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Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 22, 2011 | 3 comments

  An influential social conservative group in Iowa has narrowed the list of Republican presidential candidates it’s considering endorsing, ruling out Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. The Family Leader said today it’s considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS - Michele Bachmann calls herself an “accidental politician,” someone who never dreamed of being in the White House, but someone who finds herself on the presidential campaign trail as a result of her core convictions that began to take shape during her childhood ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

Not everything we learned from an Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV 9 poll came as a surprise. For example, Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support comes primarily from folks 44 years old and younger. Georgia businessman Herman Cain’s support is strongest among those who identify themselves as “extremely conservative” while ...

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

  ANAMOSA – It’s the debt, stupid. And Ron Paul has a plan to deal with it. The Texas congressman, whose poll numbers have been rising and who consistently draws larger audiences than most of his rivals, spoke of an urgency to deal with the nation’s “unbelievable” $15 ...

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

Whoever said “It’s lonely at the top” wasn’t watching the Iowa precinct to caucus campaign. Everyone wants to be at the top and with the plethora of polls this election cycle, more than one candidate can claim to at the top – or close. After polls this ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 17, 2011 | 1 comment

If nothing else is clear about the 2012 GOP precinct caucus race it is that there is little that is clear. A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers bears that out. It found Herman Cain leading the pack, but, perhaps, more importantly at this ...

Author: Associated Press | November 16, 2011 | No comments

    URBANDALE (AP) — Rising in national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received over the past decade from the federally backed housing agency Freddie Mac. Gingrich said he didn't remember exactly how much he was paid, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 16, 2011 | No comments

  It’s probably a compliment when a presidential hopeful is asked their choice of a running mate, a sign that the candidate is being taken seriously, seen as a contender. However it was meant, it struck Rick Santorum as, well, premature. The former Pennsylvania senator was fielding questions ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 15, 2011 | No comments

ANAMOSA — Rick Santorum says he’s working harder in Iowa than any other candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Despite bottom rung standing in polls of likely caucusgoers, the former Pennsylvania senator thinks he’s making progress. “I get pigeonholed as social conservative,” he said during a ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 15, 2011 | No comments

  DUBUQUE – Herman Cain says he is being “realistic rather than overly optimistic” in predicting a top three finish in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “You just never know in politics, you can’t accurately predict all the different dynamics that may impact the voters, the caucus-goers,” the ...

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