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Iowa State Balked At Pawlenty’s $25K Speaking Fee

It would’ve cost big bucks to get Tim Pawlenty to return to Ames, where his presidential campaign ended in 2011 after a poor finish at the Iowa Straw Poll.


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Iowa Straw Poll On The Outs With GOP Establishment

In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover.


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Despite Losing Staff, Bachmann Campaigns Hard In Iowa

Despite reports some top aides have left her campaign, Rep. Michele Bachmann hit Iowa hard Saturday, hosting a town hall meeting and taking part in a candidate forum.


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Good Question: Why Are Reporters Ignoring Ron Paul?

Before the Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, there was no media love for Ron Paul. After he nearly won the thing, there was still no love. Why are reporters ignoring Ron Paul’s presidential campaign?


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Pawlenty Pulls Plug On Presidential Bid; So What’s Next?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is out of the presidential race. After months of trying, and a disappointing showing in Iowa, Pawlenty pulled the plug Sunday morning.


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Bachmann, Perry Flocking To Same Event In Iowa

It might be a preview of the months ahead in the GOP presidential race.


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2012 GOP Race Jolted With Straw Poll, Perry Entry

Thousands of Iowa Republicans munched on barbecue and mingled with presidential hopefuls on a college campus where they began voting Saturday in the first test to see how the candidates trying to unseat President Barack Obama are faring with the GOP base.


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Iowa Test Could Make Or Break Pawlenty, Bachmann

Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, their presidential hopes on the line, made last-minute appeals Friday along with a slew of other Republican contenders ahead of a big weekend test in Iowa that could winnow the large field of GOP candidates. But the pack was expanding, too.


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Pawlenty Downplays Need To Win Iowa Straw Poll

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says he doesn’t have to win the upcoming Iowa straw poll to come out of that contest with momentum for his campaign.