There are several factors that played a part in the cancellation of the iconic Iowa Straw Poll that has been a part of the Iowa Caucus since 1979.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has decided to forego the quadrennial Iowa Straw Poll, but says he’ll fight for every vote in the Iowa Caucuses.
(National Harbor, MD) I had to travel to CPAC being held outside of Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Convention Center in order to see the fruit of the labor of several Iowa activists who decided they wanted to shine light on the IRS scandal. They recently undertook a national tour in order to talk to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]