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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | 2 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS — As the “one, true conservative” in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she’s best positioned to challenge President Obama. “I am the best candidate to take on Barack Obama because I will defeat him,” Bachmann said ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | No comments

  From Adams to Zollinger, presidential hopefuls have the waterfront, or the alphabet, covered. Oh, there are a few familiar names – Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry, for example, as well as Tim Pawlenty and ...

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

  CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite the recent surge by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Iowa precinct caucuses are wide open and could produce more than one winner, Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted. The Iowa Republican, who has chosen not to endorse any of the 2012 GOP presidential ...

Author: Bret Hayworth | December 7, 2011 | No comments

  SIOUX CITY — All seven major Republican presidential candidates have confirmed they will participate in the Dec. 15 GOP debate in Sioux City. According to sources close to the debate not authorized to talk with the media, all of the candidates — including former Utah Gov.  ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 7, 2011 | 2 comments

  Not since Avis has No. 2 tried harder. Most candidates and campaigns avoid acknowledging polls unless they are on top. No campaign more than Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s goes out of the way to publicize its second-place — or sometimes lower — standing in polls. “Ron Paul ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 6, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ho-hum. Another Mitt Romney flip-flop. That seems to be the reaction to a recent revelation that the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful supported taxpayer-funded abortions when he ran for governor in Massachusetts. Given Romney’s track record of positions shifts — or flip-flops, depending on your ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 6, 2011 | No comments

To fill that slow time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, President Obama’s re-election campaign will host more than 50 house parties this week with volunteers across Iowa. Already more than 1,500 Obama for America volunteers are signed up to attend a caucus party this week, the campaign ...

Author: Contributed content | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Texas First Lady Anita Perry will visit Cornell College in Mount Vernon and attend a Republican women’s Christmas party Dec. 8. The wife of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry wills speak at 3:30 p.m. at Cornell College Speech, Thomas Commons, Hedges Conference Room. At 7 ...

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: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

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