The Iowa GOP State Central Committee voted for the Ames Straw Poll to proceed in 2015. What the event will look like and who will participate is uncertain.
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) wrote a letter asking that the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee keep the Ames Straw Poll in 2015.
The future of the Ames Straw Poll as an event leading up to the Iowa Caucus is in doubt. Can it be a worthwhile event for candidates and voters still?
Jamie Johnson and Shane Vander Hart discuss the future of the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames on WHO Radio. Keep it as is, tweak it, or scrap it altogether?
I am about as certain as I can possibly be with the ever unpredictable former Governor of Alaska. In anticipation of Sarah Palin coming to Iowa to speak at the Tea Party of America Rally (“Restoring America” on Saturday, September 3rd); SarahPAC released a new video called “Iowa Passion.” You can watch below: This […]
After Texas Governor Rick Perry’s announcement on Saturday he has hit the ground running. He arguably took some of the shine off of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Ames Straw Poll win by (arguably) upstaging her in her own hometown. He leads the latest national poll done by Rasmussen (which means very little at this point […]
With former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s disappointing finish in the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday and his decision to leave the race on Sunday it’s interesting to note who’s lining up to take credit. Example #1 – Bob Vander Plaats while he stops short of taking credit, in an email to supporters he does link […]
With 16,892 votes cast today… which is more than the 2007 (14,302) Ames Straw Poll. The winner is Michele Bachmann Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – 4823 Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) – 4671 Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) – 2293 Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) – 1657 Herman Cain – 1456 Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) – […]
I had a chance to run into former Arkansas Mike Huckabee at Rick Santorum’s tent as finished playing with The Crickets at the Santorum Straw Poll site. I asked him about what it was like to attend not being a candidate himself and his thought on whether or not Texas Governor Rick Perry’s announcement would […]
Herman Cain said “we are America” and that we don’t have to be ashamed about it. He said we are a nation of crises – economic, spending, energy, national security, immigration, moral, and we have a leadership crisis. He called for corporate tax cuts, and to take the capital gains tax to zero and make […]
Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said that Iowans understand the future isn’t big government it is self government. He said today we live in a consumer economy, a free market. Democrats are not progressive, they are regressive when they support big government. He said that government must be restructured for the modern age. McCotter criticizing the […]
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said to the crowd at the Ames Straw Poll that we going to together take the country back. She said (in unison with the crowd) that we’ll make Barack Obama a one term President. She said in the last 48 days she has been to the “four corners of Iowa and […]
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at the Ames Straw Poll said that while Iowa’s Democrats propelled Barack Obama toward the White House, today is the day where Iowans can send a message that he has got to go. Pawlenty said we need to be a nation that puts their trust in God first and foremost. […]
Texas Congressman Ron Paul in his remarks said that their campaign has been marked by one word he said he’s proud of and that is “liberty.” He said that life precedes liberty and government’s responsibility is to protect all life. “You can not have relative value for life, you can not play God and make […]
Rick Santorum has had a better showing today than I think more people realize with his supporters filling up the lower ring of Hilton Coliseum. He has been campaigning hard the last three weeks having brought his entire family and has visited 68 of 99 counties. Santorum with his family standing behind him encouraged Iowans […]
I couldn’t believe it when I heard yesterday about the Ames Straw Poll. It is unfathomable. It’s hard to express with words the shock that I experienced when I learned that – none of the candidates are catering with Hickory Park in Ames. What? That’s crazy! It’s the best BBQ in town, some of these […]