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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: The Gazette Staff | June 3, 2011 | No comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will visit Dubuque June 13.   Paul, who will participate later that day in a New Hampshire debate, will meet voters from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at StoneCliff Winery's Riverfront Alliant Amphitheater, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 1, 2011 | No comments

He didn’t get the answer he wanted, but Iowa Republican Bruce Rastetter says his attempt to convince New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president wasn’t a wasted effort. Not only is Christie planning to participate in an education summit in Iowa next month, but ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 1, 2011 | No comments

Republican Mitt Romney’s first 2012 campaign visit to Linn County had the feel of a family get-together. He shook hands and hugged supporters from his 2008 bid for the GOP presidential nomination and posed for countless pictures with his extended family members who were chowing down ...

Author: Associated Press | May 31, 2011 | No comments

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says she thinks the race can accommodate both her and Sarah Palin. Both women are favorites of the tea party movement. But Bachmann says she doesn't compare herself to Palin ...

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 | April 20, 2011 | No comments

Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will speak in Des Moines May 26 at a Polk County Republican fundraiser. Bachmann, an Iowa native, will headline the second annual dinner honoring long-time Republican activist and area businessman Robb ...

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

Although a platoon of potential presidential nominees are testing the waters in Iowa and other early caucus and primary states, the White House’s current occupant, Democrat Barack Obama, is the only candidate who has taken the plunge into the 2012 presidential race. Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are ...

Author: Associated Press | April 15, 2011 | 1 comment

It's a tricky time of courtship. As the tea party turns 2, the still-gelling field of Republican presidential contenders is the first class of White House hopefuls to try to figure out how to tap the movement's energy without alienating voters elsewhere ...

Author: Associated Press | March 23, 2011 | No comments

Republican officials say Donald Trump will address the party's Lincoln Day dinner as part of his first foray into Iowa as a possible presidential contender. The New York billionaire and reality TV figure has already announced plans to visit New Hampshire in June. Iowa Republican Party Chairman ...

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