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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 17, 2011 | No comments

What’s their problem: As Iowans grow giddy with excitement at the approaching first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, Gallup reports seven out of 10 American can’t wait for the election to be over. Say what? That’s like Hawkeye fans saying they can’t wait for the game to be over ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 14, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that she is America’s best hope for breaking the stranglehold that “crony capitalism” has on Washington. The Minnesota congresswoman said President Obama and “some of our candidates” are compromised with crony capitalism but that is something ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | 1 comment

  You want coffee with that: To join The Gazette Editorial Board for a visit with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 8 a.m. today, click here. Wanna bet: Mitt Romney’s $10,000 challenge to Rick Perry during the Saturday night GOP candidates’ debate is the gift that ...

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

MOUNT VERNON — It’s doubtful he made many converts, but for nearly 90 minutes Rick Santorum defended the “essential truths we stand by,” those truths that form the bedrock of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum brought his “Faith, Family & Freedom Tour” to ...

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

  Get ready for Round 2. After what was arguably the best debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, the candidates will tee it up again in Iowa Dec. 15. Although it may be remembered for Mitt Romney’s “bet,” with Rick Perry, Michele ...

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

  JOHNSTON – Texas Gov. Rick Perry – no stranger to debate gaffes – moved Sunday to capitalize on a self-inflicted wound that GOP rival Mitt Romney incurred with his “over the top” $10,000 bet during a high-stakes clash over health-care mandates during Saturday night’s nationally ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – It was hard to tell at times during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate whether the six candidates on stage were members of the same political team. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, two candidates vying for front-runner status ...

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

Support for Mitt Romney remains strong in Linn County, maybe stronger than it was four years ago when the former Massachusetts governor carried the county in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “He has a lot of support here and this visit is energizing,” former Linn County GOP ...

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

  UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN SUE DVORSY: CEDAR RAPIDS – Making his first campaign appearance in Linn County in more than six months, Mitt Romney said he is the candidate with “the best ideas for the nation” and is the Republican best able to defeat ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | 2 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS — As the “one, true conservative” in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she’s best positioned to challenge President Obama. “I am the best candidate to take on Barack Obama because I will defeat him,” Bachmann said ...

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