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It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

By James Johnson This is my last column for TheIowaRepublican.com. Next week, I will be moving to Virginia to start law school. And for the next three years, my wife will become a law school widow, my kids will become law schoo...
by James M. Johnson

 
 
 

Gingrich and Pawlenty: Serious About Iowa

By James Johnson Former speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and current governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty visited Des Moines on Monday to speak to Republicans and conservatives about working har...
by James M. Johnson

 
 
 

How to Help Your Local Republican Win

By James Johnson Last night, our family went door-knocking again in our local legislative district on behalf of former state senator Stewart Iverson. After being asked — check that, begged — to come out of retiremen...
by James M. Johnson

 

 
 

Byrd’s Death Resurrects Term Limits Debate

By James Johnson At about 3:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, United States senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia died at the age of 92 in Fairfax, Virginia. For the last few years he had been plagued by health problems and had bee...
by James M. Johnson

 
 
 

Iowa’s Quiet Statesman Grows Louder

By James Johnson States have different personalities. And voters often elect politicians who exemplify their state’s collective traits and characteristics. New Yorkers, for example, consistently elect candidates with big egos...
by James M. Johnson

 

 
 

Iowa GOP Confident and Professional

By James Johnson Over 150 people gathered in Ames at Congressman Tom Latham’s campaign headquarters on Tuesday afternoon to welcome four of the six Republican candidates running for statewide executive office. It was the fina...
by James M. Johnson