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Author: The Gazette Staff | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — A day after he stole some of Michele Bachmann’s thunder during a stop in Waterloo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was mobbed well-wishers and media Monday as he strolled the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Perry, who announced his plans to run for president Saturday, seemed ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Waterloo native Michelle Bachmann fired a resounding opening volley in the race for the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination Saturday by besting her competitors in the much-watched Iowa GOP straw poll. “You’ve done it, Iowa,” a beaming Bachmann told her cheering supporters outside Hilton ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | No comments

AMES – The big day for Iowa Republicans and the presidential candidates who desperately want their support has arrived in Ames. The polls have opened and the GOP’s makeshift tent city is abuzz with activities as throngs of Republicans gather to hear speeches from the six ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

AMES -- The Iowa GOP will LIVE stream the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll program scheduled to take place today from noon to 3:30 p.m. The program can be viewed online at www.iowagop.org or at ustream.tv/iowastrawpoll and will include the six candidates who reserved space for the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

  Don’t look for Fergus Cullen at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman would be persona non grata if he showed up, so he has no plans to be anywhere near Ames. Not even to handle tin foil hat concessions. Cullen is the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll, capturing a commanding 44 percent of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's campaign. The results of the two-week online poll were announced one ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

Who’s ahead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination will be clearer by the time the sun sets on the Iowa GOP Straw Poll today. However, as the sun rises over Ames, most of the horse-race polling on the GOP search for a challenger to ...

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

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 12, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Iowa 4th District Rep. Tom Latham on Friday released the results of a two-week online poll of 2012 Republican presidential candidates his campaign offered at www.onlineiowastrawpoll.com. And the winner is … Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who captured 44 percent of the more than ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  AMES — Democrats are girding for a tough presidential re-election battle in 2012 and Iowa will figure prominently in their victory strategy, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said Thursday. “We’re prepared for a very close and competitive election,” said David Axelrod. “We’ve come through a ...

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