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Author: The Gazette Staff | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  By JON ERICSON/jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com CEDAR FALLS — Rick Santorum wants to cross electability off the list of negatives voters may hold against him. The former senator from Pennsylvania has logged more time in Iowa than any other candidate, having visited all 99 counties. Sometimes those events have drawn ...

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 26, 2011 | No comments

  For ex-pat Iowans home for the holidays and others who are hoping to do a little caucus tourism this week, the opportunities are limited, but growing. The candidates are returning from Christmas break and haven’t released their full schedules. Here’s what we know: Rick Santorum is the ...

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

Christmas truce: It hardly compares to the famed Christmas truce between the British and Germans during World War I, but the a “super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney has decided to stop broadcasting its ad attacking Newt Gingrich today and Christmas Day. For his part, Gingrich started ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Caucus campaign events tend to be populated by, well, older audiences. Unless you go to a Ron Paul campaign rally. There you’re as likely to see parents holding babies as white hair. The recent State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll bears out the fact that Paul appeals to younger voters Perhaps ...

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

MANCHESTER – His rivals are beating him up for his foreign policy positions, but Ron Paul is finding plenty of support among Iowa caucusgoers for his non-interventionist philosophy. Paul’s reluctance to get tough with Iran as well as his call to end foreign aid and bring ...

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

ANAMOSA – Michele Bachmann revved up the Dec. 22 leg of her 99-county bus tour by hopping on a vintage motorcycle at the National Motorcycle Museum. Bachmann, who is about three-quarters of the way through her pre-caucus tour, made a quick look around the museum after ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 21, 2011 | 1 comment

BETTENDORF — Rising in the polls, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul drew at least 600 people to the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf Dec. 21 to hear a 45-minute speech on the ills of the federal debt, foreign wars and declining liberties. The Texas congressman ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 21, 2011 | 2 comments

UPDATED with comments from Ron Paul Texas Gov. Rick Perry stepped up his criticism of Ron Paul on Wednesday, calling him a “backbencher” in Congress who has been hypocritical by opposing federal spending but still asking for earmarks. Paul responded later in the day that he supports ...

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 ...

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