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

CEDAR RAPIDS – The economy may be the top issue on Iowans’ minds, but without the foundation of strong families the economy won’t be strong, according to social conservative groups on a “Values Voters” tour of Iowa ahead of Saturday’s Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The “Values ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be serving Iowa GOP Straw Poll participants Godfather’s Pizza. Cain is the former president and CEO of the pizza chain which has 116 outlets in Iowa. He’ll be joined for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made a surprisingly strong finish ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Here's the message Democrats are sending during as the presidential campaign heats up: Iowans, especially the elderly, are increasingly “terrified” by suggestions from 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls that government spending, including entitlement programs, will be cut. “It’s real fear. The fear is running rampant,” ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been endorsed by Iowa Rep. Betty De Boef, R-What Cheer, and Mark Brandenburg, R-Council Bluffs. De Boef said Bachmann’s views on social issues lined up with her. Brandenburg said the nation needs a conservative like Bachmann to address economic issues.  

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Capping a tour of the African American Museum of Iowa on Tuesday, presidential hopeful Herman Cain stepped behind the podium that President Barack Obama used during his 2007 campaign in Iowa — the podium now used as the final exhibit on a walk-through of Iowa’s ...

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

ABC News is reporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first trip to Iowa Aug. 14 for a Balck Hawk County Repubolican findraiser in Waterloo. Perry, who reportedly will make his intentions clear regarding a 2012 presidential run when he speaks in South Carolina Saturday ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Republicans who get a call from someone with a Southern drawl talking to them about Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination know it’s not their neighbor calling. Neither is it a paid telemarketer. Those folks asking you to support “Neuwt” ...