Posts Tagged ‘Iowa Caucuses’


Iowa Journalists Play a Key Role in Protecting Our First in the Nation Caucuses

For as long as I can remember, the Iowa Caucuses have been beaten up by members of the national media. Their worn out talking points include that Iowans are not ethnically diverse and that too few people participate in what can...
by Craig Robinson


Does Iowa Push Republican Candidates to the Right?

Last weekend’s conservative confab in Iowa has once again drawn the ire of some national political pundits.  Cokie Roberts, a News Analyst for National Public Radio and frequent guest on ABC’s Sunday morning show, This Wee...
by Craig Robinson

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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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A Look Back at 2014 in Iowa Politics: November and December

As we celebrate the arrival of 2015, offers you a look back at an amazing year in politics. We will produce these articles and items chronologically. Today we look at the very successful November elections...
by Kevin Hall

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National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee Names Chairmen in All 99 Iowa Counties

Merrifield, Va. — Oct. 20, 2014 — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced t...
by The Iowa Republican



What Republicans Should Learn From Democrats in Presidential Primaries

Written By Justin Arnold There are two kinds of people in the world—those who mow their lawn left to right and those who mow it diagonal.  One way is logical, utilitarian, efficient.  The other represents a rare vestige of ...
by The Iowa Republican