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Author: Rod Boshart | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES -- Iowa native Michele Bachmann – hoping to mollify political expectations -- says she intends to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that kickoff the 2012 GOP presidential nominating process. Others however, including her campaign manager, say she has to win Iowa if she hopes ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 7, 2011 | 1 comment

Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Leah Adams of Iowa City, co-chairwoman of the Johnson County Republican Women, before speaking at the Johnson County GOP Fall BBQ at Clear Creek-Amana High School, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Tiffin, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)   TIFFIN ...

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

    By closing the door on a 2012 presidential bid, Gov. Chris Christie may have opened the window on Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the Republican nomination. Even though Sarah Palin continues to flirt with jumping into the GOP nomination race, the Republican field now appears set, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 4, 2011 | 3 comments

VINTON – Not only will Rick Santorum be ready to take the 3 a.m. phone call, but the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful says he will be awake because he knows what’s going on and will be expecting the call. “I can tell you, this president is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 26, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann and thrice-married, casino operating Donald Trump might conjure up thoughts of politics and strange bedfellows. However, the Minnesota GOP congresswoman said Sept. 26 the topic of a meeting between the two later this week is likely to be ...

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

  They’re back. 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls have been scarce since the mid-August Iowa GOP Straw Poll. Now, facing the possibility of a compressed precinct caucus campaign schedule, they are slowly returning to cultivate support in the first-in-the-nation state. Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be back in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 6, 2011 | No comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign is targeting fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry in a new 60-second ad. It emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign. The ad also notes the similarities ...

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

DES MOINES – Like a high-plains range rider, Texas Gov. Rick Perry traveled Iowa Saturday looking to mend some political fences. Perry upset some Iowa Republicans by throwing his hat into the political ring earlier this month at the same time they were holding their biggest ...

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

  UPDATED: Two weeks after the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Iowa will return to political center stage if only for a picnic. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new leader among Iowa Republicans, according to a poll release Aug. 23, will join two other contenders for the 2012 ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 15, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Texas Gov. Rick Perry was late getting into the campaign, but he was quick in hitting the traditional campaign stops for presidential hopefuls vying in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses. Two days after officially entering the presidential race, the three-term Republican governor was at the ...

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