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Author: Contributed content | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Texas First Lady Anita Perry will visit Cornell College in Mount Vernon and attend a Republican women’s Christmas party Dec. 8. The wife of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry wills speak at 3:30 p.m. at Cornell College Speech, Thomas Commons, Hedges Conference Room. At 7 ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 2, 2011 | 1 comment

The rise in Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers are lifting spirits in an unlikely place – the White House. That’s the assessment of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who recalls his House colleague as a “bomb thrower.” “What I’m picking up around here is that there’s a lot of ...

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: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Four years ago, Rudy Giuliani was leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination with 25 percent of the support of Republicans and independents who leaned Republican. National polling by Gallup for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007, showed a little-known governor from Arkansas beginning ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | No comments

Mike Huckabee may be sitting out the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but it’s beginning to appear the former Arkansas governor is assuming a kingmaker role. Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses with the support or social conservatives, has invited the 2012 ...

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

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to make his seventh visit to CaucusLand Nov. 23 as his campaign continues to send mixed signals about how hard Romney will compete in the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. Whether it’s just a tease or the start of a ramped ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 22, 2011 | 3 comments

  An influential social conservative group in Iowa has narrowed the list of Republican presidential candidates it’s considering endorsing, ruling out Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. The Family Leader said today it’s considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt ...