Posts Tagged ‘Ames Straw Poll’

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Kevin’s Korner: Heads Buried in the Sand Edition

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Do some pf Iowa’s top Republican elected officials have their hands buried...
by Kevin Hall

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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


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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