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Author: Rod Boshart | December 30, 2011 | 5 comments

WEST DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, headlining a teeth-chattering outdoor political rally on Friday, jokingly delivered an offer to Iowa GOP caucus-goers that maybe they shouldn’t refuse next Tuesday. Campaigning with Mitt and Ann Romney at an outdoor West Des Moines venue in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | No comments

What's Ahead Dec. 30: Christie, Iowa Democrats focus on Romney Mr. Vice President?  Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked by Iowans to run for the Republican presidential nomination, will campaign in Cedar Rapids today – not for himself, but for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 28, 2011 | No comments

In the final run-up to the Jan. 3, the GOP presidential hopefuls are calling in favors from their friends and families to help them reach every likely caucusgoing Iowa. Newt Gingrich’s daughters, Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman, arrived in Iowa Dec. 27 to help dad ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | 1 comment

  You want coffee with that: To join The Gazette Editorial Board for a visit with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 8 a.m. today, click here. Wanna bet: Mitt Romney’s $10,000 challenge to Rick Perry during the Saturday night GOP candidates’ debate is the gift that ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 7, 2011 | 2 comments

  Not since Avis has No. 2 tried harder. Most candidates and campaigns avoid acknowledging polls unless they are on top. No campaign more than Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s goes out of the way to publicize its second-place — or sometimes lower — standing in polls. “Ron Paul ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 29, 2011 | No comments

Is Mitt Romney running to win in Iowa? Seems it depends on who’s answering that question. The former Massachusetts governor’s communications director Gail Gitcho said Nov. 28 her boss’s strategy “is to win there” when asked about Iowa. She didn’t repeat that during a conference call with Iowa ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 28, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats took a jab at 2012 GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney on Monday, claiming he is two conflicted people trapped in one politician’s body. Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said a new ad (available at MittvMitt.com) produced by the Democratic National ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  DES MOINES – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney told Iowans Wednesday he has the best chance of defeating President Obama in the 2012 election because he can go “toe to toe” with him on the economy as a proven turnaround business executive and someone who will ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 19, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, defending his former boss against a drumbeat of criticism from GOP rivals in Iowa, told fellow Democrats on Saturday that President Obama is guided by principles -- not politics – that are designed to steer the nation through ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 17, 2011 | 1 comment

If nothing else is clear about the 2012 GOP precinct caucus race it is that there is little that is clear. A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers bears that out. It found Herman Cain leading the pack, but, perhaps, more importantly at this ...