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Author: James Q. Lynch | July 11, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced new staffing in Iowa as well as details for the grand opening of his campaign’s Iowa headquarters. The new staff includes: Larry Tuel- State Director Lisa Lockwood- Field Staff Zach Dalluge- Field Staff Steven Hensler- Field Staff The team, along with Cain and his national ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 8, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The obituaries being written about Tim Pawlenty’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination appear to be premature. That’s not just the candidate and his staff talking, but more than 130 people who gave the former Minnesota governor an enthusiastic reception at a July ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 8, 2011 | No comments

The Iowa Conservative Union will host 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich from 6 to 10 p.m. July 11 at the Long Branch Hotel and Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 90 Twix Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. The public is invited. Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 7, 2011 | No comments

The Iowa Electronic Markets' 2012 presidential election prediction market has opened, and early trading gives President Barack Obama an edge in his re-election bid. As of 9 a.m. July 7, the Democratic contract was trading for 57.2 cents on the IEM's Winner Take All market, which ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 7, 2011 | No comments

On the heels of President Obama’s Twitter news conference, TheTeaParty.net has announced plans for a Presidential Twitter debate July 20. The debate, which will moderated by political analyst and pollster Dick Morris, will feature 2012 Republican presidential nomination hopefuls Rep. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Rick Santorum is impressed with the partnerships between Kirkwood Community College and the area business community to help supply a skilled workforce. “It’s obviously a dynamic place,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said after meeting Kirkwood administrators and staff July 6 on the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

MARION – For conservatives, 2010 was a goal-line stand. By and large, Rick Santorum said, conservatives, with a majority of the U.S. House, have been successful in stopping the Barack Obama agenda from becoming reality. “But we haven’t moved off the one-yard line,” Santorum told a houseful ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican Sen. Rand Paul will visit Iowa July 29 and 30 to encourage Iowans to support limited government principles and fiscal responsibility, the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign has announced. “Rand Paul's message strikes a strong chord with the Tea Party here in Iowa,” said Drew ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Republican operative Craig Schoenfeld has been named executive director of Americans for Rick Perry’s Iowa organization. The group is encouraging the Texas governor to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Schoenfeld was until recently executive director of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Iowa campaign. Schoenfeld, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination recently was endorsed by several Iowa legislators, will be back in the state campaigning July 6-7. Pawlenty will be in Cedar Rapids at 12:30 p.m. July 8 at the The Ar-Jay Center, 5515 ...

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