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Author: Associated Press | October 4, 2011 | 1 comment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday announced he would not run for president, refusing to bow to pressure from GOP donors, fans and luminaries clamoring for another option in the search for a strong Republican to challenge President Barack Obama next fall. "Now is not ...

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

    CORALVILLE – Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour of Iowa got off to a slow start when he got caught in a traffic delay caused by a construction project along Interstate 380. Just as well, according to Democratic critics, who claimed in a prebuttal to the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination recently was endorsed by several Iowa legislators, will be back in the state campaigning July 6-7. Pawlenty will be in Cedar Rapids at 12:30 p.m. July 8 at the The Ar-Jay Center, 5515 ...

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 | May 13, 2011 | 1 comment

If he joins the race for the White House, Mike Huckabee would be formidable, according to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who brought his campaign for the 2012 GOP nomination to Eastern Iowa Friday. “Clearly he would be a strong contender in Iowa,” Pawlenty said during ...