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Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Saturday marks an important dress rehearsal for a cast of Republican presidential hopefuls working to land the starring role in a four-year White House run on the world’s biggest political stage. The first big test in the GOP auditioning process take place when thousands ...

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

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  AMES — Democrats are girding for a tough presidential re-election battle in 2012 and Iowa will figure prominently in their victory strategy, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said Thursday. “We’re prepared for a very close and competitive election,” said David Axelrod. “We’ve come through a ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 7 comments

DES MOINES – During a sometimes-raucous stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes if elected president and he predicted Democrat Barack Obama will not win a majority of Iowa votes next year in ...

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

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced details Thursday of its Ames Straw Poll activities, including a full speaking program set around a family-friendly atmosphere. The speaking program will feature campaign senior advisor Doug Wead as master of ceremonies. Wead will preside ...

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

2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has announced leaders of his Team 10 in Iowa. Team 10 is a grassroots effort that empowers citizens to generate ideas on Facebook that will shift power away from the Washington, DC bureaucracy back home to the people. The 10th Amendment ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | 2 comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and a 2012 GOP presidential hopeful, has received the Gun Owners of America’s highest honor, the “Defender of the Second Amendment Award.” The announcement comes just ahead of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 in Ames where the Paul campaign ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By Ed TibbettsQuad-City TimesIt wasn’t as if Mary Savely didn’t like what she heard from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on a sunny Iowa morning this week. She did. Cain’s common sense and business background all were enticing elements, she said. Still, the Davenport woman wasn’t ready ...

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 10, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Like a chip off the block, Sen. Rand Paul echoed his father’s warnings that the nation is approaching a financial tipping point. “Remember the good old days when we measured our deficit in billions and not trillions,” Paul said in Cedar Rapids Aug. ...

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