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  • Poll: Hillary Now Trails Trump, Jeb, Carly in New Hampshire and Iowa

    10/05/2015 2:51:43 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 05, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, two key nominating states and general election battlegrounds, have had quite a lot of exposure to Hillary Clinton through campaign rallies, meet-and-greets, and millions of dollars in television advertising. Democrat-leaners in the two early states have't been impressed; self-described Socialist Bernie Sanders has inexorably gained on her on Iowa, and has led in every major New Hampshire survey since August. NBC News is out with fresh polling data from the Hawkeye and Granite States that may stir additional consternation in Democratic circles. Iowa
  • Bernie Sanders running stronger than Hillary Clinton against top Republicans in Iowa, N.H.

    10/05/2015 2:04:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/5/15 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont is running better than former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in head-to-head match-ups against top Republican presidential candidates in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to new polls. In Iowa, Mrs. Clinton trails former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by 14 points (52 percent to 38 percent), she trails former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by 10 points (50 percent to 40 percent), and she trails businessman Donald Trump by 7 points (48 percent to 41 percent), according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Mr. Sanders, meanwhile, trails Mrs. Fiorina by 3...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Poll shows Trump, Fiorina, and almost any Republican beating Hillary in IA badly

    10/05/2015 8:05:19 AM PDT · by LS · 38 replies
    NBC/Wall St. Journal ^ | 10/5/2015 | Mark Murray
    Trump 48/41, Bush 50/40, Fiorina 52/38. Poll has Hillary over Trump in NH, 48-45, losing to Bush and Fiorina. Sanders beats Trump by 5 in IA, trails Bush by 2, Fiorina by 3; and in NH he beats Trump by 10 while beating Fiorina by 2 and is tied with Bush.
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Join Ted Cruz In Iowa! (Oct 12 - 14: 11 towns in 3 days)

    10/04/2015 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In Iowa!(Fort Dodge, Rockwell City, Sac City, Sioux City, Keokuk, Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, Kalona, Sigourney, Oskaloosa, Adel) Monday, October 12, 2015 Fort Dodge, Iowa- Town Hall with Ted Cruz 9:30am Iowa Central Community College East Campus 2031 Quail Ave. The Triton Room Fort Dodge, IA 50501RSVP Rockwell City, Iowa- Ted Cruz Retail Stop 12:00pm Pizza Ranch 102 Warner St. Rockwell City, IARSVP Sac City, Iowa- Retail Stop with Ted Cruz 2:00pm Cede’s Bark Bistro 519 Main St. Sac City, IA 50583RSVP Sioux City, Iowa- Rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Congressman Steve King 7:00pm...
  • Polls: Trump Still Leads in IA and NH, But Loses Ground

    10/04/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 40 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 10/4/15 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.
  • Iowa State Senator and Former Walker Supporter Randy Feenstra Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    10/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | 09/30/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of former Scott Walker supporter, Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra. The endorsement follows Cruz’s earlier announcement that all three of Walker’s former grassroots co-chairs in Georgia are also now organizing for the Cruz campaign.“It is an honor to earn Randy’s support and I look forward to working with him as we compete to win Iowa and the entire GOP primary,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am very proud of the network of courageous conservatives we’ve built across Iowa. Their hard work will be crucial to restore jobs, growth and security...
  • Fiorina Did Refer to SCOTUS Decision As “Law of the Land”

    09/30/2015 11:35:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | September 30, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Carly Fiorina’s recent interview with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio on Friday is getting some attention namely because of what she denied. “Here in Iowa when you say Supreme Court decisions are the law of the land that sets us off because Iowans got bludgeoned by court decisions here, and we went through Civics 101 and we don’t accept propositions that court decisions are the law of the land,” Mickelson said. “Actually, with all due respect Jan, I think that is a quote from someone else, not from me. I know there are many Republican candidates, Kasich among them, who...
  • With Iowa team on board, Christie plans caucus campaign blitz

    09/30/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 24 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | September 29, 2015, 2:17 pm | Erin Murphy, Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES — Chris Christie says he is serious about performing well in Iowa as he seeks the Republican nomination for president. Christie, the New Jersey governor who to this point has spent far more time campaigning in nearby New Hampshire than fellow early voting state Iowa, said during a media event Tuesday that he plans to spend more time campaigning here. Christie, who has languished in the bottom tier of most Iowa polls on the GOP race, made the promise after announcing the endorsements of a group of Iowa Republican activists and donors, including agribusiness leader Bruce Rastetter and...
  • Barnicle, Nicolle Wallace Clash Over Candidate Clinton: 'Strong' vs. 'Terrible'

    09/29/2015 4:43:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Good ol' Mike Barnicle dutifully carried Dem water this morning, maintaining a straight face while calling Hillary Clinton a "strong" candidate. But also on the Morning Joe set was Nicolle Wallace, who reported that "Democrats think she's terrible. I hope [Biden] doesn't run, because he's better than her." For good measure, Mark Halperin opined that Biden might want to wait until February, on the theory that if Bernie Sanders beats Hillary in Iowa or New Hampshire, "there'll be panic," or as Wallace put it, "pandemonium." View the video here.
  • Planned Parenthood Paid Protestors Who Threw Condoms At Carly Florin

    09/28/2015 3:23:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Planned Parenthood paid some of its supporters who threw condoms at GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and at her supporters during an Iowa Hawkeye tailgate on Saturday.
  • Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power...

    09/28/2015 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies ^ | September 28, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power to Give Away the Internet Judiciary Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, with Rep. Issa, join Cruz to get answers on whether Administration’s plan violates the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an affirmative determination of whether the Obama Administration’s plan...
  • Aim of Dubuque rally against gun violence -- public safety

    09/28/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Nick Utter marched because of escalating gun violence. "It's kind of terrifying, the effect it can have on a neighborhood," said Utter, 21, of Cross Plains, Wis. Utter, a Loras College student, was among about 75 people Sunday who marched to University of Dubuque for a rally against gun violence. "It's not about people owning guns; it's how they're using them," Utter said. Four area peace- and faith-based organizations -- Children of Abraham, Dubuque Coalition for Non-Violence, Dubuque Area Congregations United and Dubuque International Day of Peace -- held the event, which included marches from Loras College, Clarke University and...
  • Planned Parenthood Protesters Throw Condoms at Carly Fiorina Supporters

    09/26/2015 9:07:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 26, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Planned Parenthood Protesters Throw Condoms at Carly Fiorina Supporters By JORDYN PHELPS Sep 26, 2015 Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Carly Fiorina today while she campaigned at a tailgate party for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The protesters, some of whom were affiliated with the women's health group and others who were supporters, were dressed in pink and waved pink pom-poms as they followed the Republican presidential candidate around the tailgate, chanting "Carly Fiorina offsides for telling lies" and "women are watching and we vote." How Carly Fiorina Responded to Trump's 'Face' Comment Some people in the crowd supporting Fiorina shouted...
  • Extolling Thriftiness, Cruz Opens Iowa Office

    09/26/2015 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 26, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Presidential contender and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with a supporter at the opening of his first Iowa office in Urbandale, Iowa on Sept. 26, 2015. URBANDALE, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opened the first Iowa outpost of his presidential bid Saturday morning with an emphasis on campaign frugality that bedeviled two former foes. Speaking with reporters inside the Des Moines-area office, Cruz explained that his campaign purposely held off on securing the space as part of an "exceptionally frugal" effort to make the most of contributor dollars. "We made the commitment to every one of our...
  • Rubio ramping up campaign with more time in early states

    09/26/2015 8:02:19 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2015 | CATHERINE LUCEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    After a summer largely spent raising money for his Republican campaign for president, Marco Rubio says he's about to start spending a whole lot more time in Iowa and the other early voting states. "There were obviously other things we needed to do," the Florida senator said this past week in an interview with The Associated Press.
  • Chinese buy $5.3 billion in Iowa soybeans

    09/25/2015 9:04:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies
    WCF Courier ^ | 2015/09/25 | Rod Boshart
    Chinese buy $5.3 billion in Iowa soybeans • By Rod Boshart DES MOINES | Representatives of the soybean industry and Chinese trading partners signed contracts Thursday valued at $5.3 billion. Leaders of a large commercial delegation from China and officials from the Iowa Soybean Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council were on hand for an official signing ceremony involving more than a dozen contracts to purchase soy products equaling 13.8 million metric tons in the 12-month marketing year running through Aug. 31, according to information provided by Gov. Terry Branstad office. According to the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa farmers...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Scott Walker, The GOP And The Fool’s Gold In Iowa

    09/24/2015 6:43:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I liked Scott Walker, I really did. I still do. His record of accomplishment as governor of Wisconsin is unrivaled, both by his fellow governors and by its success. That being said, he was a horrible presidential candidate. Still, Walker dropping out of the race so early came as a shock to the political world. He’d been the frontrunner most of the spring and summer. But once he started to slide, as all early frontrunners do, he seemed lost as to how to stop it. The Walker campaign had a lot of problems, and every one of them was self-inflicted....
  • The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment

    09/22/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Heff Po ^ | 9/22/15 | Arianna Huffington
    ... moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, or illegitimacy (depending on your perspective), even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie Couric interview in 2008 -- the hockey-mom-has-no-clothes revealing from which she, and the McCain campaign, never recovered. In Donald Trump's candidacy -- which The Huffington Post is appropriately covering in our Entertainment section -- the equivalent moment might have just happened. It was not the moment in the second Republican debate when Carly Fiorina carved him...
  • Jeb Bush Viewed As The Most Unfavorable Candidate In Iowa

    09/22/2015 3:32:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/22/15 | Alex Pfeiffer
    An Iowa poll released Tuesday by Public Policy polling has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remaining in the lead in their respective parties and Jeb Bush as the Republican candidate viewed most unfavorable by Republican voters. This poll shows a sharp decline for Bush in the Hawkeye state, just a month ago in August PPP had him polling at 11 percent, now he is at 6, his real issue though is with favorablity.
  • Trump grows Iowa lead as 69 % of the state's Repubs agree Obama is 'waging a war on Christianity'

    09/22/2015 1:41:20 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2015 | By David Martosko
    Trump grows Iowa lead as 69 per cent of the state's Republicans agree with his claim Obama is 'waging a war on Christianity' – but 3 in 10 also think Islam should be OUTLAWED Survey of Iowa Republicans found Donald Trump leads the field with 24 per cent, followed by Ben Carson at 17 and Carly FIorina at 13 Trump has picked up five points since the first debate in Cleveland; Everyone else in the GOP Iowa Caucus race is mired in single digits Trump's staying power might be rooted in the state's deep religious roots, with 54 per cent...
  • Trump Continues To Lead in Iowa; Clinton in Good Shape

    09/22/2015 12:31:36 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 22 replies
    PPP ^ | 9/22/15 | Tom Jansen
    PPP's new Iowa poll finds Donald Trum p continuing to lead in the state with 24% to 17% for Ben Carson, and 13% for Ca rly Fiorina. In single digits but getting decent levels of support are Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio at 8%, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee at 6%, the now departed Scott Wa lker at 5%, and Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul at 4%. Rounding out the field ar e John Kasich at 2%, Chris Christie and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore, and George Pataki all at less than 1%.
  • The Return of Term Limits

    09/21/2015 3:53:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Gallup poll released last Friday found that a full 75 percent of Americans believe that corruption in government is widespread. That’s up by nine percentage points since 2009, when only 66 percent felt that way. So it’s no surprise that a populist revolt is in full swing. Bernie Sanders, a socialist who rails against government ties with Wall Street, is leading front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Three Republicans who have never held office — Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson — are way ahead of veteran GOP governors and senators in the race for the...
  • Trump’s advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love

    09/20/2015 5:11:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | 09/20/2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    "You represent so much. You represent the future. You represent something very important," he said. URBANDALE, Iowa | Donald Trump’s advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate is also encouraging the teens to follow their hearts and do something they love, even if it means making less money. “You represent so much. You represent the future. You represent something very important,” he said. Trump offered his views Saturday night in the parking lot of Urbandale High School as he...
  • Trump's advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love (Urbandale, Iowa)

    09/20/2015 4:16:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes. The billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate is also encouraging the teens to follow their hearts and do something they love, even if it means making less money. "You represent so much. You represent the future. You represent something very important," he said. Trump offered his views Saturday night in the parking lot of Urbandale High School as he addressed a group of students dressed in sparkly mini dresses and suspenders and bowties ahead of their fall...
  • Sur-Prise, Sur-Prise, Sur-Prise: High School Students Respond To Hearing Homecoming Guest [Trump]

    09/18/2015 11:19:36 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/18/15 | Sundance
    The students at Urbandale High School (IA) were given a surprise notification today in celebration of their homecoming week. A presidential candidate is coming to see them. Watch the reaction:
  • Sidewire launches News Analysis Platform

    09/18/2015 11:14:38 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 9/18/2015 | Craig Robinson
    Noise. In a presidential campaign there is always a lot of noise, but it is especially noisy when there are more than a dozen candidates vying for attention. Social media sites certainly help keep tabs on what every candidate is up to, but sites like Twitter and Facebook also contribute to noise level. If there is anything missing in modern politics, it is civil political discourse. Fortunately, there is a new option for those of us large consumers of news who could do without all the noise and instead participate in a more thoughtful discussion about the news of the...
  • Student reaction to Donald Trump coming to Urbandale High School [Video]

    09/18/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/15 | Ryan Keller
    Students react to the announcement of Donald Trump coming to Urbandale High School, Urbandale, IA.
  • Trump Iowa chair on anti-Muslim questions (video - she handles herself very well)

    09/18/2015 6:16:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    Video Link
  • Donald Trump to speak at Urbandale H.S. homecoming (Des Moines, Iowa - Link Only)

    09/17/2015 12:14:31 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Link to Article
  • New York Officials Think Common Core Name Change Will Totally Fool Everybody

    09/17/2015 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2015 | Eric Owens
    The state of New York looks to be the next state with plans to re-brand the Common Core by calling it something else but otherwise making virtually no substantive curriculum changes. New York Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch announced in a public radio interview on Tuesday that education bureaucrats are “toying with” the possibility of a new statewide name for the perpetually unpopular Common Core State Standards Initiative... There is so much politicization about those words — ‘Common Core,'” Tisch said in the interview. “So we can call them the Empire State Standards, or New York’s Higher Standards. The...
  • Cruz for President Runs “Blessing” Ad During Previews of Blockbuster Film “War Room”

    09/16/2015 6:54:26 AM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies ^ | 09/15/15
    Runs Ad in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Movie TheatersHOUSTON, Texas – Cruz for President maintains its unique, break-the-rules campaign style in its most recent ad buy, running movie theater advertisements during previews of the blockbuster film, War Room, in early primary states. The ad trailer features the campaign’s “Blessing” ad, which earlier ran in early primary states and nationally on Fox News Channel over the 2015 Easter Weekend.The 30-second ad includes several moments from Cruz’s announcement speech at Liberty University, and conveys the story of how the transformative love of Jesus Christ reunited a son with his father. It...
  • Iowa Scraps Waiver For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    09/15/2015 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 14, 2015 | By Jonathan Ingram and Josh Archambault
    Iowa’s experience with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion has been turbulent. In 2014, state officials agreed to expand Medicaid, despite the fact that the Obama administration denied virtually all of their requests for flexibility. Iowa’s expansion was loosely modeled after Arkansas’ Obamacare expansion. Under Iowa’s “Marketplace Choice” waiver, able-bodied adults above the poverty line would receive Medicaid benefits through Obamacare exchange plans. The program has seen double-digit premium hikes, one carrier becoming insolvent, both carriers eventually leaving the program, skyrocketing enrollment, cost overruns, and changes that make Medicaid enrollees less accountable. With that unfolding, it’s no wonder state officials announced in July...
  • Conservatives demand GOP field pledge no more moderate judges

    09/14/2015 3:32:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    In advance of Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, conservatives are mounting a campaign to get the candidates to pledge that if elected they won't nominate moderate Supreme Court judges like Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices David Souter and Anthony Kennedy. "No More Roberts, Souters or Kennedys" is the rallying cry of the effort from the Judicial Crisis Network, led by Carrie Severino, a former clerk to Republican Justice Clarence Thomas. Souter retired in 2009. The group on Monday is launching the first part of a campaign to get the GOP candidates to pledge they will name strictly Constitutional conservatives. The...
  • Poll: Sanders surges to 10-point Iowa lead

    09/14/2015 3:44:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is up by double-digits on former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a poll released by CBS News on Sunday.The senator is drawing 43 percent support in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus, besting Clinton by 10 points.Sanders is also drawing 52 percent support in New Hampshire, almost doubling Clinton, who sits at 30 percent support in the Granite State.Clinton, however, doubles-up Sanders in South Carolina, drawing 46 percent compared to the senator’s 23 percent.Vice President Biden, who is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, places third in all three...
  • Scott Walker Cancels Stops to Focus on Iowa and South Carolina

    09/13/2015 6:13:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 12, 2015 | Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is refocusing his Republican presidential campaign on Iowa and South Carolina, where his early popularity in opinion polls has crumbled with the ascent of Donald J. Trump, and he has taken the unusual step of canceling major speeches in Michigan and California this coming week to spend time in those two crucial states.
  • Battleground Tracker: Trump leads GOP field in IA, NH, SC (IA Trump +4, NH Trump +28, SC Trump +15)

    09/13/2015 8:33:20 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 48 replies
    Showing no signs of a slowdown heading into the fall, Donald Trump leads the Republican Presidential field in each of the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Trump's lead in New Hampshire is especially large and he's up double-digits in South Carolina. In Iowa, it's become a two-man field for the moment, as Dr. Ben Carson is closer to Trump than anyone in any state, and together the two political newcomers have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack.
  • Donald Trump Gets Rock Star Greeting in Iowa (NYTimes--it must be killing them)

    09/13/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | TRIP GABRIEL
    It probably made sense on paper: invite presidential candidates to visit the Iowa Republican Party’s tent in the parking lot before the big Iowa vs. Iowa State football game on Saturday. What planners did not anticipate was the portable mob scene that characterizes the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. Arriving more than an hour late, Mr. Trump offered a speech of less than a minute on the state party’s stage. But that was beside the point, as star-struck supporters greeted him like a stadium rocker during a sprawling tailgate party before kickoff. “Donald, you rock!” a young man shouted as...
  • Donald Trump Works a Football Crowd in Iowa, Hints at New 'Nice' Playbook

    09/13/2015 3:46:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2015
    With still months to go before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump hopped in a golf cart here at Iowa State University and took a victory lap. Hundreds of rowdy football fans swarmed the businessman-turned-presidential candidate Saturday as he zipped around the football stadium -- each extending a hand, hoping for a high-five, and maybe a selfie. "Go get 'em Donald!" one man shouted as Trump worked the tailgating crowd before the day's Iowa-Iowa State game. "I love you!" a woman cried out, rushing in for a picture. All the while, The Donald marveled, urging this reporter to take note of...
  • Trump packs ’em into tailgate party

    09/12/2015 5:37:52 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | Erin Murphy
    Football brought them to the stadium. Donald Trump brought them to the tailgate party. And after a long wait in a bright, late summer sun, those who stuck around for a chance to see Trump were rewarded. Trump was one of four Republican presidential candidates who popped in on a GOP tailgate party at the Iowa vs. Iowa State college football game on Saturday afternoon. The event was put on by the Republican Party of Iowa and a few central Iowa county party organizations. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker also joined the tailgate party with dozens of Cyclone...
  • Iowa tailgate: cold beer and cornhole at Trump stakeout in the parking lot

    09/12/2015 5:41:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 12 September 2015 20.24 EDT
    At the tailgate outside Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday afternoon, hundreds of football fans gathered around a tent hosted by the Republican party of Iowa, hoping to see Donald Trump. They shouted for hours, tussled with protesters and then cried “Trump, Trump, Trump” when they saw a helicopter they thought he might be on. The mostly male crowd gripped beers, constantly asking when the real estate mogul and Republican frontrunner would appear. But they didn’t seem bothered by the fact he was running late. One college-aged girl said: “Donald Trump is just like Hilary Duff [actor and singer...
  • Latest Iowa Poll Devastating For Scott Walker – Cancels California GOP Trip…

    09/12/2015 3:20:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 181 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-2015 | sundance
    Latest Iowa Poll Devastating For Scott Walker – Cancels California GOP Trip… Posted on September 12, 2015 by sundance Iowa is essentially irrelevant for the GOPe candidate and never part of any plan for Jeb Bush. The same was true in ’11/’12 for Romney who basically ignored the state rather than spend all the necessary schmooze time. (Santorum won in ’12) In recent elections Iowa has not been favorable for the establishment teams.( Poll Data Link ) But for Scott Walker, Iowa is a regional necessity if he is to remain a viable candidate. Thus the latest Iowa poll displays...
  • Trump Is Most Loved - And Unloved - In Iowa Gop Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; [tr]

    09/11/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | September 11, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University showing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 18 percent, with Trump and Carson at 10 percent each. Today, Walker is at 3 percent, way behind in the pack. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has 6 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 5 percent each...
  • Top radio host vows to quit job if Trump wins Iowa’s evangelicals

    09/11/2015 7:11:32 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2015 | By Bradford Richardson
    Influential radio show host Steve Deace says he will quit his job if Donald Trump carries the evangelical vote in the Iowa Caucus. "If Donald Trump gets 32% of the evangelical vote in Iowa on Feb. 1 I will quit my job," Deace tweeted on Thursday, responding to someone who referenced a poll. "Not happening." Deace, a prominent Iowan conservative, has previously endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the GOP primary. “In my view, he’s what we’ve been waiting for,” Deace said. “He’s an end to the false choice between principles and electability.” A Monmouth University poll released Aug. 31...
  • Trump Surges, Clinton Losing to Sanders in Iowa: Polls

    09/10/2015 9:41:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Billionaire Donald Trump has extended his lead over the Republican presidential field, while Democratic overall frontrunner Hillary Clinton now trails underdog Bernie Sanders in the key early voting state of Iowa, polls showed. The results reinforce a steady trend in the 2016 race: with five months to go before the first primaries, political outsiders -- fueled by public anger and impatience with Washington -- are rising up against the race's establishment figures. That anti-establishment sentiment appears to be hurting Clinton, sitting governors and senators, and dynastic candidate Jeb Bush.
  • Washington Post: It might be time for Hillary Clinton to start panicking

    The latest piece of bad news for Hillary Rodham Clinton came in the form of a Quinnipiac poll out of Iowa on Thursday morning: Bernie Sanders, 41 percent and Clinton, 40 percent. Clinton, a presidential candidate, has dropped 11 points in two months in the state and now one in three self-identified Democrats say she is not honest or trustworthy. The poll numbers come just days after NBC and Marist College released twin surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire that also spelled trouble for Clinton. She led Sanders in Iowa 38 percent to 27 percent — less than half her...
  • Bernie Sanders takes the lead over Hillary Clinton in (Quinnipiac) Iowa poll

    09/10/2015 8:33:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | September 10, 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has taken the lead from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for the first time in a poll in the crucial early voting state of Iowa, as the self-declared socialist Democrat continues to tighten the race with the party establishment favorite. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that 41% of likely Democratic primary voters in Iowa said they would vote for Sanders, while 40% said they would vote for the former secretary of state. Though Sanders’ edge is within the margin of error of 3.4 percentage points, Clinton led Sanders by double digits in...
  • Cruz Campaign Adds Dozens to Iowa Leadership Team; Announces First Round of “99 Iowa Pastors”...

    09/09/2015 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 09/09/15
    Cruz Campaign Adds Dozens to Iowa Leadership Team; Announces First Round of “99 Iowa Pastors” Initiative HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President Campaign announced dozens of additions to Sen. Cruz’s Iowa leadership team and county chairs coalition – comprised of Iowa activists and influencers who are taking an active role in the campaign. The release also includes the first round of pastors joining the “99 Iowa Pastors” initiative to support Ted Cruz for President.“The strength of our Iowa team is not just represented by growing numbers, but also by the broad base they represent and reach as they...