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Author: The Gazette Staff | October 20, 2011 | 2 comments

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the release of two new broadcast campaign ads that capitalize on the recent launch of his “Plan to Restore America” in Nevada. The 30-second spot “Plan” explains Paul’s balanced budget plan to voters, and ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

Now that Iowa has set a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses the question now is when New Hampshire will have its primary. Don’t expect a quick decision on that. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner will outwait anyone, according to Granite State politicos. Legend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | 1 comment

Donald Trump ripped the Obama administration for its lack of leadership and predicted the president’s health care reforms will be repealed either by Congress or the courts. “It’s too bad to let continue,” the New York real estate magnate and television personality said during a tele-town ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 17, 2011 | No comments

The former Iowa state director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign has joined the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Tina Goff will manage Santorum’s operations in central Iowa, including Polk and Dallas counties. In addition to working for the Cain campaign, Goff was the Mid-Central Iowa field ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 16, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cancelled campaign events in Nevada and instead traveled to Iowa to show solidarity with Republicans trying to hold their first-in-the-nation position in the 2012 nominating process and keep from being forced to caucus on their presidential picks ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh on the heels of his endorsement of Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, told “tele-town hall” participants in Iowa and 18 other states Tuesday that he expects the former Massachusetts governor will “face hell fire” from President Obama ...

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