Few Republicans Try To Close The Deal At Big GOP Event

The Republican Party of Iowa's Growth And Opportunity event on Saturday was meant as a sort of replacement for the Iowa Straw Poll, and judging from many of the candidates' speeches you'd think they were still in that August mindset. Few of the White House hopefuls deviated from their typical stump speeches. Despite being a mere three months from the Iowa Caucus, many contenders' pitches remain in...
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Sunday Grab Bag: Graham’s Moderate-ism, Indiana and O’Malley Events

Good morning readers! As always, a lot happened in the political world this week. Enjoy our Sunday Grab Bag of shorter takes on a number of Iowa and national political topics: A Moderate-Sounding Lindsey Graham Talks to Iowans South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on Friday and Saturday, first stopping by Noah's Ark restaurant in Des Moines for a meet-and-greet. His remarks focu...
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GOPers Brag of Flying Flag for Ag in Hopes of Rural Vote Snag

It felt like caucus season once again this weekend with multiple likely Republican candidates and the entire national press showing up in Des Moines for the Ag Summit. Bruce Rastetter, in an obvious attempt to make himself a caucus kingmaker, hosted the event and did a Q&A with every White House hopeful, while other speakers gave prepared remarks at the podium. On the issues, there was very li...
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