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

  If the 2012 presidential nomination contest were a television reality show, Michele Bachmann would be the first candidate voted off. That’s the results of a Poll Position poll of 1,200 voters nationwide. Bachmann was the winner -- or actually the loser -- with 24 percent of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 8, 2011 | 1 comment

Cain wanes? Newt waxes? It’s hard to imagine what Herman Cain will say at a press conference later today that will take the minds of the media as well as his supporters off the lengthening list of sexual harassment allegations against the Georgia businessman. However, it appears ...

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

Are you ready to rumble? Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who rocked the political establishment when he won a term as governor of Minnesota, is talking about running for president. And he may have just the issue to rally people to his side. Ventura, who like ...

Author: Mike Wiser | November 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — Last night’s Ronald Reagan Dinner was as much of a pep rally for some of state’s most influential party leaders as it was policy forum for five candidates seeking their votes. From the opening speech to the 1,000 attendees by Lt. Gov. Kim ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | 1 comment

MARION – “I’m three-for-three,” Josh Romney announced after taking a turn making get-out-the-vote phone calls for Iowa Senate candidate Cindy Golding Nov. 4. The son of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added an asterisk to his accomplishment. “That’s two votes for Cindy and a half of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney will be back on the campaign trail in Iowa Monday, but his advance team arrives today. Romney’s son, Josh, will be in Marion and Cedar Rapids. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll make a stop at Cindy Golding’s campaign headquarters, 1121 7th Ave., Marion, to join ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 3, 2011 | No comments

  Mitt Romney, the will-he-or-won’t-he candidate of the 2012 election cycle will. Campaign in Iowa, that is. The former Massachusetts governor will be back in Iowa Nov. 7, campaigning in Dubuque and Scott counties, territory he carried in 2008 when he was runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 2, 2011 | 1 comment

  WILLIAMSBURG — Rick Santorum is the perfect Iowa precinct caucus story. If he could just get someone to tell it. “We’re underdog. The candidate that’s going to come up in the last few weeks,” the former Pennsylvania senator said Nov. 2 in Williamsburg. Santorum said he’s getting shortchanged ...

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

PELLA – Five Republicans seeking their party’s nomination promised lower taxes, less regulation and greater trade opportunities for American industry during a forum hosted by manufacturing trade association. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who highlighted his record of creating 1 million net new jobs over the past ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 31, 2011 | No comments

Following Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's three-day swing through southeast Iowa, the campaign released the names of 64 grassroots activists who will play an instrumental role in organizing for the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. "The caucuses are won precinct-by-precinct with neighbors talking to neighbors, friends talking to ...

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