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Author: James Q. Lynch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

MARION – Even as they listened to the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls barnstorming Eastern Iowa on the final full day of the campaign, many caucusgoing Republicans seemed no closer to a decision on who to support at Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3 than they ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 29, 2011 | No comments

Trying to predict the results of the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses is a “pretty serious crapshoot,” according to Rick Perry, who predicted caucus night might produce some surprises. The Texas governor hopes one of those surprises is him finishing in the top three among the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 29, 2011 | No comments

  CORALVILLE – Rick Santorum got a lift when a new poll showed his support jumped from 5 percent to 16 percent just a week ahead of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. After running the most intensive campaign of anyone in the GOP field of 2012 presidential hopefuls, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | No comments

Caucus emotions: It’s probably safe to say that Ron Paul relies less on emotional appeals than other Republican presidential hopefuls when he makes his pitch for support in the Iowa precinct caucuses. However, if emotions rule caucus night, the Texas congressman could come up a winner. That’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | 1 comment

  It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, few Republicans have landed solidly on one candidate. A recent Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers found the race “remarkably fluid” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 26, 2011 | No comments

  For ex-pat Iowans home for the holidays and others who are hoping to do a little caucus tourism this week, the opportunities are limited, but growing. The candidates are returning from Christmas break and haven’t released their full schedules. Here’s what we know: Rick Santorum is the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

MANCHESTER – His rivals are beating him up for his foreign policy positions, but Ron Paul is finding plenty of support among Iowa caucusgoers for his non-interventionist philosophy. Paul’s reluctance to get tough with Iran as well as his call to end foreign aid and bring ...

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 | 3 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has moved into first place – the fifth candidate ...