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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

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

Republican presidential hopefuls made fewer trips to Iowa ahead of the GOP Straw Poll than they did four years ago, but party activists and political scientists warn against reading too much into downsized campaign activities. Several factors come into play: the number of candidates, the presence ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 12, 2011 | No comments

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 1, 2011 | No comments

  Two weeks before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll -- a non-binding popularity contest for 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls -- many of the party’s activists have yet to commit to any candidate. For some, it’s a dilemma of too many good choices. “We have a lot of good ...