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

Support for Mitt Romney remains strong in Linn County, maybe stronger than it was four years ago when the former Massachusetts governor carried the county in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “He has a lot of support here and this visit is energizing,” former Linn County GOP ...

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

  UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN SUE DVORSY: CEDAR RAPIDS – Making his first campaign appearance in Linn County in more than six months, Mitt Romney said he is the candidate with “the best ideas for the nation” and is the Republican best able to defeat ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | 2 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS — As the “one, true conservative” in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she’s best positioned to challenge President Obama. “I am the best candidate to take on Barack Obama because I will defeat him,” Bachmann said ...

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

  DES MOINES – Talk about tough love. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered what he admitted was a pessimistic economic message to employees at Principal Financial on Thursday, warning of the potential for a “major, major” world crisis if drastic measures aren’t taken to halt policies ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite the recent surge by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Iowa precinct caucuses are wide open and could produce more than one winner, Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted. The Iowa Republican, who has chosen not to endorse any of the 2012 GOP presidential ...

Author: Contributed content | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Texas First Lady Anita Perry will visit Cornell College in Mount Vernon and attend a Republican women’s Christmas party Dec. 8. The wife of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry wills speak at 3:30 p.m. at Cornell College Speech, Thomas Commons, Hedges Conference Room. At 7 ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

Author: Contributed content | December 3, 2011 | 1 comment

DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign announced Saturday the Texas congressman will not participate in a Dec. 27 GOP debate in Iowa that is slated to be moderated by Donald Trump, fearing the reality TV celebrity’s presence would “contribute to circus-like atmosphere.” “The ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | December 2, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Mitt Romney has picked up the support of an influential Iowa Republican in his quest to land the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray announced he is backing the former Massachusetts governor in next month’s precinct caucuses – the first ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

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