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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 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 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: Rod Boshart | August 2, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Tuesday that next week’s GOP straw poll in Ames will offer social conservatives in Iowa a chance to “shake things up” in the 2012 campaign. Appearing on a WHO-AM radio talk show, Santorum said his candidacy is ...

Author: Rod Boshart | July 26, 2011 | No comments

ANKENY – The only thing missing at Tuesday’s launch of 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s three-week, 50-city family tour of Iowa was his family – an entourage that was resting up after a grueling 16-hour ride the day before. Santorum, 53, a former U.S. senator ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 25, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Four Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to attend the Johnson County Republican Party’s annual picnic Aug. 5 in what will be a preview of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll a week later. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 13, 2011 | 2 comments

Results of an autodial poll released July 13 show Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a wide lead over her competitors I the Iowa precinct caucuses. The poll, conducted for Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, showed Bachmann winning the support of 29 percent of likely 2012 Iowa ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 7, 2011 | No comments

On the heels of President Obama’s Twitter news conference, TheTeaParty.net has announced plans for a Presidential Twitter debate July 20. The debate, which will moderated by political analyst and pollster Dick Morris, will feature 2012 Republican presidential nomination hopefuls Rep. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Rick Santorum is impressed with the partnerships between Kirkwood Community College and the area business community to help supply a skilled workforce. “It’s obviously a dynamic place,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said after meeting Kirkwood administrators and staff July 6 on the ...

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

MARION – For conservatives, 2010 was a goal-line stand. By and large, Rick Santorum said, conservatives, with a majority of the U.S. House, have been successful in stopping the Barack Obama agenda from becoming reality. “But we haven’t moved off the one-yard line,” Santorum told a houseful ...

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