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Author: The Gazette Staff | October 28, 2011 | No comments

As the 2012 Iowa caucuses get ever closer, a recent University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll released today indicates that the economy continues to be an important issue for voters. When asked to describe the country's current economic condition, nearly half of the likely Republican caucus attendees ...

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

Here comes another Obama challenger. A Democrat. Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry is bringing his campaign for president to Iowa, including a stop this morning in front of City Hall in downtown Cedar Rapids. According to a spokesman, he’s also making ad buys in Iowa, including this one. ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 26, 2011 | No comments

Iowa Republicans planning to attend the caucuses Jan. 3 have fewer concerns about GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's religious beliefs than those who are inclined to skip the caucus, suggesting he may face greater hurdles among Republicans in the general election. A University of Iowa Hawkeye ...

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

  Note to Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls: Even if your name isn’t Mitt Romney, don’t despair. At least not yet. At this point in the election cycle four years ago, John McCain was far from the odds-on favorite to be the GOP nominee. Not only was he at 14 ...

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

Let’s hope no one asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he likes the barbecue when he visits Rep. Jeff Kaufman’s family’s Century Farm near Wilton this afternoon. Apparently he’s partial to Texas-style barbecue – and doesn’t mind saying so. According to “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 21, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is encouraged when he visits with young people. “The future looks brighter when I visit with you,” he told a standing room only crowd at the University of Iowa Oct. 21. Judging by the welcome he received, the feeling is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 21, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Rep. Ron Paul warned that the nation’s current practice of spending, incurring debt and bailing out banks and other businesses is unsustainable, and there will few bumps in the road to economic recovery. Asked how he would make changes to the economy without ...

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

UPDATED: Herman Cain may be the flavor-of-the-month in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination race, but Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the one candidate who consistently polls in double-digits in Iowa, has received more itemized individual contributions from Iowans than any other candidate in the field, ...

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 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 ...