Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton campaigned on behalf of President Barack Obama in Waterloo on Wednesday in the waning days of the 2012 election season.
Former President Bill Clinton, campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama in Waterloo on Wednesday, spoke about Superstorm Sandy and remembered the Iowa flood of 1993. "There’s not a Democratic way or a Republican way to fight a flood, to rebuild a community," he said. Speaking to about 500 people at the Electric Park Ballroom, he said America was seeing Obama at his best as the president works alongside Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in response to Sandy's devastation on the East Coast. "That’s the way it ought to work when there’s not a flood," he said, to cheers from the enthusiastic crowd, which included Stephanie Kloberdanz and her 11-week-old daughter Brosie O'Banion. "I figured I'd start her off on the right track," …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign has canceled Tuesday's Des Moines appearance, according to two media outlets. The Romeny campaign website is billing the event as a rally with his wife, Ann Romney.
- Deb Belt
Monday, October 29, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is curtailing his campaign schedule -- including Tuesday's Des Moines event -- as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern seaboard, canceling planned appearances Monday night and all day Tuesday, according to KCCI.com and the Des Moines Register. The campaign website says Romney's wife, Ann, will be in Des Moines as planned. It calls the event a "victory rally with Ann Romney and the Republican team." Campaign officials say vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan will also scrap campaign rallies during the same time frame, KCCI reports. The decision was announced a short while after President Barack Obama canceled a planned rally in Florida to fly back to Washington, where aides said he …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Just one week before Election Day, Mitt and Ann Romney will hold a campaign rally Tuesday night in Des Moines. Tickets are available today at the Urbandale Romney office.
- Deb Belt
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, will hold a rally in Des Moines on Tuesday, just one week before Election Day, Romney’s campaign announced tonight. The event will be held at the Temple for the Performing Arts, 1100 Locust St. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with the rally starting at 6. For a ticket, go to the Romney website www.mittromney.com/states/iowa or stop by Romeny’s campaign office at 2775 86th St. in Urbandale. For more information, send an email to TeamIA@mittromney.com or call (515) 758-0492.
Early voting helped President Barack Obama in the 2008 election and Democrats are turning out in full force again this year.
Sure, you can avoid long waits and even longer lines at the polls by voting early in the 2012 presidential election, but is there really a benefit in voting early? President Barack Obama’s margin of victory relied to a great degree on early votes cast in such crucial states as Iowa, Florida, Colorado and North Carolina. If votes cast on Election Day decided the 2008 election, John McCain would have won in all four states. Could history repeat itself? According to a memo released Tuesday by Obama for America Iowa State Director Brad Anderson, Democratic voters are leading Iowa in early voting turnout by a margin of almost 55,000 ballots, an advantage bigger than it was at the same time in 2008. Meanwhile, Republicans claim Democrats are …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A day after Vice President Joe Biden was glad to be in Iowa, aka Ohio, Iowa's Republican U.S. Senator accidentally "endorses" President Obama.
Among the politicians standing Friday with Mitt Romney in Ames, were Rep. Steve King, who recently linked immigrants to dogs, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, who once called President Obama "stupid." As they each approached the microphone to speak to a couple of thousand people, who might regret their words first? The "winner" on this day, if only for a moment, was Grassley. “We will put America on a new path to a new day with a new President Obama,” Grassley intoned. Oops. Grassley caught himself. “A new president Obama?" he asked nobody in particular. "Pardon me I want to forget that word.” Things must be getting tiring on the campaign trail. On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called out Romney to Iowa voters. “I mean literally, ladies and …
Romney addressed a shivering crowd of thousands outside Kinzler Construction.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed thousands of people Friday outside Kinzler Construction in Ames, promising big changes, bipartisanship, and to create 12 million jobs if he is elected president. “We recognize this is a year with a big choice, and the American people want to see big changes. And together we can bring real change to this country,” Romney said. Photos: Romney Speaks at Kinzler in Ames Friday Romney, who is statistically tied in the polls with President Barack Obama, drew loud applause on several lines including when he discussed why the election matters to young Americans. “It matters to the college student, graduating this spring, with $10 to $20,000 in student debt, who now learns that she also will be paying …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The victory rally will be held at Executive 1 Aviation at the Ankeny Regional Airport.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is visiting Ankeny today to hold a victory rally for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Rubio will be joined by Romney's son, Craig Romney. The rally will be held at Executive 1 Aviation, 3737 S.E. Convenience Blvd. Rubio will travel to Iowa after visiting Waukesha, Wis., earlier in the day. Those who wish to attend should RSVP. Any questions can be directed to teamIA@mittromney.com.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday evening speaking at a Victory Rally at Landmark Aviation hours after President Obama spoke in Davenport.
Mitt Romney said Wednesday in Cedar Rapids that the presidential debates have propelled his campaign forward and diminished President Barack Obama's push for four more years. The former Massachusetts governor and GOP nominee for president was in Iowa the same day as President Barack Obama, though in different parts of the state and hours apart. The visits by both candidates -- and the brevity of them -- underscored how close the race is, with national polls showing them virtually tied. Obama spoke for less than 20 minutes in Davenport. Romney exited his plane flanked by Gov. Terry Branstad and Sen. Charles Grassley, gave his speech, shook some hands and hopped back on the plane. Speaking in an airport hanger with the aircraft branded "…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mitt Romney is coming back to Iowa to campaign in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday evening. He is scheduled to attend a Victory Rally at Landmark Aviation. President Obama has a stop in Davenport that morning.
Fresh off the final presidential debate, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to return to Iowa on Wednesday. By that point there will be just 12 days until Election Day. The former Massachusetts governor plans to attend a Victory Rally at Landmark Aviation in Cedar Rapids, his campaign announced. He is supposed to speak at 7 p.m. President Obama has a visit scheduled to Davenport on Wednesday morning. Romney pulled even with President Barack Obama in the polls following strong debate performances. We'll see what, if any, impact the final debate has on the race. Romney has a slight edge overall, although he and Obama are tied, within the margin of error. Obama has a slight lead in Iowa, although it is within the margin of …
President Obama and Mitt Romney meet for a final debate Monday at 8 p.m.
The 2012 presidential debates seem to be coming down to a two-out-of-three contest for Mitt Romney and President Obama, at least as far as Iowans are concerned. Iowans joined the rest of the country in agreeing that Romney won the first debate. Tuesday's debate ended with praise for Obama rebounding with a strong performance. So, it's time to look toward the third debate, which takes place Monday, Oct. 22. Topic: Foreign policy Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS) The format for the debate will be identical to the…