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Iowa Republicans

Doubts Emerge Surrounding Ted Cruz Event

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Less than one year into his U.S. Senate tenure, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has done his share of appearances on a national platform. Among the items o...

State GOP Staffer: I Was Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Kirsten Anderson served as communications director for the Iowa state Senate GOP caucus until Friday, when she was fired just hours after raising conc...

State GOP Struggles Against Disarray As Bitter Divisions Emerge In Senate Race

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — It was a day Iowa Republicans had long dreamed of when their Democratic nemesis, Tom Harkin, announced he was retiring from t...

Ron Paul Backers Could Be To Blame For GOP Hit

Patch | Deb Belt | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Financial support to the Republican Party of Iowa dropped in 2012, the Des Moines Register reports, and some influential Republicans lay the blame at ...

Republican Faces Shotgun, Disfigurement Allegations

Johnston Patch | Ashlee Kieler | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

No candidate likes to face a lawsuit heading into an election, and the allegations found in this court filing are doozies. A lawsuit filed against ...

Laura Bassett

GOP Targets Abortions for Low-Income Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Iowa have filed a petition demanding that the state immediately stop reimbursing low-income rape and incest victims for aborti...

John Celock

Iowa Democrats Walk Out In Protest Of GOP Gun Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives staged a walkout Wednesday morning in protest over what they say is a Republican attempt to de...

Iowa GOP Chairman To Resign After Caucus Mishap

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Republican officials say Matt Strawn will step down as chairman of Iowa's Republican Party, possibly as early as Tuesday....

GOP Battles Over Control Of Key State

West Des Moines Patch | Beth Dalbey | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

As the nation watches to see who Iowa Republicans advance Jan. 3 in the first-in-the-nation skirmish for presidential strength, another in a series of...

Despite Surge, Gingrich Faces Hurdles In Key Early State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich leads the 2012 pack in buzz but trails his rivals in just about every other c...

Santorum Questioned By Iowa Voters

Iowa City Patch | Stephen Schmidt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Christopher Patton, a Gary Johnson supporter, stopped Santorum as he approached his table and asked the candidate if he really felt he could "turn bac...

Iowa College Republican Chair Picks Gingrich As ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

The Chairwoman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans will caucus on January 3 in support of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Republican Candidate Wants Knockout Punch In Early State

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

MAULDIN, S.C. — Mitt Romney didn't win in South Carolina in 2008, but he's back in the state and looking to capitalize on his strong position at...

Romney Looks To Downplay Iowa

Johnston Patch | Todd Richissin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

To illustrate Mitt Romney’s Iowa strategy, some numbers are helpful: Counting today’s visit, he has made four visits to Iowa all year. That’s tw...

Top Republican Candidates Skip Iowa Forum

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILLIP ELLIOT | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

PELLA, Iowa — One by one, five Republican candidates for president took the stage Tuesday in the state that holds the first presidential contest...

The Role Of Megachurches In Iowa

Urbandale Patch | Ann Carothers-Kay | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

With no clear Republican presidential favorite among Iowa’s conservative Christians, candidates are running out of time and opportunities to win tha...

Iowans Give Holiday Campaign Tips To Republican Hopefuls

West Des Moines Patch | Beth Dalbey | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Iowans love retail politics and prize their influential role in choosing the next president, but they cherish and guard holiday family time more. So, ...

Evangelical Attacks Come Back To Iowa Voters

West Des Moines, IA Patch | Beth DalbeyEmail the Author | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Four years ago, as evangelical Christians flexed their political muscle during Iowa Caucus season, Republican voter Kathy Arzani winced at scripted re...

Iowa GOP Reacts to New Caucus Date

Ames Patch | Todd Richissin and B.A. Moreli | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Iowans are cringing at a possible January 3 caucus date, more than a month earlier than planned....

Iowa Republicans Upset Over Florida Move

Iowa City Patch | Stephen Schmidt | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Natalie Ginty, chairwoman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, summed up how many Iowa Republicans were feeling about Florida Friday....

John Celock

Florida's Primary Election Date Change Sparks Reactions From First Four States

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire has moved up the filing dates for its presidential primary as leaders in the four traditional early states react to Florida’s decision...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Rick Perry's Announcement Not A 'Diss To Iowa', Says Iowa GOP Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -– Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to announce his presidential run on...

Tyler Kingkade

What Bachmann's Iowa Roots Mean For 2012 Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced her candidacy for president in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa, she played up her connec...

Conservative Senator Denied Convention Spot For Not Being Right-Wing Enough

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now this is just sad. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who has long led the conservative forces of his state, has been denied his customary pos...

Click Here For HuffPost's Coverage Of The GOP Debate In Iowa

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HuffPost's coverage of the Republican debate in Iowa....