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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

Now that Iowa has set a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses the question now is when New Hampshire will have its primary. Don’t expect a quick decision on that. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner will outwait anyone, according to Granite State politicos. Legend ...

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

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

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

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | 1 comment

Donald Trump ripped the Obama administration for its lack of leadership and predicted the president’s health care reforms will be repealed either by Congress or the courts. “It’s too bad to let continue,” the New York real estate magnate and television personality said during a tele-town ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 17, 2011 | No comments

The former Iowa state director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign has joined the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Tina Goff will manage Santorum’s operations in central Iowa, including Polk and Dallas counties. In addition to working for the Cain campaign, Goff was the Mid-Central Iowa field ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 17, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has picked up the endorsement of two Iowa lawmakers including Rep. Dawn Pettengill, R-Mount Auburn. Pettengill said Santorum “has stood out as a man of conviction and principle at a time when our nation needs true leadership.” “Santorum's commitment to conservative values, ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has released his first radio advertisement campaign in Iowa. In the ad – “Agree,” Santorum points out where he and his fellow Republican contenders don't agree, but Santorum makes it clear that they do agree on one important issue -- defeating ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | 2 comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign has announced the launch of a new prolife advertisement as part of its ongoing weeks-long, million-plus dollar ad buy. The ad, titled ‘Life,’ will air beginning today on broadcast and cable television in Iowa and on radio in Iowa, New ...

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

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

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