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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 7, 2011 | 2 comments

  Not since Avis has No. 2 tried harder. Most candidates and campaigns avoid acknowledging polls unless they are on top. No campaign more than Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s goes out of the way to publicize its second-place — or sometimes lower — standing in polls. “Ron Paul ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ho-hum. Another Mitt Romney flip-flop. That seems to be the reaction to a recent revelation that the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful supported taxpayer-funded abortions when he ran for governor in Massachusetts. Given Romney’s track record of positions shifts — or flip-flops, depending on your ...

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

To fill that slow time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, President Obama’s re-election campaign will host more than 50 house parties this week with volunteers across Iowa. Already more than 1,500 Obama for America volunteers are signed up to attend a caucus party this week, the campaign ...

Author: Contributed content | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Texas First Lady Anita Perry will visit Cornell College in Mount Vernon and attend a Republican women’s Christmas party Dec. 8. The wife of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry wills speak at 3:30 p.m. at Cornell College Speech, Thomas Commons, Hedges Conference Room. At 7 ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 1, 2011 | No comments

A high-profile backer of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Thursday it’s “so important” that the former Massachusetts governor get off to a good start in Iowa, a state where he’s spent little time thus far but appears to be ramping up efforts. New Jersey Gov. ...

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

Polls of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers over the past months suggest that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent haven’t made up their mind about who they’ll support. More of them say they could change their mind. Given that scenario, don’t be surprised if GOP caucusgoers are ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 26, 2011 | 3 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Everything she needs to know, she learned in Iowa, Michele Bachmann told supporters at a book signing in Cedar Rapids Nov. 26. Personal responsibility, “your word is your bond” and giving an honest day’s work, Bachmann said at Barnes & Noble, are her ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | No comments

Mike Huckabee may be sitting out the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but it’s beginning to appear the former Arkansas governor is assuming a kingmaker role. Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses with the support or social conservatives, has invited the 2012 ...

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

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to make his seventh visit to CaucusLand Nov. 23 as his campaign continues to send mixed signals about how hard Romney will compete in the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. Whether it’s just a tease or the start of a ramped ...

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