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Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive inter-play from their field of presidential candidates in a televised debate Thursday night, now the intrigue will be how that translates into support when they cast ballots on Saturday, the state’s GOP leader said. “I’d like ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  AMES — Democrats are girding for a tough presidential re-election battle in 2012 and Iowa will figure prominently in their victory strategy, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said Thursday. “We’re prepared for a very close and competitive election,” said David Axelrod. “We’ve come through a ...

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: The Gazette Staff | August 11, 2011 | No comments

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced details Thursday of its Ames Straw Poll activities, including a full speaking program set around a family-friendly atmosphere. The speaking program will feature campaign senior advisor Doug Wead as master of ceremonies. Wead will preside ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | 2 comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and a 2012 GOP presidential hopeful, has received the Gun Owners of America’s highest honor, the “Defender of the Second Amendment Award.” The announcement comes just ahead of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 in Ames where the Paul campaign ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By Ed TibbettsQuad-City TimesIt wasn’t as if Mary Savely didn’t like what she heard from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on a sunny Iowa morning this week. She did. Cain’s common sense and business background all were enticing elements, she said. Still, the Davenport woman wasn’t ready ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By JOSH NELSON josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com AMES — It’s summer in Iowa, which means it’s hot, sticky and humid. On Saturday, thousands of people will spend their day milling about without much shade in acres of concrete parking lots at the Iowa Straw Poll. But know this potential poll voters, ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Like a chip off the block, Sen. Rand Paul echoed his father’s warnings that the nation is approaching a financial tipping point. “Remember the good old days when we measured our deficit in billions and not trillions,” Paul said in Cedar Rapids Aug. ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – The economy may be the top issue on Iowans’ minds, but without the foundation of strong families the economy won’t be strong, according to social conservative groups on a “Values Voters” tour of Iowa ahead of Saturday’s Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The “Values ...

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