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Author: Rod Boshart | November 1, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Top national Republican strategists said Tuesday they plan to use Democrat Barack Obama’s own words -- in promising economic improvements, less government debt and lower deficits -- against him in “ground zero” battleground states like Iowa to make sure he’s a one-term ...

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

UPDATED: Herman Cain may be the flavor-of-the-month in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination race, but Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the one candidate who consistently polls in double-digits in Iowa, has received more itemized individual contributions from Iowans than any other candidate in the field, ...

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 2, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called for Republicans to compromise with the president in order to pass his $447 billion jobs plan. However, the Florida congresswoman said the GOP and its presidential hopefuls are taking marching orders from tea party activists ...

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

DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2011 Jefferson Jackson dinner Nov. 19 in Des Moines. “Mayor Emanuel has proven to be one of the great advocates for Democratic values and middle class opportunity throughout his ...

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

The Iowa Democratic Party has launched its online home of the 2012 Iowa Democratic Caucuses, TheCaucuses.com. The party encourages Iowans to visit the site to commit to attend their caucus, stay up to date with caucus news and get involved with the 2012 campaign. “The first-in-the-nation caucuses ...

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 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 ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Here's the message Democrats are sending during as the presidential campaign heats up: Iowans, especially the elderly, are increasingly “terrified” by suggestions from 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls that government spending, including entitlement programs, will be cut. “It’s real fear. The fear is running rampant,” ...