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GOP chairman pledges no ‘kumbaya’ for Florida 2012 delegates

By | 10.25.11 | 2:57 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The 2012 nomination calendar appears to have once again survived various states jockeying for position, but the drama isn’t quite over.

Florida moves primary to January, upsets primacy of Iowa and new Hampshire

By | 09.30.11 | 4:04 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

It’s a done deal. A special committee in Florida has decided that the state’s presidential primary will be held on Jan. 31, 2012 — a violation of the national nomination calendar and a sure bet that Iowans will caucus earlier than Feb. 6.

Officials from the four states sanctioned to More…

Early states join forces to protect 2012 nomination calendar

By | 09.12.11 | 3:55 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

House speakers from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have stepped forward in support of the current presidential nomination calendar, as well as to protect the traditional early starts of the process by their states.

Former Iowa GOP official will helm Perry’s campaign in the Hawkeye State

By | 08.26.11 | 3:42 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The presidential campaign for Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced members of its Iowa team Friday.

Leading the Hawkeye State effort as state director will be Matt Gronewald, a former deputy executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa and a long-time strategist for the GOP.

FRC promises to challenge LGBT groups at 2012 GOP national convention in Tampa

By | 08.25.11 | 11:17 am

Image by Matt MahurinAfter being tipped off by a recent Washington Blade article about GOP LGBT groups’ attempts to influence the Republican Party platform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says those groups should expect a fight.

Haley Barbour says he will not run for president in 2012

By | 04.25.11 | 5:33 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced Monday he will not seek the Republican nomination for president, keeping a promise to Iowa Republicans that he would have a decision by the end of April.

“I will not be a candidate for president next year,” Barbour said in a statement. “This More…

Colorado GOP chair takes more whacks at Sen. Harvey, focusing on finances

By | 03.21.11 | 2:28 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Colorado Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams apparently isn’t the only one attacking the financial acumen of state Sen. Ted Harvey, who aims to succeed him. Obscure court records documenting a $49,000 note that Harvey paid to J.P. Morgan Chase are being shopped to reporters by an operative with past ties More…

Anti-Saul Anuzis site surfaces

By | 01.10.11 | 4:09 pm

Via Liz Mair, a site opposed to the candidacy for Republican National Committee chair of former Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis has emerged, called

The site has no author, and it isn’t immediately clear who created it; however, a domain name lookup shows that the More…

It’s the fundraising, stupid: RNC candidates ‘debate’

By | 01.03.11 | 4:49 pm

Image by Matt MahurinThe debate held Monday among the candidates for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee was like an egg cream — the literal meaning isn’t the same as its contents. With one exception, current RNC Chairman Michael Steele and his challengers — former Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis, former More…

Collins ends RNC bid, as Steele’s path to victory closes

By | 01.03.11 | 10:53 am

With less than two weeks remaining before the Republican National Committee votes to select its next chair, the New Year’s holiday weekend saw a number of new developments in the race.

Gentry Collins, one of the first candidates to publicly challenge current chairman Michael Steele, has ended his campaign More…