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SPEAKER GINGRICH TO GET BIG IOWA ENDORSEMENT
gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | 12/19/2011 | Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 12/19/2011 4:59:36 PM PST by TBBT

Iowa Speaker Paulsen endorses Gingrich for 2012 GOP nomination

HIAWATHA — Iowa Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen is endorsing Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for president. Paulsen, a Hiawatha Republican, will announce his endorsement at an 8:30 a.m. State Capitol news conference Dec. 21.

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: gingrich; ia; newt
Big?
1 posted on 12/19/2011 4:59:43 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

There is no such thing as a big Iowa endorsement.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 5:00:57 PM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

“There is no such thing as a big Iowa endorsement.”

Oh yea, how about Radar O’Reilly?


3 posted on 12/19/2011 5:03:26 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

It would be big if it were an endorsement for Romney. The MSM will no doubt ignore it since it’s for Gingrich.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 5:05:18 PM PST by Proudcongal
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To: TBBT

I moved to Iowa three years ago, and I never heard of this guy. Granted, I do not read the local papers all that much, but how big can this fellow be?


5 posted on 12/19/2011 5:06:13 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: Proud2BeRight

That would actually be worth something.

LLS


6 posted on 12/19/2011 5:06:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: TBBT

Good news. Glad to see Newt picking up these endorsements. Every little bit helps in defeating the RINOs and Mitt.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 5:08:16 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: TBBT; TitansAFC

dueling endorsements...


8 posted on 12/19/2011 5:09:35 PM PST by Principled
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To: Parley Baer

Enough with the hyperbole. Reading the headline, I expected to see Palin or Tebow


9 posted on 12/19/2011 5:10:24 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: TBBT

JC Watts also endorsed Newt. Oklahoma is a few states over, but an endorsement is an endorsement


10 posted on 12/19/2011 5:11:05 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Proud2BeRight

When the Korean War ended, Radar came back to Iowa. He failed at farming and resettled in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a police officer.

(According to the pilot episode of “W*A*L*T*E*R*”, which only aired once)


11 posted on 12/19/2011 5:12:30 PM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: neocon1984
"I moved to Iowa three years ago, and I never heard of this guy. Granted, I do not read the local papers all that much, but how big can this fellow be?"

Shame on you!

A FReeper who doesn't stay informed about his own state politics is just plain lazy.

Do you ever listen to this guy on the radio?

That's me talking with Simon.

I drove 1200 miles from Connecticut to see Sarah Palin.

At least there is one Palin who isn't a quitter!

12 posted on 12/19/2011 5:17:29 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: neocon1984

He is Speaker of the House.


13 posted on 12/19/2011 5:18:38 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: neocon1984
Speaker of the Iowa House and you haven't heard of him? Glad you're paying such close attention. We'll be sure to give your assessment the attention it deserves.
14 posted on 12/19/2011 5:21:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

>> Speaker of the Iowa House and you haven’t heard of him? Glad you’re paying such close attention. We’ll be sure to give your assessment the attention it deserves. >>

Great point. And another thing, many Iowans (who have lived there far longer than three years) take their Caucus very very seriously. Having said that, I have no idea whether this is a big endorsement in Iowa or not - so perhaps some Iowans who are more tuned in than our friend here can tell us.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 5:29:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: wolfman23601

The headline clearly told me it was a big deal for Iowa only - which clearly meant it was not Tebow or Palin.

Now I don’t know if it is big in Iowa or not, but a big national endorsement would not have had Iowa in the header.


16 posted on 12/19/2011 5:31:03 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: TBBT

Didn’t you used to be Baghdad Bob?


17 posted on 12/19/2011 5:31:36 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My family has been here in Iowa since the Civil War. I do not believe Iowans care much about endorsements, especially from individuals.


18 posted on 12/19/2011 5:37:06 PM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: Proud2BeRight

Wonder who that guy, Jim Kirk from Riverside is endorsing?


19 posted on 12/19/2011 5:41:04 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Wonder who that guy, Jim Kirk from Riverside is endorsing?


20 posted on 12/19/2011 5:41:35 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: TBBT

Kraig Paulsen is a cipher, absent in the culture wars and almost everything else. Iowa is the native habitat for the RINO.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 5:44:20 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TBBT

O’Reilly is trying to get Newt on his show tomorrow. He just told Romney tonight people do not think he is a real conservative. LOL!!!!


22 posted on 12/19/2011 5:55:45 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: neocon1984
Not too big. Just average, I'd say, looking at his picture:


23 posted on 12/19/2011 5:57:06 PM PST by Palladin (Santorum/Bachmann 2012.)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

Which is why I deferred any opinion - yay or nay - to someone like you - with deep Iowa roots.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 6:20:23 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Parley Baer

The RINOS don’t want Newt to be nominated, that makes me like him even more.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 8:53:24 PM PST by unsheeple (The more they fear, The more they smear)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

“My family has been here in Iowa since the Civil War.”

Really? How old are you?!!!


26 posted on 12/19/2011 8:54:56 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Haha. My ancestors came to the USA from England and joined the Wisconsin Infantry in the midst of the CW. When the war ended, he moved to Greene County, Iowa, and purchased land to farm. The one-room schoolhouse they attended is now my cousin’s artist studio.

I’ve been around the sun 44 times so far.


27 posted on 12/21/2011 8:48:08 AM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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