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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 24, 2011 | No comments

  After making a pitch to more than 1,000 social conservatives at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum Saturday night in Des Moines, a few of the candidates are continuing their visits with campaign appearances around d the state. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is ...

Author: Mike Wiser | October 23, 2011 | No comments

    DES MOINES – The polls, the pundits, and the candidates themselves have told Iowa’s social conservatives that the top issue in the 2012 election is the economy. Saturday night in an exhibit hall on the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 1,000 social conservatives turned out to convince ...

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

Let’s hope no one asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he likes the barbecue when he visits Rep. Jeff Kaufman’s family’s Century Farm near Wilton this afternoon. Apparently he’s partial to Texas-style barbecue – and doesn’t mind saying so. According to “Holy Smoke: The Big Book 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 ...

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

Is anyone else wondering if Texas Rep. Ron Paul will come out in favor of a “black-and-gold standard” when he makes a Homecoming Weekend visit to the University of Iowa? Paul, who has an enthusiastic following at UI – as he does on many college campuses, ...

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: Rod Boshart | August 10, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

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

DES MOINES -- Iowans this month are getting a sneak preview of the 2012 presidential campaign with Republicans hammering President Obama in the run up to Saturday’s Ames straw poll and the president and his Democratic surrogates trying to counter the negative GOP messages being ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, right, shakes hands with Tim Countryman of Cedar Rapids at a house party sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition at the home of Bob and Patti Klaus in Cedar Rapids July 26. (James Q. Lynch/SourceMedia Group News) CEDAR ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 18, 2011 | No comments

Plans are being made for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall event, which will be a 2012 presidential candidate forum featuring all the qualified candidates seeking nomination of their political party. The Iowa Energy Forum will sponsor the event, set for Oct. 22 from 6 ...