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Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive inter-play 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 ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By Ed TibbettsQuad-City TimesIt wasn’t as if Mary Savely didn’t like what she heard from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on a sunny Iowa morning this week. She did. Cain’s common sense and business background all were enticing elements, she said. Still, the Davenport woman wasn’t ready ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By JOSH NELSON josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com AMES — It’s summer in Iowa, which means it’s hot, sticky and humid. On Saturday, thousands of people will spend their day milling about without much shade in acres of concrete parking lots at the Iowa Straw Poll. But know this potential poll voters, ...

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

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

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

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by Iowa Rep. Betty De Boef, R-What Cheer, and Mark Brandenburg, R-Council Bluffs. De Boef said Bachmann’s views on social issues lined up with her. Brandenburg said the nation needs a conservative like Bachmann to address economic issues.  

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – In a still-developing 2012 Republican presidential field, this week’s straw poll in Ames is shaping up to be as much about who isn’t directly competing as it is about the half-dozen candidates who are investing time, money and organization in hopes of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by former state Rep. Danny Carroll of Grinnell. Carroll also is the chairman of the Iowa Family Leader. Carroll served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1994-2006, including two terms as Speaker Pro Tempore. He was ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 6, 2011 | 4 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is calling on President Obama to address the nation before financial markets open Monday to lay out his plan for economic recovery. Bachman, a Minnesota congresswoman seeking the GOP nomination, told reporters Aug. 6 the president needs to ...

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