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Author: Rod Boshart | January 4, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s surprise near-victory in Tuesday’s caucuses by far tops Mike Huckabee’s feat in defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney four years ago because his political cyclone came from nowhere in a compressed time span. “It shatters that one,” Chuck ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 1, 2012 | 2 comments

  DES MOINES – Late-surging GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum’s burst into the Iowa spotlight also made him the target of rivals on Sunday TV interview shows as Republicans frantically woo the remaining undecided voters who will shape the outcome in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. The former ...

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

Trying to predict the results of the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses is a “pretty serious crapshoot,” according to Rick Perry, who predicted caucus night might produce some surprises. The Texas governor hopes one of those surprises is him finishing in the top three among the ...

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

  CORALVILLE – Rick Santorum got a lift when a new poll showed his support jumped from 5 percent to 16 percent just a week ahead of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. After running the most intensive campaign of anyone in the GOP field of 2012 presidential hopefuls, ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  By JON ERICSON/jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com CEDAR FALLS — Rick Santorum wants to cross electability off the list of negatives voters may hold against him. The former senator from Pennsylvania has logged more time in Iowa than any other candidate, having visited all 99 counties. Sometimes those events have drawn ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

ANAMOSA – Michele Bachmann revved up the Dec. 22 leg of her 99-county bus tour by hopping on a vintage motorcycle at the National Motorcycle Museum. Bachmann, who is about three-quarters of the way through her pre-caucus tour, made a quick look around the museum after ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | 3 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has moved into first place – the fifth candidate ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 20, 2011 | No comments

No doubt the most-watched political of the day will be The Family Leader’s announcement its endorsement of a candidate in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. It comes on the heels of Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen’s announcement that he will endorse Newt Gingrich. A formal announcement is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 15, 2011 | No comments

You think you’re busy: The presidential hopefuls like to tell us the Iowa precinct caucus campaign is not a sprint, but a marathon, Call it what you will, the 2012ers, or at least some of them, have traded their walking shows for running spikes. With 18 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 14, 2011 | No comments

  Swing state blues: Looks like Iowa will maintain its battleground state status in the 2012 general election. A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll, which found Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney 30 percent to 20 percent, also included questions about the 2012 general election. Answers from about ...