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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 19, 2011 | 1 comment

  Texas political observers say their Gov. Rick Perry has a reputation as a dangerous campaigner, even more so when he’s behind. If that’s the case, Perry will be a dangerous man when he visits northeast Iowa today in search of support in the Jan. 3 first-in-the-nation ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — When you’re sixth in a six-way race, it’s the sort of thing that looks like progress. After following an Elvis impersonator at the Linn County GOP Christmas party Monday night, Rick Santorum started the day Tuesday in front of The Gazette Editorial Board ...

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

  A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll being released this morning in Washington has both good news and bad for Iowa frontrunner Newt Gingrich. The former U.S. House speaker is leading the field with a 10 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, but poll ...

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

Polls of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers over the past months suggest that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent haven’t made up their mind about who they’ll support. More of them say they could change their mind. Given that scenario, don’t be surprised if GOP caucusgoers are ...

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

Is Mitt Romney running to win in Iowa? Seems it depends on who’s answering that question. The former Massachusetts governor’s communications director Gail Gitcho said Nov. 28 her boss’s strategy “is to win there” when asked about Iowa. She didn’t repeat that during a conference call with Iowa ...