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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | 1 comment

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Republicans aren’t the only ones having fun as Iowans get ready to caucus. Democrats will be caucusing, too. They just haven’t been making as much noise as the GOP, according to Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids. An early backer of then Sen. Barack Obama ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 30, 2011 | 5 comments

WEST DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, headlining a teeth-chattering outdoor political rally on Friday, jokingly delivered an offer to Iowa GOP caucus-goers that maybe they shouldn’t refuse next Tuesday. Campaigning with Mitt and Ann Romney at an outdoor West Des Moines venue in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | No comments

What's Ahead Dec. 30: Christie, Iowa Democrats focus on Romney Mr. Vice President?  Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked by Iowans to run for the Republican presidential nomination, will campaign in Cedar Rapids today – not for himself, but for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 26, 2011 | No comments

  For ex-pat Iowans home for the holidays and others who are hoping to do a little caucus tourism this week, the opportunities are limited, but growing. The candidates are returning from Christmas break and haven’t released their full schedules. Here’s what we know: Rick Santorum is the ...

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

He’s not getting as much attention as his University of Iowa colleague Stephen Bloom, but Michael Lewis-Beck has offered a defense of the Iowa caucuses and their first-in-the nation status. The political science professor emeritus, who co-authored “The American Voter Revisited,” a look at the polarization ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | No comments

Boston-Austin connection: It’s not just that they both have good hair, their last names rhyme and the both talk funny, but now Rick Perry seems to be channeling John Kerry. Perry has taken to adding this line, which sounds an awful lot like one Kerry used, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 20, 2011 | No comments

No doubt the most-watched political of the day will be The Family Leader’s announcement its endorsement of a candidate in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. It comes on the heels of Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen’s announcement that he will endorse Newt Gingrich. A formal announcement is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 19, 2011 | 1 comment

  Texas political observers say their Gov. Rick Perry has a reputation as a dangerous campaigner, even more so when he’s behind. If that’s the case, Perry will be a dangerous man when he visits northeast Iowa today in search of support in the Jan. 3 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 16, 2011 | No comments

Just saying: If anyone had suggested that 13 candidate debates could or would be interesting, I wouldn’t have believed them. Not for a second. As it turns out, the candidates managed to keep it interesting. Of course, Newt Romney, Tim Tebow, slipping eyebrows, memory lapses and ...

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

You think you’re busy: The presidential hopefuls like to tell us the Iowa precinct caucus campaign is not a sprint, but a marathon, Call it what you will, the 2012ers, or at least some of them, have traded their walking shows for running spikes. With 18 ...