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Ames Straw Poll

RNC’s Opinion on Ames Straw Poll: Legal, but Unscientific, Unofficial

The Republican National Committee has “serious concerns” about the Ames Straw Poll. However, their legal counsel sees nothing in the RNC rules that would prohibit the Republican Party of Iowa from conducting the eve...
by Kevin Hall

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Kaufmann: Straw Poll Won’t Violate New RNC Rules or Hurt First-in-the-Nation Status

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released a statement Thursday saying the RNC has informed him the Ames Straw Poll would not violate new RNC rules. It also would not damage Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation caucus...
by Kevin Hall

Ames Straw Poll

State Central Committee Members Favor Keeping Ames Straw Poll

Although Iowa Governor Terry Branstad believes the Ames Straw Poll has out lived its usefulness, it appears the majority of the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee favors keeping the event. Ultimately, it is th...
by Kevin Hall



TIR Bookshelf: Bachmannistan

Last week’s resignation of Kent Sorenson from the Iowa State Senate nudged me to finish reading a book I had downloaded to my Kindle over a month ago, Bachmannistan: Behind the Lines. Sorenson served as U.S. Representative Mi...
by Polly Twocents

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Kevin’s Korner: Ft. Dodge Fallout, A Blueprint for RPI’s Future and Our Grappling Governor

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Everywhere I’ve gone the last few days, people are talking about what happened in Ft. Dod...
by Kevin Hall


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Kevin’s Korner: RPI Election Thoughts, Straw Poll Spiked and T-Paw’s Price

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. All we have to decide what to do with the time that is given to us. Well, Saturday’s RPI elections were no surprise. The Paulistinians completed their coup d’etat with the reelecti...
by Kevin Hall