Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Kentucky sentator spoke to a conservative Christian group in Iowa, where supporters of his father, Ron Paul, have taken over leadership in the state Republican Party. The younger Paul spoke in Waukee about his journey as a Christian.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Editor's Note: As the year winds down, Waukee Patch is looking back at some of the stories that made you talk, cry, laugh or just scratch your head.This story, by Anne Carothers-Kay, originally ran on May 11, 2012. ________ Rand Paul, Kentucky senator, Tea Party leader and possibly heir to his father Ron's libertarian movement, told about 300 conservative Iowa Christians that America needs to recover and find its moral bearings. "There is a sickness out there that needs more than political leadership. It needs spiritual leadership," he said. "In that cause, I'll do the best that I can." As the keynote speaker for the spring fundraiser for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, an influential group in Iowa Republican Party politics, Paul …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Kentucky sentator spoke to a conservative Christian group in Iowa, where supporters of his father, Ron Paul, have taken over leadership in the state Republican Party. The younger Paul spoke in Waukee Friday about his journey as a Christian.
Rand Paul, Kentucky senator, Tea Party leader and possibly heir to his father Ron's libertarian movement, told about 300 conservative Iowa Christians that America needs to recover and find its moral bearings. "There is a sickness out there that needs more than political leadership. It needs spiritual leadership," he said. "In that cause, I'll do the best that I can." As the keynote speaker for the spring fundraiser for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, an influential group in Iowa Republican Party politics, Paul gave the least political speech of the night. He followed speeches by Iowa politicians Sen. Chuck Grassley, Rep. Tom Latham and Rep. Steve King. Ralph Reed, the founder and chairman of the national Faith and Freedom Coalition, …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The voter base that gave Huckabee an Iowa victory in 2008 is considering whether electability trumps values.
In the past, Newt Gingrich was not always the most pro-life of politicians. He has stated he wouldn't ban abortion in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk, and he has also supported providing federal money for embryonic stem cell research. And even without the abortion question, Gingrich is not your typical family-man candidate for evangelicals, with his history of mulitple marriages and affairs. What means more to you, values or electability? Tell us in the comments section below. But Gingrich has been reaching out to the Christian right. He attended a Family Values forum and remains in play as one of four viable candidates being considered for enorsement by The Family Leader, a prominent Iowa Christian group…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Six GOP candidates are in Des Moines today to court the votes of Iowa Christian conservatives, a group that gave Mike Huckabee a win in the caucuses four years ago. Mitt Romney is skipping tonight's event.
- Deb Belt
Saturday, October 22, 2011
About a thousand Iowa Christian conservatives are expected to attend tonight's Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition fall banquet in Des Moines, where they will hear from six of the GOP presidential candidates. Come back to Patch at 6:30 tonight to catch the live blog of all the speakers. Scheduled to attend are: Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Skipping Iowa is Mitt Romney. Walk-in registrations will be accepted; cost is $55. If you don't want to pay to listen to the speeches, you can watch them from home live on C-SPAN from 6 to 9 p.m. Candidates will each be asked two questions by the Faith and Freedom Coalition and two questions from the Iowa Energy Forum, an oil industry trade group. …
Friday, October 21, 2011
News of disarray in the Bachmann campaign in New Hampshire fuels speculation she's pinning her hopes for the nomination on Iowa.
Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign dismissed reports Friday afternoon from New Hampshire that all five members of her staff there jumped ship, even though that state's campaign director told the Manchester Union Leader he quit last week. “It’s gossip and a waste of time,” said Eric Woolson, a spokesman for Bachmann’s Iowa campaign. Woolson said he has fielded about 25 interviews from the media after reports of a mass defection by Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign staff, apparently stemming from a heavy focus of campaign efforts in Iowa and its lead-off caucuses on Jan. 3. Bachmann's national campaign manager, Keith Nahigian, said in a statement that the campaign has not been notified that anyone is leaving the campaign in New Hampshire. He …
Six Republican presidential candidates will speak at 6 p.m. at the Faith and Freedom Forum Saturday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. You can read a summary of their responses live on a Patch.com LiveBlog and then read an article about the event Sunday
Presidential candidates Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum are participating in the Iowa Faith and Freedom Forum Saturday evening at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a socially-conservative, nonprofit group that promotes morality and Christian principles in government. The coalition's events typically are well attended by conservative Iowans and last spring, Cain, Gingrich, Santorum, Buddy Roemer and Tim Pawlenty spoke at the group's banquet.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Republican Michele Bachmann will speak at Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event Saturday.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann brings her campaign for president back to Iowa this weekend, holding a pair town hall meetings before her appearance at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s forum Saturday in the Bill Knapp Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The event starts at 6 p.m., but the time of Bachmann’s address to the coalition hasn’t been scheduled. Saturday town hall meetings are scheduled for noon at the Madison County Dessert Factory, 57 East Jefferson St., Winterset; and at 2 p.m. at the restored train depot at 116 W. Adams St., Creston. At 11 a.m. Sunday, Bachmann will also address the congregation of the Calvary Bible Church, 2225 N. Main St., Osceola.