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

MOUNT VERNON — It’s doubtful he made many converts, but for nearly 90 minutes Rick Santorum defended the “essential truths we stand by,” those truths that form the bedrock of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum brought his “Faith, Family & Freedom Tour” to ...

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

  Get ready for Round 2. After what was arguably the best debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, the candidates will tee it up again in Iowa Dec. 15. Although it may be remembered for Mitt Romney’s “bet,” with Rick Perry, Michele ...

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

  JOHNSTON – Texas Gov. Rick Perry – no stranger to debate gaffes – moved Sunday to capitalize on a self-inflicted wound that GOP rival Mitt Romney incurred with his “over the top” $10,000 bet during a high-stakes clash over health-care mandates during Saturday night’s nationally ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – After some toe-to-toe battles on an Iowa debate stage, Republican presidential contenders were expected to take their fight to the trenches in hopes to capturing crucial support heading into the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3. “My guess would be that from now ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – It was hard to tell at times during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate whether the six candidates on stage were members of the same political team. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, two candidates vying for front-runner status ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 10, 2011 | No comments

Support for Mitt Romney remains strong in Linn County, maybe stronger than it was four years ago when the former Massachusetts governor carried the county in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “He has a lot of support here and this visit is energizing,” former Linn County GOP ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 9, 2011 | No comments

  UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN SUE DVORSY: CEDAR RAPIDS – Making his first campaign appearance in Linn County in more than six months, Mitt Romney said he is the candidate with “the best ideas for the nation” and is the Republican best able to defeat ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | 2 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS — As the “one, true conservative” in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she’s best positioned to challenge President Obama. “I am the best candidate to take on Barack Obama because I will defeat him,” Bachmann said ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 8, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Talk about tough love. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered what he admitted was a pessimistic economic message to employees at Principal Financial on Thursday, warning of the potential for a “major, major” world crisis if drastic measures aren’t taken to halt policies ...

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 ...

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