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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 2, 2011 | 1 comment

The rise in Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers are lifting spirits in an unlikely place – the White House. That’s the assessment of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who recalls his House colleague as a “bomb thrower.” “What I’m picking up around here is that there’s a lot of ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 1, 2011 | No comments

A high-profile backer of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Thursday it’s “so important” that the former Massachusetts governor get off to a good start in Iowa, a state where he’s spent little time thus far but appears to be ramping up efforts. New Jersey Gov. ...

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

Polls of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers over the past months suggest that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent haven’t made up their mind about who they’ll support. More of them say they could change their mind. Given that scenario, don’t be surprised if GOP caucusgoers are ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Four years ago, Rudy Giuliani was leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination with 25 percent of the support of Republicans and independents who leaned Republican. National polling by Gallup for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007, showed a little-known governor from Arkansas beginning ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 29, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- America needs to have a conversation about how to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants living in this country, but “it will not be amnesty in any form or fashion,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry promised Iowans Nov. 29. The border state governor’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 29, 2011 | No comments

Is Mitt Romney running to win in Iowa? Seems it depends on who’s answering that question. The former Massachusetts governor’s communications director Gail Gitcho said Nov. 28 her boss’s strategy “is to win there” when asked about Iowa. She didn’t repeat that during a conference call with Iowa ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 26, 2011 | 3 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Everything she needs to know, she learned in Iowa, Michele Bachmann told supporters at a book signing in Cedar Rapids Nov. 26. Personal responsibility, “your word is your bond” and giving an honest day’s work, Bachmann said at Barnes & Noble, are her ...

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 23, 2011 | No comments

Mike Huckabee may be sitting out the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but it’s beginning to appear the former Arkansas governor is assuming a kingmaker role. Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses with the support or social conservatives, has invited the 2012 ...

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