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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 20, 2011 | No comments

No doubt the most-watched political of the day will be The Family Leader’s announcement its endorsement of a candidate in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. It comes on the heels of Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen’s announcement that he will endorse Newt Gingrich. A formal announcement is ...

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

MOUNT VERNON — It’s doubtful he made many converts, but for nearly 90 minutes Rick Santorum defended the “essential truths we stand by,” those truths that form the bedrock of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum brought his “Faith, Family & Freedom Tour” to ...

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

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – A coalition of national and Iowa conservative groups launched a four-day bus tour Tuesday to 22 Iowa cities to rally “values voters” to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage as the presidential race heats up with a GOP candidate debate and the Republican ...

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 ...