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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 28, 2011 | No comments

In the final run-up to the Jan. 3, the GOP presidential hopefuls are calling in favors from their friends and families to help them reach every likely caucusgoing Iowa. Newt Gingrich’s daughters, Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman, arrived in Iowa Dec. 27 to help dad ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said his goal is to “exceed expectations” when Iowa Republicans meet next Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2012. “My feeling is we have to exceed expectations and the expectations ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | No comments

Caucus emotions: It’s probably safe to say that Ron Paul relies less on emotional appeals than other Republican presidential hopefuls when he makes his pitch for support in the Iowa precinct caucuses. However, if emotions rule caucus night, the Texas congressman could come up a winner. That’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 26, 2011 | No comments

  For ex-pat Iowans home for the holidays and others who are hoping to do a little caucus tourism this week, the opportunities are limited, but growing. The candidates are returning from Christmas break and haven’t released their full schedules. Here’s what we know: Rick Santorum is the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 24, 2011 | No comments

Christmas truce: It hardly compares to the famed Christmas truce between the British and Germans during World War I, but the a “super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney has decided to stop broadcasting its ad attacking Newt Gingrich today and Christmas Day. For his part, Gingrich started ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

He’s not getting as much attention as his University of Iowa colleague Stephen Bloom, but Michael Lewis-Beck has offered a defense of the Iowa caucuses and their first-in-the nation status. The political science professor emeritus, who co-authored “The American Voter Revisited,” a look at the polarization ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | No comments

Boston-Austin connection: It’s not just that they both have good hair, their last names rhyme and the both talk funny, but now Rick Perry seems to be channeling John Kerry. Perry has taken to adding this line, which sounds an awful lot like one Kerry used, ...

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: 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 ...

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