2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Walker, Huckabee, Santorum, Perry)

Caffeinated Thoughts offers its first reader presidential preference poll for 2016. The poll closes on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:00am (CDT).

Rubio, Johnson and Cruz Campaign in Iowa for Joni Ernst

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(Hubbard, IA) Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann joined U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Ron Johnson, R-Wis. and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Saturday to support state Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak in her campaign against trial lawyer and Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo.  They were in attendance at an annual event hosted by Iowa […]

Marco Rubio Stumps for Joni Ernst on Eve of Iowa GOP U.S. Senate Primary

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(Urbandale, IA) Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came to Iowa to stump for State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) the night before the Iowa GOP U.S. Senate primary.  He gave brief remarks at a cook-out the Ernst campaign held for volunteers at their campaign headquarters. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds gave the opening remarks calling Ernst “a […]

CPAC 2014 Final Thoughts

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(Alexandria, VA) Killing some time before my flight back home sitting in a coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria I thought I’d share some thoughts about my very first trip to CPAC. I was disappointed that there was not a panel on the abortion issue.  Totally ignoring social issues is not the way forward especially […]

Response to Tom Harkin’s Praise of Cuba

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (R-Iowa) returned from a trip to Cuba and upon his return praised Cuba’s healthcare system and education system on the Senate floor. Two Republican candidates seeking to fill his seat left open when he retires at the end of his current term responded. “As someone who has worn our nation’s uniform […]

Iowa Polls: Iowa U.S. Senate and Governor’s Races & 2016

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There were two polls focused on Iowa released recently.  Quinnipiac in a poll released today said that President Barack Obama receives his lowest approval rating in Iowa to date at 38%.  They also polled Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. In the 2014 Senate race, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA), gets 43 percent, while Republican candidate, former U.S. […]

The FAMiLY LEADER to Hold Leadership Summit in August

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The FAMiLY LEADER announces The 2nd Annual FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 10th, scheduled to take place at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA.

Mitt Romney’s Night to Shine

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The last night, at the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention, was an extremely good night for Mitt Romney.  He connected.  He was emotional.  He seemed real – a guy that average Americans can relate to.  He showcased his resume so to speak by offering up his personal references.  The most compelling for me […]