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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | No comments

Like déjà vu all over again. The Republican Party of Iowa has nailed down a date for its first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses – Jan. 3. It will be just like 2008 when the caucuses came hard on the heels of New Year’s Day and smack dab in the ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | 2 comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign has announced the launch of a new prolife advertisement as part of its ongoing weeks-long, million-plus dollar ad buy. The ad, titled ‘Life,’ will air beginning today on broadcast and cable television in Iowa and on radio in Iowa, New ...

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

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 10, 2011 | No comments

  A new poll by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the candidate field by 18 points. Romney has the support of 38 percent among likely voters ...

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 | 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 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Like NASA‘s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Sarah Palin’s political stock is falling to earth. Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets are growing increasingly skeptical of a candidacy by Sarah Palin, and even if she does jump into the race, traders believe there's a low probability she ...

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