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Author: Jeff Raasch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Strong caucus turnout was reported at both Republican and Democratic caucus sites in the Corridor, with both sides proclaiming successful, unifying evenings Tuesday. Some Republican caucus sites in Linn County reported double the voters of 2008. It happened at Van Buren Elementary in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

Putting on the caucuses should be easy, right. Just pull out the plan from four years ago and update it, right. That’s not the case at all in Linn County where Republican “location coordinator” Eric Rosenthal threw out the 2008 plan and started over when making plans ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | 1 comment

  It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, few Republicans have landed solidly on one candidate. A recent Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers found the race “remarkably fluid” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 10, 2011 | No comments

Support for Mitt Romney remains strong in Linn County, maybe stronger than it was four years ago when the former Massachusetts governor carried the county in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “He has a lot of support here and this visit is energizing,” former Linn County GOP ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 9, 2011 | No comments

  UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN SUE DVORSY: CEDAR RAPIDS – Making his first campaign appearance in Linn County in more than six months, Mitt Romney said he is the candidate with “the best ideas for the nation” and is the Republican best able to defeat ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 9, 2011 | No comments

It’s probably too late in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucus campaign to catch up to the record spending by candidates just four years ago. Still, the campaign ad buys this week by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry will warm the year-end balance sheets of Iowa media companies. A ...

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 | November 23, 2011 | No comments

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, national president of Interfaith Alliance, will speak dangers he sees in politics and religion becoming increasingly intertwined Nov. 30 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. His talk, "But God said I could be President! Is God confused or are we?," will ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | 1 comment

MARION – “I’m three-for-three,” Josh Romney announced after taking a turn making get-out-the-vote phone calls for Iowa Senate candidate Cindy Golding Nov. 4. The son of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added an asterisk to his accomplishment. “That’s two votes for Cindy and a half of ...