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Author: The Gazette Staff | January 4, 2012 | No comments

By Todd Dorman/The Gazette An Iowa presidential caucus campaign that defied prediction again and again, month after month, produced a result Tuesday night that confounded crystal-clear analysis. The fashionably late front-runner and the last-minute sprinter from the right rode Iowa’s crazy caucus rollercoaster to a tight finish. ...

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: Rod Boshart | January 2, 2012 | 1 comment

  WEST DES MOINES – Despite a shaky end to her Iowa campaign, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann predicted “a big surprise” Tuesday night when Iowa Republicans finally get their say on who should be the party’s 2012 nominee to face Democrat Barack Obama this fall. “I ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | January 2, 2012 | No comments

Last chance: Today is likely to your last chance to see any of the Republican presidential hopefuls before the caucuses. Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney will be in the area. Gingrich starts the day at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence. At noon, he’ll ...

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: James Q. Lynch | December 31, 2011 | No comments

  Pig posse: It seems all the Republicans running in Iowa want to cut pork barrel spending. But one group simply wants to cut the pork. That’s PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA’s pig posse will be hot on the heels of the Republican ...

Author: Mike Wiser | December 29, 2011 | No comments

Michele Bachmann said her presidential campaign in Iowa is “very strong” despite the recent defection of a key aide and her current standing in the polls. “The poll that matters is January 3,” Bachmann said Thursday outside a Des Moines radio station where she had just ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 28, 2011 | No comments

In the final run-up to the Jan. 3, the GOP presidential hopefuls are calling in favors from their friends and families to help them reach every likely caucusgoing Iowa. Newt Gingrich’s daughters, Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman, arrived in Iowa Dec. 27 to help dad ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said his goal is to “exceed expectations” when Iowa Republicans meet next Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2012. “My feeling is we have to exceed expectations and the expectations ...

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” ...

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