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

  CEDAR RAPIDS – He praised Iowans and their vital role in the presidential election process, and asked them to caucus for his favorite candidate, Mitt Romney. But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew the line at cheering for Iowa State University over Rutgers University in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | No comments

Caucus emotions: It’s probably safe to say that Ron Paul relies less on emotional appeals than other Republican presidential hopefuls when he makes his pitch for support in the Iowa precinct caucuses. However, if emotions rule caucus night, the Texas congressman could come up a winner. That’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | 1 comment

  It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, few Republicans have landed solidly on one candidate. A recent Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers found the race “remarkably fluid” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | 3 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has moved into first place – the fifth candidate ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Hit the reset button: The series of “surge and fade” candidates that has marked the race for the top prize in the Iowa first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses has been succeeded by Herman Cain’s surge and suspend strategy. A month ago, Cain was leading the race according to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | 4 comments

  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will kick off a series of presidential candidate education forums at the University of Northern Iowa Nov. 30. Bachman, a Waterloo native who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall ...

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

Not everything we learned from an Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV 9 poll came as a surprise. For example, Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support comes primarily from folks 44 years old and younger. Georgia businessman Herman Cain’s support is strongest among those who identify themselves as “extremely conservative” while ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 3, 2011 | No comments

  Mitt Romney, the will-he-or-won’t-he candidate of the 2012 election cycle will. Campaign in Iowa, that is. The former Massachusetts governor will be back in Iowa Nov. 7, campaigning in Dubuque and Scott counties, territory he carried in 2008 when he was runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 31, 2011 | No comments

What’s up, Iowa? Roughly midway between two iconic Iowa contests on the road to the Republican presidential nomination Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have reversed roles. Bachmann, who won the straw poll after entering the race less than two months earlier, and Cain, who finished in single ...

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 ...