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Author: James Q. Lynch | June 7, 2011 | 1 comment

A day after officially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum waded into a controversy that threatens to further delay the Iowa Legislature’s adjournment. Prior to a meeting with Iowa Right to Life, Santorum offered his support for legislation being considered by the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 7, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has received the endorsement of a second Iowa House freshman. Rep. Kim Pearson, R- Pleasant Hill, said June 7 she’s backing the Texas congressman for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Pearson, a retired attorney and home educator, called Paul “principled ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 6, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED with comments from Herman Cain in Iowa City IOWA CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is being roundly criticized in Iowa for his decision to skip the Iowa precinct caucuses because he wants to end subsidies for ethanol, a $1.6 billion industry in Iowa. The ...

Author: Rod Boshart | May 23, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially opened his 2012 GOP presidential bid Monday by taking aim at Democratic rival Barack Obama and his policies, promising to tell Americans the truth about tough challenges they must face and offering change that will mean ...

Author: Associated Press | February 27, 2011 | 3 comments

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two weeks, Republican officials said Sunday, after months spent traveling to important primary and caucus states. These officials declined to say precisely ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 12, 2011 | 1 comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans angling for President Barack Obama's job compared him to a one-term Democratic president and a Democratic vice president who fell short in his bid to win the presidency. Appearing before conservatives who hold huge sway in the GOP ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 10, 2011 | No comments

WASHINGTON - The largest conservative gathering of the year began Thursday with a parade of possible Republican presidential candidates determined to show that they have what it takes to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012. More than 11,000 activists and politicians convened ...

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