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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

Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, a co-leader of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, criticized President Obama’s desperate re-election strategy” as reported by Politico.com. “In 2008, candidate Obama campaigned on a vision of hope and promised to change politics in Washington,” Schulte said. “But after three years ...

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

Mitt Romney will have a business round-table to talk about the economy Aug. 10 before heading to Ames for Thursday evening’s Fox News candidate debate. Romney, who isn’t competing in Iowa and has not been in the state since late May when he attended a picnic ...

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 | 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: The Gazette Staff | August 2, 2011 | No comments

BOSTON, Mass. -- Mitt Romney Tuesday announced new members of his Iowa Leadership Team. The latest Iowa additions to Romney’s leadership team are former Ambassador to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean and former Iowa Senate President Mary Kramer of Clive and Bob Rafferty of West Des Moines, ...

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

Mitt Romney has added Gary Grant of  Cedar Rapids, a former district director for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, to his Iowa Leadership Team. Romney also announced the addition of: President of Rock Communications and ColorFX, Jon Troen, West Des Moines Woodbury County Activist, Brett Lyon, Sioux City Harrison County ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – While other 2012 Republican hopefuls are counting down the days to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Newt Gingrich is looking farther down the road. Gingrich, whose campaign has been hit with a series of setback including the mass resignation of senior ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 13, 2011 | 2 comments

Results of an autodial poll released July 13 show Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a wide lead over her competitors I the Iowa precinct caucuses. The poll, conducted for Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, showed Bachmann winning the support of 29 percent of likely 2012 Iowa ...

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