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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 26, 2011 | No comments

  In the race for the Republican presidential nomination all the old deadlines seem to be passing, but more runners are expected to join the field. It was thought that to be taken seriously candidates had to get into the race before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll. However, ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Introductions are over and, now, five-term U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is selling himself and his message to caucus-going Iowa Republicans. At a meet-and-greet in Cedar Rapids Aug. 26, the Michigan congressman dismissed his 10th-place finish in the Iowa GOP Straw Poll earlier this ...

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

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, will meet with voters Friday in Cedar Rapids. McCotter will be at The Shop Next Door,111 13th St. SE, (behind Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26. All interested persons ...

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

Modern Healthcare has named Newt Gingrich #6 on its list of most influential people in healthcare. No other Republican presidential candidate is included in their list of 100. “Newt Gingrich has spent more time and energy developing and popularizing free market healthcare solutions that would save lives ...

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 24, 2011 | No comments

In a new Rasmussen survey of likely voters, it looks like 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is locked in a tight race with President Barack Obama, according to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. The poll shows Paul at 38 percent versus the president’s 39 percent ...

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: The Gazette Staff | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — A day after he stole some of Michele Bachmann’s thunder during a stop in Waterloo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was mobbed well-wishers and media Monday as he strolled the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Perry, who announced his plans to run for president Saturday, seemed ...

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