Friday, January 4, 2013
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty asked for $25,000 to talk about the Iowa Caucus at Iowa State University.
Losing in the Iowa Straw Poll isn't all bad as some contenders for the Republican presidential nomination learned in 2012. Tim Pawlenty, a former Minnesota Governor who sought the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, now charges a speaking fee of $25,000, according to emails from Iowa State University's Harkin Institute of Public Policy, reported on in an Associated Press story. Emails released by ISU show that the Institute asked Pawlenty to speak about Iowa's first in the nation Caucus status but couldn't afford the fee plus expenses and dropped the idea after Pat Miller, Iowa State University lectures program coordinator objected to the payment, according to a report from the Associated Press. Pawlenty ended his bid for the White House in …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Pollster and political analyst Charlie Cook, speaking at Iowa State University today, predicted the Iowa caucuses would continue — but he questioned the future of the Iowa Straw Poll. This year, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich didn’t participate. Rick Perry
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A replay of the live blog updates from the Iowa Patch team at the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This is a transcript of the live blog from Hilton Coliseum in Ames, the site of the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll.
When voting in Ames ends today at 4 p.m., the real contest for the Republican presidential nomination begins. Throughout the day, you can watch the drama unfold on Patch through live blogs and video, stories and photos.
When the doors to the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll open at 9 a.m., Patch will be on the Iowa State University campus in Ames covering the action throughout the day and into the evening. Our reporters will launch a live blog at 8:30 a.m. and will capture what's going on inside the Hilton Coliseum and around the campus throughout the day with stories, pictures and live video. We'll also tweet the latest developments. You can join in on the fun and ask us questions about the event as it unfolds, and share your thoughts about the speeches, the spectacle and, ultimately, the votes. We hope you'll hang out with us; it should be quite an interesting and important day. Here are some scheduled events that you can look for: 9 a.m. - Straw Poll begins Noon…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Paul has a number of tents at the Iowa Straw Poll. Did he cover the most ground?
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas doesn't have the largest tent of all the GOP presidential candidates in Ames, but he seems to have a lot of Straw Poll space right in the middle of the site. A collection of Paul tents have been erected in the grassy field immediately south of the Scheman building. It took a crew two hours to set up his 60-foot by 120-foot tent. Paul's area also includes a stage, a green room tent and some smaller tents for vendors. But his 7,200-square-foot tent is not the largest. Check AmesPatch one more time or two, to see who has the biggest tent at the Iowa Straw Poll.