October 24, 2012 |
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Trying to stoke his campaign for the final stretch to the election, President Obama began a two-day swing Wednesday that will take him through seven battleground states and, his campaign hopes, just close enough to the finish line to pull off victory in November. "Now, this is the first stop on our 48-hour fly-around-campaign marathon extravaganza,” Obama told the crowd of 3,500 gathered under oak trees on the Mississippi Valley...
June 26, 2011 |
Michele Bachmann returned to the town where she was born on the eve of her official campaign kick-off, saying the values she learned here are why she is running for president. “Everything I needed to know I learned in Iowa,” she told more than 500 people who attended a homecoming party for in a ballroom at the National Cattle Congress. “This is where it all began. Tomorrow, I’m going to speak to the nation. Tonight, I want to speak to all of you.” The Minnesota congresswoman spoke for more than 20 minutes, but her remarks were largely sentimental rather than political.
December 14, 2011 |
Rick Perry, trying to crawl his way back into presidential contention, began barnstorming Iowa on Wednesday, urging voters to reconsider his candidacy. “We need your help. I hope some of you are taking a second look and saying, 'You know what, this guy does in fact lay out the plan to get this country working again,' ” Perry told about 70 people gathered at Bayliss Park Hall, a Victorian mansion turned event center here. “He does have the record as an executive chief officer for 11 years in a state moving forward on the job creation front.
January 5, 2010
GEORGIA TECH (11-2) VS. IOWA (10-2) Kickoff: Tonight, 5:15 PST, Land Shark Stadium, Miami. TV: Channel 11. About Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets won the Atlantic Coast Conference largely on the strength of their running game, which ranks second nationally (307.2 yards per game). In his second season, Coach Paul Johnson has proved that the triple-option can still be successful on the college level. About Iowa: The Hawkeyes aren't flashy -- especially their offense, which ranks 93rd in the nation -- but they play terrific defense and are as physically tough as any team in the nation.
November 6, 2012 |
President Obama won Iowa's six electoral votes Tuesday, holding on to the state that launched his presidential bid four years ago, according to exit polls for the Associated Press and news networks. His win over Mitt Romney was slimmer than the president's margin last time, reflecting how the once-euphoric support for him in the state has dimmed. Iowa's half-dozen electoral votes are meager compared with other battleground states such as Ohio, Florida and Virginia, yet both campaigns considered the Hawkeye State a priority as they raced to assemble the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.
July 10, 2012 |
President Obama plans to talk about his plan to build an American economy “from the middle out, not the top down” as he heads to Iowa to campaign Tuesday, according to campaign officials. The message comes fresh after the president's two-pronged announcement on the Bush-era tax cuts: Obama is asking Congress to extend the ones for the middle class and pledging to veto any attempt to extend the full range of cuts. Republican Mitt Romney is expected to take his argument - that Obama's plans will hurt job creators and the economy broadly - to a town hall in Grand Junction, Colorado this morning.