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

MARION – Even as they listened to the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls barnstorming Eastern Iowa on the final full day of the campaign, many caucusgoing Republicans seemed no closer to a decision on who to support at Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3 than they ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney will be back on the campaign trail in Iowa Monday, but his advance team arrives today. Romney’s son, Josh, will be in Marion and Cedar Rapids. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll make a stop at Cindy Golding’s campaign headquarters, 1121 7th Ave., Marion, to join ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 30, 2011 | 4 comments

MARION – In front of a Baptist congregation Sunday morning, presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann testified to her faith in a living God, and later to reporters, confidence that her campaign will overcome weak poll numbers before the Iowa precinct caucuses. Bachmann, whose poll numbers have fallen ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will visit Grace Baptist Church in Marion Oct. 30 as part of a three-day campaign swing through Iowa. The Minnesota congresswoman will meet with voters, and business and faith leaders to discuss the important issues to Iowans including faith, family and ...

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

2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has announced leaders of his Team 10 in Iowa. Team 10 is a grassroots effort that empowers citizens to generate ideas on Facebook that will shift power away from the Washington, DC bureaucracy back home to the people. The 10th Amendment ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

MARION – For conservatives, 2010 was a goal-line stand. By and large, Rick Santorum said, conservatives, with a majority of the U.S. House, have been successful in stopping the Barack Obama agenda from becoming reality. “But we haven’t moved off the one-yard line,” Santorum told a houseful ...