage if only for a picnic. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new leader among Iowa Republicans, according to a poll release Aug. 23, will join two other contenders for the 2012 ...