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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: James Q. Lynch | November 2, 2011 | 1 comment

  WILLIAMSBURG — Rick Santorum is the perfect Iowa precinct caucus story. If he could just get someone to tell it. “We’re underdog. The candidate that’s going to come up in the last few weeks,” the former Pennsylvania senator said Nov. 2 in Williamsburg. Santorum said he’s getting shortchanged ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 2, 2011 | No comments

  A recent University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll indicates that President Barack Obama may have to work harder to win the support of young voters in his bid for re-election. Nearly 49 percent of Iowans between the ages of 18 and 34 "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove" of ...

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: Rod Boshart | November 1, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Top national Republican strategists said Tuesday they plan to use Democrat Barack Obama’s own words -- in promising economic improvements, less government debt and lower deficits -- against him in “ground zero” battleground states like Iowa to make sure he’s a one-term ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 31, 2011 | No comments

Following Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's three-day swing through southeast Iowa, the campaign released the names of 64 grassroots activists who will play an instrumental role in organizing for the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. "The caucuses are won precinct-by-precinct with neighbors talking to neighbors, friends talking to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 31, 2011 | No comments

What’s up, Iowa? Roughly midway between two iconic Iowa contests on the road to the Republican presidential nomination Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have reversed roles. Bachmann, who won the straw poll after entering the race less than two months earlier, and Cain, who finished in single ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 30, 2011 | 4 comments

MARION – In front of a Baptist congregation Sunday morning, presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann testified to her faith in a living God, and later to reporters, confidence that her campaign will overcome weak poll numbers before the Iowa precinct caucuses. Bachmann, whose poll numbers have fallen ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 28, 2011 | No comments

As the 2012 Iowa caucuses get ever closer, a recent University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll released today indicates that the economy continues to be an important issue for voters. When asked to describe the country's current economic condition, nearly half of the likely Republican caucus attendees ...

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