Posts Tagged ‘Ames Straw Poll’


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


RPI chairman A.J. Spiker and RPI co-chairman Bill Schickel

Inside the Republican Party of Iowa leadership elections

Check elsewhere on for a concise summary of the Republican Party of Iowa’s state central committee meeting today. What follows is a stream of consciousness transcript for information-hungry activists, in...
by Jeff Patch


Iowa GOP Needs to Get Serious About Caucuses

By Craig Robinson The Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University hosted discussion on the future of the Iowa Caucuses on Monday night in Ames.  Former Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen, who now leads t...
by Craig Robinson


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Picking a Fight? Spiker Continues to Needle Branstad Over Straw Poll Comments

By Craig Robinson A.J. Spiker, the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, is in the midst of a public spat with Governor Terry Branstad.  Confrontation between a party chair and a high ranking elected official in a ...
by Craig Robinson