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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 | September 23, 2011 | No comments

  They’re back. 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls have been scarce since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. Now, facing the possibility of a compressed precinct caucus campaign schedule, they are slowly returning to cultivate support in the first-in-the-nation state. Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be back in ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — A day after he stole some of Michele Bachmann’s thunder during a stop in Waterloo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was mobbed well-wishers and media Monday as he strolled the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Perry, who announced his plans to run for president Saturday, seemed ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entry into the 2012 Republican presidential race on the heels of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Ames straw poll win had activists wondering Monday if there will be enough tea (party) for two in Iowa. Perry and Bachmann are expected ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Saturday marks an important dress rehearsal for a cast of Republican presidential hopefuls working to land the starring role in a four-year White House run on the world’s biggest political stage. The first big test in the GOP auditioning process take place when thousands ...

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: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 7 comments

DES MOINES – During a sometimes-raucous stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes if elected president and he predicted Democrat Barack Obama will not win a majority of Iowa votes next year in ...

Author: Zack Kucharski | August 10, 2011 | No comments

Sarah Palin will make a stop at the Iowa State Fair Friday. "We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week," an announcement on Palin's political action committee site states. The full itinerary of the trip ...

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

Mitt Romney will have a business round-table to talk about the economy Aug. 10 before heading to Ames for Thursday evening’s Fox News candidate debate. Romney, who isn’t competing in Iowa and has not been in the state since late May when he attended a picnic ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...