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  • Colorado to vote on restoring presidential primaries

    08/25/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Associated Press via the [Colorado Springs] Gazette ^ | Updated: August 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    The secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the two ballot measures had enough petition signatures to appear on statewide ballots.
  • RNC could see an opportunity in removing Nevadas early caucus position

    05/09/2016 9:13:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Nevada is likely to lose its place as the first Western state to vote in the Republican presidential nomination contest, several GOP leaders tell POLITICO. For three successive elections, the state has been grouped in the vaunted class of early-voting states, joining Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as the bellwethers that garner the most attention from presidential candidates and help winnow voters choices. But for the third straight primary season, Nevadas caucuses have been wracked by embarrassing procedural errors, low turnout, confusion among attendees and questions about the integrity of the process Republican National Committee members say theres growing...
  • Donald Trump and the American Primary Process

    04/12/2016 6:13:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    You may remember a silly little youth comedy from the 1980s entitled Real Genius, in which the minor character Lazlo Hollyfeld has put his mathematical mind to work and decided to enter the Frito-Lay Sweepstakes No purchase necessary, enter as often as you want. So he entered 1,650,000 times. I should win 32.6% of the prizes, he added, including the car. When Chris Knight, star pupil, commented, That kind of takes the fun out of it, doesnt it? Lazlo shrugged and replied They set up the rules. I have always wondered if I was alone in my anger when...
  • Sanders extends win streak with Wyoming victory

    04/09/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 09, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Wyoming caucuses, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests. The state awards just 14 delegates on a proportional basis, but the win is another jolt of momentum for Sanders heading into the critical New York primary April 19. Both campaigns paid little attention to Wyoming. Sanders held a rally there Tuesday. Rival Hillary Clinton did not go to the state, but her husband Bill Clinton did.
  • Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

    03/27/2016 4:25:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion. Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts...

    03/23/2016 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 173 replies
    SuperStation95 ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | SuperStation95 - U.S.Reporter
    Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased! When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box. ....
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • GOP maneuver keeps party from making pick for president

    03/02/2016 5:40:18 AM PST · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 3/1/2016 | Charles Ashby
    ... Thats why [Steve] House and his predecessor, Ryan Call, are calling for going to a presidential primary.
  • Nevada caucus proves that both parties should insist on primaries

    02/24/2016 5:29:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot ^ | February 24, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, the Nevada caucuses got off to a raucous start. Ballots ran out. Allegations of multiple voting arose. Partisans ran ballot collection and counting operations. Officials sported shirts proclaiming their candidate allegiance (and not just for Donald Trump). In one case, the caucus didn’t actually materialize where advertised: New: People registered for precinct 1303 in Sierra Vista showed up to caucus. There was literally no site set up.— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) February 24, 2016 Marc Caputo professed amazement: Not enough ballots for someNo checking voter IDsA poll worker wearing pro-Trump swagThese allegations about #Nevadacaucus are just wow— Marc Caputo...
  • Ralston: Nevada is no longer a ‘lock’ for Hillary Clinton (Panic time for Billary)

    02/16/2016 2:27:15 PM PST · by NRx · 49 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-16-2016 | Jon Ralston
    RENO, Nev. -- Nevada is still the new kid on the block when it comes to early-state status in the presidential race. But this year, the state could play a pivotal role on both sides. With the Democratic caucuses approaching on Feb. 20, followed by the Republican caucuses on Feb. 23, both contests have become increasingly intense, especially the pitched battle here between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The Republicans are sending surrogates as South Carolina intervenes Saturday, three days before Nevada Republicans vote on their presidential preference. But both Democratic candidates spent the weekend in Nevada, and Clinton canceled...
  • Would a Brokered Convention Stop Donald Trump?

    02/09/2016 9:22:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Roger Stone
    Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he'd need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a "brokered convention" to deny Trump the GOP nod? I think there is such a plan and it must be exposed. Donald Trump is our last hope to make Washington work for us - not the lobbyists, special interests and billionaire donors who control the corroded two-party system. As Trump says: "America is going to hell!" I...
  • The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter

    02/04/2016 8:45:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday’s state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician’s various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate “HRC 2016.” Dr. Andrea “Andy” McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday’s contest despite Clinton’s razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders’ 49.6 percent. The Clinton campaign claimed complete victory in the caucuses on Tuesday despite...
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he’s done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate — which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J....
  • Limbaugh: Trump Calling Fraud On The Iowa Caucuses "Proof" Trump (Shortened)

    02/03/2016 12:27:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest contention that his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used fraud to win the Iowa caucuses. According to Limbaugh, the unconventional nature of the charge suggests Trump would not be the “typical Republican establishment candidate.”
  • Ted Cruz ousts Trump in first primary

    02/02/2016 3:49:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/16 | Raphael Poch
    Voting polls do not always tell the whole story. As of Monday morning business mogul Donald trump was expected to win the Republican Iowa caucus primaries by a margin of more than 5 percent of the vote. However, following the voting late Monday night, victory went to his closest competitor US Senator Ted Cruz. .....
  • Why did Trump underperform in Iowa?

    02/02/2016 11:36:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Hot ^ | February 2, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Conventional wisdom is congealing around two key factors in Trump’s loss this morning, so let me offer them to you as I think there’s merit to both. The main factor: Evangelicals came through for Cruz in the crunch. Political sites have been filled with news over the past few weeks about Trump’s surprising strength with born-again Christians, particularly given how intensely Cruz was courting those same voters. A guy who doesn’t know if he’s ever asked God’s forgiveness and who’s regularly demonstrated his unfamiliarity with Christian practices during this campaign shouldn’t be competitive with an evangelical candidate with dozens of...
  • Trump’s cringeworthy gaffe during Communion at Iowa church

    02/01/2016 5:49:35 AM PST · by tlozo · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Marisa Schultz
    The seemingly endless presidential campaign finally gets real Monday, with Iowa voters heading to the polls for the state's caucuses. The candidates blitzed the Hawkeye State in a final push Sunday, making public demonstrations of their faith and getting in their last jabs. Both the Republican and Democratic races are considered up for grabs, with the winners certain to get a burst of momentum. In a show of solidarity with the evangelical Christians who dominate the GOP caucuses, Donald Trump began the day at a nondenominational church in Council Bluffs with his wife, Melania. Melania Trump took Communion from a...
  • Iowa blizzard watch for Monday night (caucus night) through Tuesday night

    01/31/2016 3:26:00 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 96 replies ^ | Jan. 31, 2016
    Calhoun (County, Iowa) Severe Watches & Warnings Watches & Warnings Blizzard Watch Statement as of 3:48 AM CST on January 31, 2016 ... Blizzard watch in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a blizzard watch... which is in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night. * Timing... snow will lift into the area late Monday night into Tuesday morning. A brief break in the snow may occur before resuming Tuesday afternoon and night. A period of very heavy snow may occur with snowfall rates of 1...
  • Cruz for President Sees Unprecedented Grassroots Effort Mobilizing Before Iowa Caucuses

    01/26/2016 1:39:50 PM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 26, 2016
    Campaign has 1,573 caucus captainsHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced it has 1,573 caucus captains across the state. The announcement marks the final milestone in Cruz's impressive Iowa organization. The campaign is putting its massive Iowa organization to the test this week by mobilizing the grassroots and turning them out to caucus for Cruz.Leading up to the Iowa Caucus on February 1, the Cruz for President campaign has put together an unmatched ground game throughout the Hawkeye state. It has named a county chair for each of Iowa's 99 counties. The campaign has recruited 247 notable...
  • At Stake In Iowa: The All Important Bump (1988)

    01/05/2016 9:00:20 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal ^ | Feb 8, 1988 | David Broder
  • One person shows up to O'Malley event in Iowa, remains uncommitted

    12/29/2015 11:37:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies ^ | Nick Gass
    Amid a vicious winter storm on Monday that forced some presidential campaigns to cancel their scheduled stops in Iowa, only Martin O'Malley decided to press on. And one man at his last event, the only person to show up, in fact, "was glad to see me," the former Maryland governor said. But he still would not commit to caucus for O'Malley. "The very last event of the night, we actually had a whopping total of one person show up, but by God, he was glad to see me. So we spent the time with him," the Democratic presidential candidate told...
  • Walker Has (Sorta) Broken Through In Iowa, And He Has Room To Grow

    04/22/2015 2:25:42 PM PDT · by jjotto · 27 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | Harry Enten
    Its time to acknowledge a milestone in the 2016 GOP primary. No, its not that Jeb Bush has broken his paleo diet. Rather, its that the leader in the Iowa polls is no longer the weakest frontrunner in caucus history! Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now polling ahead of where Mitt Romney was at this point in the 2012 cycle. Walker is up to 18.4 percent in an average of Iowa polls conducted in 2015; Romney was at 18 percent in surveys conducted through the first half of 2011. Looking at just the last five surveys, Walker is now up...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States, Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOPs prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • Moscow Modernizes South Military District

    05/15/2012 10:06:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 5/15/2012 | Roger McDermott
    Despite the slow pace of introducing new or modernized weapons and equipment into the table of organization and equipment (TOE) in Russias Armed Forces, there are signs that progress is more sporadic and prioritizes one strategic direction. The South Military District (SMD) is receiving new combat hardware and weapons systems at a much faster rate than other military districts. In some areas of the TOE, the share of modern equipment has now surpassed more than 70 percent (Interfax, May 4). Russian T-90 tank (Source: According to the press service of the SMD, the district will receive over 40 new...
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/17/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. "It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County's former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state's largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened - both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • St. Charles [Missouri] caucus ends in near riot with no delegates awarded

    03/17/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 29 replies ^ | March 17, 2012 | Lisa Payne-Naeger
    After months of preparation, education, and activism by conservatives, all over Missouri, caucus day arrived, and in St. Charles County it came and went without awarding delegates. The Francis Howell North High School bleachers were packed and there was a standing room only crowd after the caucus was called to order, an hour and a half late. Clearly crowds exceeded expectation as checking in the overflow crowd took much longer than expected. Most in the crowd waited longer to be checked into the caucus than the caucus lasted. The beginning of the caucus started with the reading of the pre-approved...
  • Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process

    03/17/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    KCUR - NPR ^ | March 17, 2012 | Frank Morris
    Cassville, Mo., is a little town on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. During the Civil War, the Confederate state legislature convened here. Tuesday, the Republican presidential caucus was the big draw. Most of the rest of the state will hold its caucuses Saturday morning. Confusion On Caucus Night The first caucus was a messy process. More than 250 people showed up, most planning to vote directly for the candidates. But that was not to be. David Cole, the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, told caucusgoers that they would be voting on delegates to attend district and state conventions....
  • Candidates' Children Stepping up Influence for GOP Caucus Tuesday (Santorum, Romney, Paul)

    03/13/2012 12:47:53 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 6 replies
    KHON Channel 2, Honolulu, Hawaii ^ | 12 March 2012 | Gina Mangieri, KHON-TV Reporterette
    Hawaii's relatively few number of delegates, 20, still matter very much even this late in the Primary and Caucus cycle. Leading candidates are ramping up their presence here ahead of Tuesday night's Caucus. Most of the leading candidates have a son or daughter here in the islands hoping to help secure delegates for the party nomination. "Hawaii gets to have a say in who they want to be the nominee to go up against Obama. So I'm encouraged on Tuesday. Every vote matters," said Rick Santorum's daughter, Elizabeth....
  • Vote for Santorum in Kansas and Wyoming Caucuses today!!

    03/10/2012 11:53:26 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 8 replies
    Fox News Election Page ^ | March 10, 2012 | Steelers6
    That is what's on the calendar for today. Gingrich way back.
  • Santorum Looks for Momentum

    03/10/2012 6:29:25 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10 March 2012 | Jaime Dupree
    After winning three of ten Super Tuesday states, but narrowly losing to Mitt Romney in Ohio, Rick Santorum will try to generate some new momentum on Saturday in Kansas with GOP Presidential caucuses in that state. 40 delegates are at stake in the Sunflower State - 12 delegates are handed out 'winner take all' in the four congressional districts in Kansas; three to the winner in each district. 28 delegates are divided up proportionally based on the statewide results; 20% of the vote is the threshold to qualify for that batch of delegates. Santorum has done well in states near...
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • Vote for Rick Santorum in Washington Caucuses tommorrow, March 3rd

    03/02/2012 5:44:45 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    vanity | March 2, 2012 | Steelers6
    Rick needs momentum heading into Super Tuesday.
  • Maine GOP caucus completed after snow delay

    02/18/2012 8:57:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 2/18/12
    EAST MACHIAS, Maine -- Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals. Paul received 163 votes in Saturday's Washington County caucus, where Republicans from more than two dozen towns gathered to cast their votes. Romney received 80 votes. Rick Santorum got 57 votes and Newt Gingrich received four votes.
  • Maine Republicans Urged to Reconsider Romney Win in Caucus Poll

    02/14/2012 7:30:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 3+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 14, 2012
    The Maine Republican Party is being urged to reconsider its announcement that presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a preference poll of state caucus-goers, the Bangor Daily News reports. The Maine GOP said on Saturday that Romney had defeated Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 39 percent to 36 percent, or less than 200 votes, in the states weeklong caucuses. To be counted, party officials said the meetings had to be concluded by Feb. 11. According to the newspaper, some communities that followed caucus procedure were still not counted in the final tabulation. In addition, one county was forced to postpone its caucus...
  • Why Nevadas GOP caucuses were a jackpot of embarrassments

    02/05/2012 2:03:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/5/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Nevada state GOP chair Amy Tarkanian boasted this week that her state will turn Republican in the next presidential election. Not likely if her state GOP runs that show like it ran the Nevada caucuses, which were an embarrassing display of bad planning and execution on multiple levels. Aside from the scheduling, the choice of caucus locations, and the decision to shut out thousands of workers on the Las Vegas strip which weve detailed here, lets now clue you all in on the litany of other problems: 1. The GOP couldnt deliver results in a timely manner.An all-night count ...
  • Nevada GOP caucuses include unusual rules

    02/04/2012 7:43:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/4/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Las Vegas -- Today's Republican caucuses in Nevada differ from primary elections by requiring voters to devote a block of time to make their preferences known in a process that takes more time than just filling out a ballot. There are also some unusual rules set this year by the GOP officials in the state, including:Timing: Republican Party officials in each county decide when to hold caucus meetings. In Clark County, home to Las Vegas and 70 percent of state residents, the meetings are at 9 a.m. today - a time that is inconvenient for the city's taxi drivers, waitresses...
  • Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

    01/04/2012 3:29:27 AM PST · by Son House · 4 replies
    Uncovered Politics ^ | January 4th, 2012 | Austin Cassidy
    Occupy Iowa and Healthcare NOT Warfare had been attempting to organize a protest vote for a slate of uncommitted, progressive delegates in Tuesdays Iowa caucuses. With most eyes on the super-tight Republican contest, its hard to find any complete results for the Democratic caucuses. In fact, we may never know what happened in some of those Iowa meetings. However, turning to Twitter, it is possible to see some scattered reports of uncommitted delegates being elected at the county-level.Iowa Citys precinct 15 appears to have elected 3 Obama county delegates and a single uncommitted delegate. Iowa Citys precinct 17 elected...
  • Campaign finance games begin in Iowa

    01/03/2012 11:47:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/3/12 | Editor
    It's not too early to project one set of winners from today's Iowa caucuses: the strategists and advertising whizzes of the political industrial complex who are taking advantage of a Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance to collect and spend unlimited donations from wealthy individuals and special interests to become a force in the presidential race. In Iowa, the candidate who appeared to receive the biggest boost from an ostensibly independent political action committee was Mitt Romney. A group called Restore Our Future reportedly spent nearly $3 million on broadcast advertising aimed at lifting Romney's stature in Iowa - and,...
  • Support Uncommitted in Iowa Caucuses(Democrats)

    01/03/2012 3:29:44 AM PST · by Son House · 2 replies ^ | Jan 2, 2012 | Frank London
    On Saturday, during in an appearance on WSUM 91.7, the University of Wisconsins student radio station located in Madison, Darcy Richardson encouraged his supporters in neighboring Iowa to come out and caucus for the Occupy Iowa and Healthcare NOT Warfare efforts to elect a slate of progressive, uncommitted delegates in this Tuesdays caucuses. Ive been encouraging my supporters in Iowa to join with the Occupy Iowa and Healthcare Not Warfare organizations in sending the strongest possible message to the Obama administration, Richardson told the listening audience. Supporting an uncommitted slate in Iowa gives progressives the best chance to make their...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • Thank You To Iowa's Forty-One Percent

    12/31/2011 11:23:32 PM PST · by CaroleL · 25 replies ^ | 01/01/12 | CaroleL
    The most highly anticipated poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus goers is out and the most important number in it is 41. The final Des Moines Register poll before Tuesday's caucuses shows moderate Mitt Romney still unable to break out of the mid-20's after 5 years of campaigning. It also shows libertarian-leaning Ron Paul is at 22% which most believe is the best he'll ever do in any state by far. And the conservative field of Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum are at a combined 45%. Why is it appropriate to combine their level of support...
  • Romney leads Paul in Des Moines Register Iowa Poll; Santorum surges

    12/31/2011 7:53:08 PM PST · by xjcsa · 30 replies
    Des Moines Register | December 31, 2011 | 2012, Des Moines Register & Tribune Co.
    Link only per FR rules.
  • Iowa's GOP caucuses may see some Democratic defectors

    12/30/2011 8:51:14 PM PST · by thecodont · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | December 30, 2011, 5:30 p.m. | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Atlantic, Iowa Adding an unpredictable element to the presidential contest in Iowa, some disaffected Democratic voters are planning to switch sides and cast Republican ballots in Tuesday's caucuses. Caucus rules limit participation to registered party members. But anyone who shows up at a Republican caucus including Democrats, independents and libertarians can join the GOP or switch their party affiliation on the spot. Rep. Ron Paul, in a tight race for first place in Iowa with Mitt Romney, is perhaps the most likely to benefit from Democratic crossovers. His campaign is distributing information sheets advising Iowans that...
  • Newt Gingrich.. do you care about his past or Americas Future?

    12/29/2011 4:42:59 PM PST · by true believer forever · 31 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 28, 2011 | Peter Ferrara
    Gingrich's rebellion against Bush's 1990 betrayal of Reaganomics was his finest hour. That leadership is what led to the House Republican takeover in 1994. If conservatives and supply-siders do not rally around Gingrich now, and allow the Bush crowd to win with Romney, Reaganism will have been routed out of the Republican Party. Undoubtedly, John Sununu will pick Romney's budget director (remember his pick of Supreme Court Justice David Souter over the conservative alternative that would have given conservatives a firm majority on the Court). The first thing Romney will do if elected is exactly the reprise of the 1990...
  • Iowa caucus counting moved due to Occupy Caucus concerns

    12/28/2011 1:52:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Iowas Republican Party will count this years caucus results at a secret location in response to security concerns, according to multiple reports. The Occupy Caucus movement, organized by Occupy Wall Street protesters in the Hawkeye State, is gaining steam and could potentially disrupt the caucus votes taking place next week. The Iowa GOP is taking additional safeguards to ensure the caucus results are tabulated and reported to the public in an accurate and timely manner, Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn told CNN. Occupy Iowa protesters met Wednesday to plan a week of protests timed to hit the Iowa caucus....

    12/20/2011 10:27:03 PM PST · by true believer forever · 9 replies
    Newt Campaign ^ | December 21, 2011 | True Believer Forever
    Two weeks from tonight, the Iowa caucuses will be over. Today, Newt began to fight back, to answer the negative ads, and outright lies. These next two weeks can be the two weeks that change the world. If everyone doubles down on giving - doubles down on making Iowa calls from the national phone banks - and doubles down on praying and having faith - Newt can do this. Newt can win Iowa. We need to help him starting this moment right now! AMERICA'S FIRST CHRISTMAS... In December 1776, the future of America hung on the...
  • Tonight's GOP Debate Is The One That Matters Most

    12/15/2011 10:13:48 AM PST · by CaroleL · 22 replies ^ | 12/15/11 | CaroleL
    Tonight's GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa is technically the 13th time most of the candidates will appear on stage to discuss the issues and defend their records. But this final debate before the first in the nation caucuses is not only the last; it's the one that probably matters most. The latest poll of likely Iowa Caucus participants shows that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is holding a tiny lead over his nearest competitor, but he's been at or near that position throughout the seemingly endless string of debates while the anti-Romney crowd has migrated to a different...
  • Perry's On The Move In Iowa

    12/13/2011 9:51:22 AM PST · by CaroleL · 63 replies ^ | 12/13/11 | CaroleL
    GOP presidential contender Rick Perry is gaining ground in Iowa. A new American Research Group poll shows the Texas governor with 13% support from likely caucus goers. That's up 8 points from the same survey last month while current front runner Newt Gingrich has dropped 5 points (27% to 22%) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has dropped 3 (20% to 17%). Congressman Ron Paul has gained a point since November (16% then 17% now), but the majority of the Gingrich/Romney losses are definitely Perry gains.
  • National Phone Banks for Newt Gingrich

    12/11/2011 1:40:32 PM PST · by true believer forever · 18 replies
    VANITY ^ | December 11, 2011 | True Believer
    The Newt Gingrich campaign has opened its national phone banks for supporters nationwide to make calls to Iowa voters prior to the upcoming caucuses. You just have to join the Newt 2012 campaign, and then are provided access to the call center, with the name and number of a potential Iowa voter. A easy-to-read script is provided. This is a great way for Freepers nationwide to participate in the Iowa campaign, even if they are out of state. Please help Newt's Iowa campaign go National!!