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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | 1 comment

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Republicans aren’t the only ones having fun as Iowans get ready to caucus. Democrats will be caucusing, too. They just haven’t been making as much noise as the GOP, according to Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids. An early backer of then Sen. Barack Obama ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

ANAMOSA – Michele Bachmann revved up the Dec. 22 leg of her 99-county bus tour by hopping on a vintage motorcycle at the National Motorcycle Museum. Bachmann, who is about three-quarters of the way through her pre-caucus tour, made a quick look around the museum after ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

He’s not getting as much attention as his University of Iowa colleague Stephen Bloom, but Michael Lewis-Beck has offered a defense of the Iowa caucuses and their first-in-the nation status. The political science professor emeritus, who co-authored “The American Voter Revisited,” a look at the polarization ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | No comments

Boston-Austin connection: It’s not just that they both have good hair, their last names rhyme and the both talk funny, but now Rick Perry seems to be channeling John Kerry. Perry has taken to adding this line, which sounds an awful lot like one Kerry used, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 20, 2011 | No comments

No doubt the most-watched political of the day will be The Family Leader’s announcement its endorsement of a candidate in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. It comes on the heels of Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen’s announcement that he will endorse Newt Gingrich. A formal announcement is ...

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

What’s their problem: As Iowans grow giddy with excitement at the approaching first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, Gallup reports seven out of 10 American can’t wait for the election to be over. Say what? That’s like Hawkeye fans saying they can’t wait for the game to be over ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 6, 2011 | No comments

To fill that slow time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, President Obama’s re-election campaign will host more than 50 house parties this week with volunteers across Iowa. Already more than 1,500 Obama for America volunteers are signed up to attend a caucus party this week, the campaign ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 16, 2011 | No comments

  It’s probably a compliment when a presidential hopeful is asked their choice of a running mate, a sign that the candidate is being taken seriously, seen as a contender. However it was meant, it struck Rick Santorum as, well, premature. The former Pennsylvania senator was fielding questions ...

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 | October 21, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is encouraged when he visits with young people. “The future looks brighter when I visit with you,” he told a standing room only crowd at the University of Iowa Oct. 21. Judging by the welcome he received, the feeling is ...