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Author: Rod Boshart | January 1, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES – For the field of hard-driving presidential candidates and the Iowa Republicans they pursue, the finish line is in sight. Months of stump speeches, hand clasps and other trappings of retail politicking will culminate Tuesday night when the leading vote-getters at 1,774 precincts have ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Caucus campaign events tend to be populated by, well, older audiences. Unless you go to a Ron Paul campaign rally. There you’re as likely to see parents holding babies as white hair. The recent State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll bears out the fact that Paul appeals to younger voters Perhaps ...

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

He’s not getting as much attention as his University of Iowa colleague Stephen Bloom, but Michael Lewis-Beck has offered a defense of the Iowa caucuses and their first-in-the nation status. The political science professor emeritus, who co-authored “The American Voter Revisited,” a look at the polarization ...

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 12, 2011 | No comments

  A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll being released this morning in Washington has both good news and bad for Iowa frontrunner Newt Gingrich. The former U.S. House speaker is leading the field with a 10 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, but poll ...

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 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | 4 comments

  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will kick off a series of presidential candidate education forums at the University of Northern Iowa Nov. 30. Bachman, a Waterloo native who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall ...

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

Whoever said “It’s lonely at the top” wasn’t watching the Iowa precinct to caucus campaign. Everyone wants to be at the top and with the plethora of polls this election cycle, more than one candidate can claim to at the top – or close. After polls this ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 2, 2011 | No comments

  A recent University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll indicates that President Barack Obama may have to work harder to win the support of young voters in his bid for re-election. Nearly 49 percent of Iowans between the ages of 18 and 34 "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove" of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 31, 2011 | No comments

What’s up, Iowa? Roughly midway between two iconic Iowa contests on the road to the Republican presidential nomination Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have reversed roles. Bachmann, who won the straw poll after entering the race less than two months earlier, and Cain, who finished in single ...

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