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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 7, 2011 | 1 comment

Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Leah Adams of Iowa City, co-chairwoman of the Johnson County Republican Women, before speaking at the Johnson County GOP Fall BBQ at Clear Creek-Amana High School, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Tiffin, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)   TIFFIN ...

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, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and thrice-married, casino operating Donald Trump might conjure up thoughts of politics and strange bedfellows. However, the Minnesota GOP congresswoman said Sept. 26 the topic of a meeting between the two later this week is likely to be ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | No comments

  They’re back. 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls have been scarce since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. Now, facing the possibility of a compressed precinct caucus campaign schedule, they are slowly returning to cultivate support in the first-in-the-nation state. Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be back in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Like NASA‘s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Sarah Palin’s political stock is falling to earth. Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets are growing increasingly skeptical of a candidacy by Sarah Palin, and even if she does jump into the race, traders believe there's a low probability she ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 21, 2011 | No comments

  Speculation is increasing that 2012 Republican hoped Mitt Romney may mount an Iowa campaign after all. Romney, who made an all-out effort to win the first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses in 2008 only to finish as the runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, has large taken a ...

Author: Associated Press | September 12, 2011 | No comments

UPDATE: Vanquished Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty endorsed contender Mitt Romney on Monday, calling the former Massachusetts governor the candidate who "possesses the unique qualifications to confront our severe economic predicament." Pawlenty, Minnesota's former governor, bypassed a home-state candidate in the process, Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pawlenty ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entry into the 2012 Republican presidential race on the heels of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Ames straw poll win had activists wondering Monday if there will be enough tea (party) for two in Iowa. Perry and Bachmann are expected ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Waterloo native Michelle Bachmann fired a resounding opening volley in the race for the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination Saturday by besting her competitors in the much-watched Iowa GOP straw poll. “You’ve done it, Iowa,” a beaming Bachmann told her cheering supporters outside Hilton ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 13, 2011 | No comments

AMES – The big day for Iowa Republicans and the presidential candidates who desperately want their support has arrived in Ames. The polls have opened and the GOP’s makeshift tent city is abuzz with activities as throngs of Republicans gather to hear speeches from the six ...

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