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Likely Republican caucusgoers sent a strong message to GOP presidential candidates in an Iowa AARP survey released Thursday, showing they’re strongly opposed to cuts to Social Security and Medicare and would much rather reduce military spending to address the federal deficit.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says Michigan’s economic woes are rooted in socialist policies, and she blames labor unions, taxes and regulations for the tough economic climate in the state.
Team Perry is spinning Wednesday night’s debate gaff as a folksy human flub, recalling episodes of high-profile mental drifting by Presidents Obama, Reagan and Ford. Staffers send out a fundraising email, asking supporters what part of the federal government they would cut.
GOP presidential candidate and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s rise in the polls may have more to do with the process of elimination than anything else, political observers in the Hawkeye State say.
The victory of Democrat Liz Mathis in an Iowa Senate District 18 special election revealed a number of things in advance of the 2012 general election, political experts say: Democrats can win tight elections, political organizations are willing to spend heavily on legislative seats and name recognition is crucial in short races.
A super-PAC backing GOP presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has begun buying ads in the Des Moines TV market, while Perry himself is continuing a media blitz in the Hawkeye State that began in late October.