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

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 6, 2011 | 4 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is calling on President Obama to address the nation before financial markets open Monday to lay out his plan for economic recovery. Bachman, a Minnesota congresswoman seeking the GOP nomination, told reporters Aug. 6 the president needs to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to sign a pledge to tackle the national debt when she campaigns in Cedar Rapids Aug. 6. Bachmann will be the seventh presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge that also calls for the candidates to address ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 4, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Move over, President Obama, you’re not the only adult in the room. Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers may have fallen to single digits, he was abandoned by most of his campaign staff, saw his fundraising dry up and has admitted not having the resources ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 4, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – After a month of highly partisan bickering between President Obama and congressional leaders that led to a debt ceiling deal that no one liked, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is willing to defend the idea there is civility in Washington. McCotter, a Michigan congressman who ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 4, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann returns to Iowa on Friday, August 5 to rally Hawkeye State voters before the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll. Friday, August 5, 2011 "Join Me in Ames in 8 Days!" Sign Up Event 12:15 pm CT Pizza Ranch 1500 W 18th St. S Newton, Iowa Dexter Backyard Chat Note: This ...

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

A Republican group that supports legal same-sex marriages in Iowa has decried a “Values Voters Bus Tour” of Iowa in the week leading up to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames Aug. 13. At least two candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination -- Tim ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 3, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty will stop in Eastern Iowa Aug. 5 as part of his eight-day “Road to Results” tour across Iowa ending at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 In Ames. His tour will cover 1,366 miles through 26 cities in 21 ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 3, 2011 | No comments

“CainCast,” a weekly Internet radio show offering an inside look at Herman Cain's presidential campaign, will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 from Sioux City. “CainCast” will be hosted by Friends of Herman Cain Communications Director Ellen Carmichael and Director of New Media Michael Johnson. The ...

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

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign has announced the formation of three groups of Iowans supporting the Texas congressman’s bid for the GOP nomination. Iowa Rep. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, is a member of the national Farmers for Paul Advisory Board. “As a farmer, I have seen the ...

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