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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 1, 2011 | No comments

Polls of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers over the past months suggest that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent haven’t made up their mind about who they’ll support. More of them say they could change their mind. Given that scenario, don’t be surprised if GOP caucusgoers are ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 29, 2011 | No comments

Is Mitt Romney running to win in Iowa? Seems it depends on who’s answering that question. The former Massachusetts governor’s communications director Gail Gitcho said Nov. 28 her boss’s strategy “is to win there” when asked about Iowa. She didn’t repeat that during a conference call with Iowa ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | 4 comments

  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will kick off a series of presidential candidate education forums at the University of Northern Iowa Nov. 30. Bachman, a Waterloo native who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 7, 2011 | No comments

Are you ready to rumble? Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who rocked the political establishment when he won a term as governor of Minnesota, is talking about running for president. And he may have just the issue to rally people to his side. Ventura, who like ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 29, 2011 | No comments

In hindsight, it was probably the wrong strategy for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to focus almost exclusively on ahead of the GOP Straw Poll, according to one of his advisers. Former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber, who joined the Mitt Romney campaign as an unpaid adviser ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

Who’s ahead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination will be clearer by the time the sun sets on the Iowa GOP Straw Poll today. However, as the sun rises over Ames, most of the horse-race polling on the GOP search for a challenger to ...

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: James Q. Lynch | August 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to sign a pledge to tackle the national debt when she campaigns in Cedar Rapids Aug. 6. Bachmann will be the seventh presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge that also calls for the candidates to address ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, right, shakes hands with Tim Countryman of Cedar Rapids at a house party sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition at the home of Bob and Patti Klaus in Cedar Rapids July 26. (James Q. Lynch/SourceMedia Group News) CEDAR ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 25, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Four Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to attend the Johnson County Republican Party’s annual picnic Aug. 5 in what will be a preview of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll a week later. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ...