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

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | 1 comment

Donald Trump ripped the Obama administration for its lack of leadership and predicted the president’s health care reforms will be repealed either by Congress or the courts. “It’s too bad to let continue,” the New York real estate magnate and television personality said during a tele-town ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 12, 2011 | No comments

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  By Ed Tibbetts/Quad-City Times Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney leads the Republican pack in Iowa, according to a new poll released Tuesday. But his lead among likely voters is a statistically insignificant one over former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Herman Cain. Romney, the former governor of ...

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

  Michele Bachmann is moving home. The Minnesota Republican “will basically be setting up camp and almost living in Iowa until the Iowa caucuses,” her Iowa campaign co-chairman Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, told Iowans who participated in a Bachmann campaign telephone town Hall conference Oct. 10. Bachmann, who ...

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

  A new poll by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the candidate field by 18 points. Romney has the support of 38 percent among likely voters ...

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

  DES MOINES -- Iowa native Michele Bachmann – hoping to mollify political expectations -- says she intends to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that kickoff the 2012 GOP presidential nominating process. Others however, including her campaign manager, say she has to win Iowa if she hopes ...

Author: Associated Press | October 7, 2011 | 2 comments

Michele Bachmann surged into the Republican presidential race by preaching tea party fiscal conservatism. Now, as she struggles to remain relevant, the Minnesota congresswoman is trying to rally the evangelical voters who have powered most of her political career. "Don't settle," has become Bachmann's pitch as ...

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

    By closing the door on a 2012 presidential bid, Gov. Chris Christie may have opened the window on Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the Republican nomination. Even though Sarah Palin continues to flirt with jumping into the GOP nomination race, the Republican field now appears set, ...

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