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Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 21, 2011 | 1 comment

BETTENDORF — Rising in the polls, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul drew at least 600 people to the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf Dec. 21 to hear a 45-minute speech on the ills of the federal debt, foreign wars and declining liberties. The Texas congressman ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 21, 2011 | 2 comments

UPDATED with comments from Ron Paul Texas Gov. Rick Perry stepped up his criticism of Ron Paul on Wednesday, calling him a “backbencher” in Congress who has been hypocritical by opposing federal spending but still asking for earmarks. Paul responded later in the day that he supports ...

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 | 3 comments

  ELKADER – Barnstorming across northeast Iowa, Rick Perry scored points with his campaign for a return to traditional values, smaller government and secure borders. However, after his “Faith, Jobs and Values” campaign bus rolled on down the road many of the likely Republican caucusgoers who came ...

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: James Q. Lynch | December 17, 2011 | No comments

What’s their problem: As Iowans grow giddy with excitement at the approaching first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, Gallup reports seven out of 10 American can’t wait for the election to be over. Say what? That’s like Hawkeye fans saying they can’t wait for the game to be over ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 15, 2011 | No comments

  JOHNSTON -- GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he plans to stay positive throughout the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses with the belief that Iowans “will render judgment against negative ads.” Speaking on two separate Iowa Public Television news programs, Gingrich said he is a “genuine ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 13, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — When you’re sixth in a six-way race, it’s the sort of thing that looks like progress. After following an Elvis impersonator at the Linn County GOP Christmas party Monday night, Rick Santorum started the day Tuesday in front of The Gazette Editorial Board ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 12, 2011 | No comments

  Get ready for Round 2. After what was arguably the best debate of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, the candidates will tee it up again in Iowa Dec. 15. Although it may be remembered for Mitt Romney’s “bet,” with Rick Perry, Michele ...

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