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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | 1 comment

  You want coffee with that: To join The Gazette Editorial Board for a visit with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 8 a.m. today, click here. Wanna bet: Mitt Romney’s $10,000 challenge to Rick Perry during the Saturday night GOP candidates’ debate is the gift that ...

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

MOUNT VERNON — It’s doubtful he made many converts, but for nearly 90 minutes Rick Santorum defended the “essential truths we stand by,” those truths that form the bedrock of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum brought his “Faith, Family & Freedom Tour” to ...

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

  A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll being released this morning in Washington has both good news and bad for Iowa frontrunner Newt Gingrich. The former U.S. House speaker is leading the field with a 10 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, but poll ...

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

  Get ready for Round 2. After what was arguably the best debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, the candidates will tee it up again in Iowa Dec. 15. Although it may be remembered for Mitt Romney’s “bet,” with Rick Perry, Michele ...

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: Associated Press | December 9, 2011 | No comments

Business mogul Donald Trump said Friday he might scrub a presidential debate that so far has drawn only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Trump, the reality television star who has not ruled out an independent White House bid, had hoped for all of the Republican candidates ...

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: 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: Bret Hayworth | December 7, 2011 | No comments

  SIOUX CITY — All seven major Republican presidential candidates have confirmed they will participate in the Dec. 15 GOP debate in Sioux City. According to sources close to the debate not authorized to talk with the media, all of the candidates — including former Utah Gov.  ...

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