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Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By JOSH NELSON josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com AMES — It’s summer in Iowa, which means it’s hot, sticky and humid. On Saturday, thousands of people will spend their day milling about without much shade in acres of concrete parking lots at the Iowa Straw Poll. But know this potential poll voters, ...

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: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

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: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – In a still-developing 2012 Republican presidential field, this week’s straw poll in Ames is shaping up to be as much about who isn’t directly competing as it is about the half-dozen candidates who are investing time, money and organization in hopes of ...

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: The Gazette Staff | August 3, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty will stop in Eastern Iowa Aug. 5 as part of his eight-day “Road to Results” tour across Iowa ending at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 In Ames. His tour will cover 1,366 miles through 26 cities in 21 ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 2, 2011 | No comments

URBANDALE – Gov. Tim Pawlenty Tuesday released the names of 29 Iowa county chairs, underscoring his growing organizational strength in the state that holds the first-in-the-nation caucuses to launch the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.   “I am honored to have such strong leadership at ...