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Author: Richard Pratt | June 9, 2011 | No comments

Six likely Republican presidential candidates are participating in a bus tour of Iowa that kicks off Monday. The three-week event is sponsored by the Iowa Tea Party and includes appearances by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former CEO Herman Cain, former House ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 7, 2011 | 1 comment

A day after officially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum waded into a controversy that threatens to further delay the Iowa Legislature’s adjournment. Prior to a meeting with Iowa Right to Life, Santorum offered his support for legislation being considered by the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 7, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has received the endorsement of a second Iowa House freshman. Rep. Kim Pearson, R- Pleasant Hill, said June 7 she’s backing the Texas congressman for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Pearson, a retired attorney and home educator, called Paul “principled ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | June 3, 2011 | No comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will visit Dubuque June 13.   Paul, who will participate later that day in a New Hampshire debate, will meet voters from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at StoneCliff Winery's Riverfront Alliant Amphitheater, ...

Author: Rod Boshart | May 23, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially opened his 2012 GOP presidential bid Monday by taking aim at Democratic rival Barack Obama and his policies, promising to tell Americans the truth about tough challenges they must face and offering change that will mean ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | May 13, 2011 | 1 comment

If he joins the race for the White House, Mike Huckabee would be formidable, according to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who brought his campaign for the 2012 GOP nomination to Eastern Iowa Friday. “Clearly he would be a strong contender in Iowa,” Pawlenty said during ...

Author: Richard Pratt | May 9, 2011 | No comments

Dave Panther, owner of the Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City, is anticipating another stream of candidates — and a corresponding boost in business — to his restaurant as the Iowa caucus campaign heats up later this year. The restaurant again will hold its Coffee ...

Author: Associated Press | April 21, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has hired two Iowa staffers to assist as he explores a race for Iowa's leadoff precinct caucuses. Santorum announced Thursday that Cody Brown will manage his efforts at testing the waters for a caucus campaign. Brown managed Republican Ben Lange's congressional ...

Author: Associated Press | April 20, 2011 | No comments

Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will speak in Des Moines May 26 at a Polk County Republican fundraiser. Bachmann, an Iowa native, will headline the second annual dinner honoring long-time Republican activist and area businessman Robb ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | April 18, 2011 | No comments

Although a platoon of potential presidential nominees are testing the waters in Iowa and other early caucus and primary states, the White House’s current occupant, Democrat Barack Obama, is the only candidate who has taken the plunge into the 2012 presidential race. Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are ...

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