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Author: The Gazette Staff | October 26, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Republicans planning to attend the caucuses Jan. 3 have fewer concerns about GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's religious beliefs than those who are inclined to skip the caucus, suggesting he may face greater hurdles among Republicans in the general election. A University of Iowa Hawkeye ...

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

  Note to Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls: Even if your name isn’t Mitt Romney, don’t despair. At least not yet. At this point in the election cycle four years ago, John McCain was far from the odds-on favorite to be the GOP nominee. Not only was he at 14 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 24, 2011 | No comments

  After making a pitch to more than 1,000 social conservatives at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum Saturday night in Des Moines, a few of the candidates are continuing their visits with campaign appearances around d the state. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is ...

Author: Mike Wiser | October 23, 2011 | No comments

    DES MOINES – The polls, the pundits, and the candidates themselves have told Iowa’s social conservatives that the top issue in the 2012 election is the economy. Saturday night in an exhibit hall on the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 1,000 social conservatives turned out to convince ...

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

WILTON -- Diana Gradert was wearing a Rick Perry sticker, not because she had committed to supporting the Texas Republican’s presidential bid, but because it was the right thing to do. “They were handing them out when we came in and it would be impolite to ...

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

Let’s hope no one asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he likes the barbecue when he visits Rep. Jeff Kaufman’s family’s Century Farm near Wilton this afternoon. Apparently he’s partial to Texas-style barbecue – and doesn’t mind saying so. According to “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of ...

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

IOWA CITY – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is encouraged when he visits with young people. “The future looks brighter when I visit with you,” he told a standing room only crowd at the University of Iowa Oct. 21. Judging by the welcome he received, the feeling is ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Rep. Ron Paul warned that the nation’s current practice of spending, incurring debt and bailing out banks and other businesses is unsustainable, and there will few bumps in the road to economic recovery. Asked how he would make changes to the economy without ...

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

Is anyone else wondering if Texas Rep. Ron Paul will come out in favor of a “black-and-gold standard” when he makes a Homecoming Weekend visit to the University of Iowa? Paul, who has an enthusiastic following at UI – as he does on many college campuses, ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – A day after saying he won’t endorse any of the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls before the Iowa precinct caucuses, Sen. Chuck Grassley said there’s a remote possibility he may change his mind. Grassley announced Oct. 19 that just as he didn’t endorse in ...

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