October 27, 2012 |
LAND O' LAKES, Fla. -- The Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney on Saturday night, breaking a decades-long streak of backing Democrats for president in a state that launched President Obama's 2008 election. The paper, the largest in Iowa, wrote that the top priorities in the election must be reviving the economy, spurring job growth and moving toward a balanced budget and reducing the deficit. “Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals?
August 13, 2012 |
President Obama plans to carry a new message on his road trip across Iowa this week, aimed at linking the Republican candidate for president with the budgetary views of his new running mate. An advisor to the president said the Obama campaign will work in Iowa to tie Mitt Romney to the budget of Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, author of the controversial House GOP plan to shrink the federal government and recraft the Medicare health program for seniors. Obama advanced the strategy during a series of fundraisers in Chicago over the weekend.
June 16, 2012 |
DES MOINES - Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in January, with Mitt Romney a close second, but neither was the true winner this weekend when the delegates who actually will vote at the Republican National Convention were selected. That would be Ron Paul. The congressman from Texas finished a distant third in the Iowa caucuses more than six months ago, but of the 28 delegates selected Friday and Saturday to head to the national convention, 23 are Paul supporters - and they are not bound to support the victor of the state's first-in-the-nation voting contest.
January 29, 2012 |
Rick Santorum canceled campaign events in Florida set for Sunday after his daughter Isabella was admitted to a Philadelphia hospital. Isabella, known as Bella, is 3 years old. She suffers from Trisomy 18, a severe genetic condition in which she carries an extra chromosome. "Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this evening,” the campaign said in a statement Saturday night. “The campaign will cancel Rick's upcoming Sunday morning Florida campaign schedule.
January 25, 2012 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann, having seen her bid for the presidency come to an early end, said Wednesday that she will seek reelection to her House seat. "I am very thrilled to be in the position that I am today, and I am looking forward to continuing," Bachmann told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bachmann is currently serving her third term representing Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. She raised $13.5 million in her 2010 campaign, winning the Republican-leaning seat by 13 points.
January 23, 2012 |
It took NBC debate moderator Brian Williams about 15 minutes to turn to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, and when he did, he hinted at the question on the minds of most observers of the Republican presidential race: When will Paul drop out? “To say that there has only been three races and talk about not being electable, I think is a bit of a stretch,” Paul said. Paul finished in third place in the Iowa caucuses and second in the New Hampshire primary. But he placed last in South Carolina last weekend among a narrowed field of four candidates.