State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola) admitted to unethical behavior in documentation provided by the Iowa Republican. It is time for him to resign.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced today that she will not seek a 5th term serving Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District in 2014.
Michele Bachman’s faith was vetted, so was Paul Ryan’s and Mitt Romney’s. Don’t you think it is time the media vet President Obama as well?
Former NICHE Board member and Bachmann Presidential campaign staffer Barb Heki and her husband are suing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Bachmann Iowa Co-Chair Kent Sorenson and others after the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) emails list added to the Bachmann campaign database without permission. It was then used to send out two emails […]
Barb Heki, a former staffer with Michele Bachmann’s former presidential campaign in Iowa, is now suing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the Bachmann for President campaign, former Bachmann staffer and/or consultants Keith Nahigian, Guy Short, Brett O’Donnell, Rebecca Donatelli, and Eric Woolson. Nahigian Strategies, LLC, C&M Strategies, Inc., O’Donnell & Associates, Ltd., Campaign Services, Inc., and The […]
This is going to be one of my most controversial posts so far. The subject is turnout, and why a high turnout, contrary to popular belief, isn’t really good for democracy or for anything else. First, let’s start with my basic assumptions: There are those who are interested in politics, and those who are not. […]
Des Moines, IA – The Republican Party of Iowa today released the final, certified vote totals of the January 3 Iowa Caucus presidential preference vote. The final, certified vote totals represent 1,766 of the state’s 1,774 caucus precincts, and reflect a record-breaking 121,503 Iowans who participated. 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Certified vote totals (1766/1774 precincts […]
Five Items of Interest: Bachmann Campaign Post-Mortem, Romney’s Electability, Thatcher’s Legacy, NYC Schools’ Church Ban & EPA Rules
This week’s edition of five things I wanted to point out, but was too lazy to turn into individual posts: 1. A Post-Mortem of Michele Bachmann’s campaign. Jennifer Jacobs of The Des Moines Register sheds some light on problems within the campaign, things that some of on the ground outside the campaign sensed even if […]
New Hampshire Primary: No Surprise Romney Wins; Paul Second, Huntsman A Surprise Third (Update: Santorum Edges Out Gingrich)
Updates below I had a good time live chatting with the guys from GraniteGrok.com. The top three spots were called pretty early making it a really short night. Below is a jpeg of the AP/Google politics heat map. Mitt Romney is yellow, Ron Paul is green, and Jon Huntsman is light blue: As of 1:39am […]
Here’s some random observations on the caucus season which has just concluded and we’ve either enjoyed or endured, depending upon your view: Much has already been said about the Kent Sorenson switcharoo, but one thing I haven’t heard as yet is discussion on the implications of the flap upon the Christian faith. Sorenson, Michele Bachmann, […]
By Skip Murphy Well, we’ve now been through the warm up where the players assembled, a few that were desired by the fans declined to come out and play, and some of the would be players stayed home when the prelim lineup matchups didn’t play out as they wanted. We saw a wide range of […]
Slow and steady wins the race, at least it did in this case as Rick Santorum set about doing a “full Grassley” visiting all of Iowa’s 99 Counties, some of them several times. He actually visited the rural areas, he listened, and he spoke to their concerns. He worked his butt off. When Michele Bachmann […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List praised Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for her groundbreaking pro-life leadership following her announcement that she will drop out of the 2012 presidential race. Bachmann was one of the five top candidates to sign the Susan B. Anthony List Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge and has been […]
The biggest loser with last night’s Iowa Caucus results is State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola) His turncoat endorsement from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul probably helped Rick Santorum more than it did Paul. Not only that, but he couldn’t even deliver his own Senate District. Looking at the map to the left, Sorenson’s Senate District […]
With 100% of the Iowa Caucus vote in, Mitt Romney edges out Rick Santorum by 8 votes. Romney said in his remarks tonight that he considered this a victory for Santorum. It would seem that Santorum emerges from Iowa as the clear conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, and in his speech said, “Game on.” Final […]
Scroll over the heat map below for live results: I’d appreciate it if you’d share your caucus stories from your precinct below. Update: I’m on a live webcast with Tony Katz of All Patriots Media and Craig Robinson of The Iowa Republican. Watch live streaming video from desmoineslocallive at livestream.com They’ll flash a number […]