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Author: James Q. Lynch | November 16, 2011 | No comments

  It’s probably a compliment when a presidential hopeful is asked their choice of a running mate, a sign that the candidate is being taken seriously, seen as a contender. However it was meant, it struck Rick Santorum as, well, premature. The former Pennsylvania senator was fielding questions ...

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

  If the 2012 presidential nomination contest were a television reality show, Michele Bachmann would be the first candidate voted off. That’s the results of a Poll Position poll of 1,200 voters nationwide. Bachmann was the winner -- or actually the loser -- with 24 percent of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 8, 2011 | 1 comment

Cain wanes? Newt waxes? It’s hard to imagine what Herman Cain will say at a press conference later today that will take the minds of the media as well as his supporters off the lengthening list of sexual harassment allegations against the Georgia businessman. However, it appears ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 7, 2011 | No comments

Are you ready to rumble? Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who rocked the political establishment when he won a term as governor of Minnesota, is talking about running for president. And he may have just the issue to rally people to his side. Ventura, who like ...

Author: Mike Wiser | November 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — Last night’s Ronald Reagan Dinner was as much of a pep rally for some of state’s most influential party leaders as it was policy forum for five candidates seeking their votes. From the opening speech to the 1,000 attendees by Lt. Gov. Kim ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 3, 2011 | No comments

  Mitt Romney, the will-he-or-won’t-he candidate of the 2012 election cycle will. Campaign in Iowa, that is. The former Massachusetts governor will be back in Iowa Nov. 7, campaigning in Dubuque and Scott counties, territory he carried in 2008 when he was runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike ...

Author: Associated Press | November 2, 2011 | No comments

  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has scheduled its first-in-the-nation presidential primary for the second Tuesday in January, finally giving candidates a concrete calendar after months of uncertainty. The Jan. 10 date announced by Secretary of State Bill Gardner Wednesday had been widely expected since Nevada ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 1, 2011 | No comments

PELLA – Five Republicans seeking their party’s nomination promised lower taxes, less regulation and greater trade opportunities for American industry during a forum hosted by manufacturing trade association. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who highlighted his record of creating 1 million net new jobs over the past ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 27, 2011 | 1 comment

Eric Woolson, a longtime Republican campaign strategist who guided Mike Huckabee to a 2008 Iowa precinct caucus victory, has been appointed Iowa state campaign manager by Michele Bachmann. “Eric is the perfect person to lead our team to victory on caucus day said national,” campaign manager ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 26, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Republicans planning to attend the caucuses Jan. 3 have fewer concerns about GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's religious beliefs than those who are inclined to skip the caucus, suggesting he may face greater hurdles among Republicans in the general election. A University of Iowa Hawkeye ...

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