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Author: Rod Boshart | January 6, 2012 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday gave his vote of confidence to the Republican Party of Iowa’s caucus process, saying party officials did “all they could do” to insure balloting was fair and secure and he believes any potential discrepancies in Tuesday’s results ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 1, 2012 | 2 comments

  DES MOINES – Late-surging GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum’s burst into the Iowa spotlight also made him the target of rivals on Sunday TV interview shows as Republicans frantically woo the remaining undecided voters who will shape the outcome in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. The former ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – After some toe-to-toe battles on an Iowa debate stage, Republican presidential contenders were expected to take their fight to the trenches in hopes to capturing crucial support heading into the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3. “My guess would be that from now ...

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: Mike Wiser | October 23, 2011 | No comments

    DES MOINES – The polls, the pundits, and the candidates themselves have told Iowa’s social conservatives that the top issue in the 2012 election is the economy. Saturday night in an exhibit hall on the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 1,000 social conservatives turned out to convince ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

Now that Iowa has set a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses the question now is when New Hampshire will have its primary. Don’t expect a quick decision on that. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner will outwait anyone, according to Granite State politicos. Legend ...

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

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 7, 2011 | No comments

JOHNSTON – Iowa Republicans have penciled in Jan. 3 as the new date for the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, but GOP state chairman Matt Strawn said Friday a final decision is contingent on talks with New Hampshire officials aimed at fending off challenges from other ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 1, 2011 | 3 comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS – No Sarah Palin. No Michelle Bachmann. No presidential candidates at all. But from the opening Pledge of Allegiance to the last “God bless America,” the Tea Party Express rally in downtown Cedar Rapids Sept. 1 delivered a message any of them would have endorsed: It’s ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | No comments

  AMES — Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive interplay from their field of presidential candidates in a televised debate Thursday night. Now the intrigue will be how that translates into support when they cast ballots on Saturday, the state’s GOP leader said.   “I’d like ...