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Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Saturday marks an important dress rehearsal for a cast of Republican presidential hopefuls working to land the starring role in a four-year White House run on the world’s biggest political stage. The first big test in the GOP auditioning process take place when thousands ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 7 comments

DES MOINES – During a sometimes-raucous stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes if elected president and he predicted Democrat Barack Obama will not win a majority of Iowa votes next year in ...

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

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, a co-leader of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, criticized President Obama’s desperate re-election strategy” as reported by Politico.com. “In 2008, candidate Obama campaigned on a vision of hope and promised to change politics in Washington,” Schulte said. “But after three years ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – A coalition of national and Iowa conservative groups launched a four-day bus tour Tuesday to 22 Iowa cities to rally “values voters” to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage as the presidential race heats up with a GOP candidate debate and the Republican ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – In a still-developing 2012 Republican presidential field, this week’s straw poll in Ames is shaping up to be as much about who isn’t directly competing as it is about the half-dozen candidates who are investing time, money and organization in hopes of ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 8, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Iowans this month are getting a sneak preview of the 2012 presidential campaign with Republicans hammering President Obama in the run up to Saturday’s Ames straw poll and the president and his Democratic surrogates trying to counter the negative GOP messages being ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 4, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann returns to Iowa on Friday, August 5 to rally Hawkeye State voters before the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll. Friday, August 5, 2011 "Join Me in Ames in 8 Days!" Sign Up Event 12:15 pm CT Pizza Ranch 1500 W 18th St. S Newton, Iowa Dexter Backyard Chat Note: This ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 3, 2011 | No comments

A Republican group that supports legal same-sex marriages in Iowa has decried a “Values Voters Bus Tour” of Iowa in the week leading up to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames Aug. 13. At least two candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination -- Tim ...