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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:34
Ron Paul Hits the Campaign Trail in Iowa;  November 4th visit includes media, company,town hall meeting and Republican Party fundraiser
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will visit the Hawkeye State again for a series of events and appearances.  The visit will encompass four stops and is set to occur on Friday, November 4th.

Dr. Paul will first appear live with host Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio.  He will then hold an employee town hall meeting with workers at Nationwide/Allied Insurance, a company that employs 4,500 people in the Des Moines area and offers them the opportunity to interact with presidential candidates. 

Next, Dr. Paul will appear live on KCCI (TV) television.  He will then tape a 20-minute segment on AARP issues.  The AARP interview will be conducted by local television personality Dave Price, and includes questions on jobs, the economy, retirement security, Social Security, and Medicare.

The final event of the day is the Republican Party of Iowa’s statewide autumn fundraiser, the annual Reagan Dinner, where Dr. Paul will speak and greet party faithful.

The first four events are closed to the public, and the fifth is a ticket-only fundraiser. 

Event details are as follows.  All times Central.

Friday, November 4, 2011

9:05 a.m.
Appears live w/ Jan Mickelson
WHO Radio

3:45 p.m.*
Holds employee town hall meeting
Nationwide/Allied Insurance
1200 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50391

5:00 p.m.
Appears live on KCCI (CBS) TV

5:30 p.m.
Tapes 20-minute segment
AARP's Video Voters' Guide
2205 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

7:00 p.m.*
Speaks and greets GOP faithful
Republican Party of Iowa Reagan Dinner
Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

*Media are invited to cover the Nationwide/Allied event upon Dr. Paul’s arrival and as he exits, but the town hall meeting itself is closed to media.  Media are encouraged to attend and cover the Reagan Dinner.

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Ron Paul Campaign Issues Statement on Federal Debt News - U.S. debt surpasses Gross Domestic Product
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Today, Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate released the following statement regarding the news that the federal debt now exceeds the Gross Domestic Product of the United States.
“For far too long, Congress and Presidents have played budgetary tricks on the American people by pretending we could trim around the edges and still afford endless expenditures on entitlements and foreign interventions.   Ron Paul's ‘Plan to Restore America’ confronts our debt crisis head-on by cutting $1 trillion in his first year and delivering a fully balanced budget by his third year.
“We can no longer afford politicians who play games with America's future.  As President, Ron Paul will treat the American people with the respect they deserve by being honest about our nation's situation and implementing fundamental reforms to return America to prosperity.”
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Ron Paul to Again Visit Iowa to Meet Manufacturers and Voters, NAM speech, retail stop and town hall meeting round out one-day trip
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will again visit Iowa.  This latest visit will occur on Tuesday, November 1st.

The visit takes place three short days after his October 29th scheduled trip to Des Moines for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), and his Carroll Town Hall Meeting in West Central Iowa.

On November 1st, Ron Paul will visit with members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in south east Iowa.  U.S. loss of manufacturing dramatically affects unemployment in America and has contributed to stubborn joblessness.  Congressman Paul, in remarks reflecting the proper role of government, will share his long-term vision for how to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness.

Following the visit with NAM members, Dr. Paul will greet voters at Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa and hold a town hall meeting in Ottumwa.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10:00 a.m.
Speech
National Association of Manufactures (NAM)
Forum on Manufacturing
Vermeer Global Pavilion
2110 E. Vermeer Road
Pella, Iowa 50219

12:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet
Smokey Row Coffee House
109 S. Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

2:00 p.m.
Ottumwa Town Hall Meeting
Bridge View Center
102 Church Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Ron Paul Easily Defeats Republican Primary Competitors in Iowa Straw Poll
Garners 82 percent of total in NFRA’s Iowa-only tally of GOP activists; also wins open-voter tally
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Earlier today Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul defeated his GOP competitors, winning 82 percent of the vote in a poll of Iowa GOP activists.  Dr. Paul’s nearest competitor was pizza baron Herman Cain, who garnered an unimpressive 14.7 percent of the vote.

The poll of Iowa voters took place in Des Moines as part of the National Federation of Republic Assemblies Presidential Preference Convention and Straw Poll.  The victory among Iowa voters demonstrates that Dr. Paul has substantial support among Republican Party activists in the Hawkeye State. 

“In Iowa, Ron Paul continues to engage and inspire concerned voters at town hall meetings and in other settings.  This contest, however, shows that Dr. Paul and his campaign have tremendous organization strength.  Iowa voters are ready for when the opportunity to vote for Ron Paul arises, and today they have done just that quite decisively,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

In addition to winning the Iowa-only tally conducted at the NFRA convention, Dr. Paul won the open-voter tally which was not restricted to voters from Iowa.  The open-voter results had Dr. Paul winning by 26 percent, followed by Cain at 25 percent, Perry and Santorum tied at 16 percent, and others with low double- and single-digit percentages.

Below find the straw poll results for the Iowa-only contest:

Ron Paul 82%.
Herman Cain 14.7%
Rick Santorum 1%
Newt Gingrich 0.9%
Michele Bachmann 0.5%
Rick Perry 0.5%
Gary Johnson 0.2%
Mitt Romney 0%
Jon Huntsman 0%
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Herman Cain on Top in Fox News Poll PDF Print E-mail
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Written by J D Gordon   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:55
This week’s Fox News national poll confirms presidential candidate Herman Cain’s staying power with 24 percent of Republican primary voters choosing him as their first choice for the nomination.  Cain’s momentum in the polls has quadrupled since late August with a jump of 18 percentage points.

"Herman Cain's solutions and ideas are not just for one segment of America but for the benefit of all Americans.  Herman's message of inclusion and his straight forward problem solving approach are attracting many supporters," said Mark Block, Chief Operating Officer for Friends of Herman Cain. 

The Fox News poll is the second major national poll to be released since last week’s CNN debate showing Cain’s lead of the Republican field.

2012 Republican Nomination for President
among Republican primary voters

Now

27-Sep-11

31-Aug-11

Herman Cain

24%

17%

6%

Mitt Romney

20

23

22

Newt Gingrich

12

11

3

Rick Perry

10

19

29

Ron Paul

9

6

8

Rick Santorum

3

3

4

Michele Bachmann

3

3

8

Jon Huntsman

-

4

1

Source: Fox New Poll

 
News from the Ron Paul Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:43
In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul Offers Relief for Small Business; Allows grace period for regulatory compliance
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – This week, 2012 Republican Presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill on the House Floor that would alleviate the onerous regulations the federal government imposes on small businesses, which are the backbone of the U.S. economy.

H.R. 3267, the Protect Small Business Jobs Act of 2011, would grant small businesses a six-month grace period to comply with federal regulations.

Speaking about the bill on the House floor, Congressman Paul said:

“At a time of continuing high unemployment and stagnant growth, doesn’t it make sense to give small businesses a reasonable time to comply with federal regulations rather than just hitting them with job-destroying fines and legal bills?

“I hope all my colleagues will stand up for small businesses and their current and potential employees by cosponsoring the Protect Small Business Jobs Act.”

The full text of H.R 3267 can be found here.

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Ron Paul on the Campaign Trail in Iowa Yet Again
November 4th visit includes media, company town hall meeting and Republican Party fundraiser
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will visit the Hawkeye State yet again for a series of events.  The visit will encompass four stops and is set to occur on Friday, November 4th.

Dr. Paul will first appear live in-studio with host Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio.  He will then tape a 20-minute segment on AARP issues.  The AARP interview will be conducted by local television personality Dave Price, and includes questions on jobs, the economy, retirement security, Social Security, and Medicare.

Dr. Paul will then hold an employee town hall meeting with workers at Nationwide/Allied Insurance, a company that employs 4,500 people in the Des Moines area and offers them the opportunity to interact with presidential candidates.  The last event of the day is the Republican Party of Iowa’s statewide autumn fundraiser, the annual Reagan Dinner, where Dr. Paul will speak and greet party faithful.

The first three events are closed to the public, and the fourth is a ticket-only fundraiser. 

Event details are as follows.  All times Central.

Friday, November 4, 2011

10:00 a.m.
Appears live in-studio w/ Jan Mickelson
WHO Radio
2141 Grand Ave,
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

11:15 a.m.
Tapes 20-minute segment
AARP's Video Voters' Guide
2205 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

2:00 p.m.*
Holds employee town hall meeting
Nationwide/Allied Insurance
1100 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50391

7:00 p.m.*
Speaks and greets GOP faithful
Republican Party of Iowa Reagan Dinner
Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

*Media are invited to cover the Nationwide/Allied event upon Dr. Paul’s arrival and as he exits, but the town hall meeting itself is closed to media.  Media are encouraged to attend and cover the Reagan Dinner.

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In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul Polling Top Three in Key Early Voting States; Solid double-digit support in Iowa, New Hampshire,
and South Carolina
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – A CNN/Time poll released yesterday shows Congressman Paul polling third in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Dr. Paul, whose loyal base of support is unlikely to transfer to any of his GOP competitors, polled at a strong 12 percent in all three states.

“The steady, growing support Ron Paul earns in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina is a direct result of his winning message of Constitutionally-limited government, sound money, and a strong national defense,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

Full poll results can be found here.

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Ron Paul to Again Visit Iowa to Meet Manufacturers and Voters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Monday, 31 October 2011 13:40
NAM speech, retail stop and town hall meeting round out one-day trip
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will again visit Iowa.  This latest visit will occur on Tuesday, November 1st.

The visit takes place three short days after his October 29th scheduled trip to Des Moines for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), and his Carroll Town Hall Meeting in West Central Iowa.

On November 1st, Ron Paul will visit with members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in south east Iowa.  U.S. loss of manufacturing dramatically affects unemployment in America and has contributed to stubborn joblessness.  Congressman Paul, in remarks reflecting the proper role of government, will share his long-term vision for how to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness.

Following the visit with NAM members, Dr. Paul will greet voters at Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa and hold a town hall meeting in Ottumwa.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10:00 a.m.
Speech
National Association of Manufactures (NAM)
Forum on Manufacturing
Vermeer Global Pavilion
2110 E. Vermeer Road
Pella, Iowa 50219

12:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet
Smokey Row Coffee House
109 S. Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

2:00 p.m.
Ottumwa Town Hall Meeting
Bridge View Center
102 Church Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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We are the Independents - a.k.a. "Swing Voters" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Elliott   
Monday, 31 October 2011 13:39
From recent Quad-City Times commentary - 'Independents MIA in Iowa Q-C,' there seems to be some confusion as to what SuperLiberty is. Started in December 2008 as a local, non-partisan, Liberty alliance, we promote all groups who support liberty.

We favor no party over another. We are neither Republican nor Democrat, Right nor Left, Conservative nor Liberal. In fact the American two-party monopoly perpetuates a false issue-based division amongst the people and helps to prevent us from uniting under the common cause of personal Liberty.

Our group acts first and foremost to unite all local, state and national Liberty-minded groups on the local level where effective change can take place. We provide our website as a tool for any organizers who wish to keep in touch with their members in the Quad-City area. We have a start-up kit available to anyone who wishes to organize a similar alliance. Secondly, SuperLiberty acts as an educational and political force to mold our local governments into Liberty-protecting forces as they originally were intended and as the law requires.

I helped start the local tea party, but I am also an ACLU member and support the Occupy movement. It can seem confusing, since we don't identify ourselves by party, but rather by issues and principles.
We find the commonality of various factions in order to create positive change for the future of our society. We are opposed to legalized plunder of people's property which is where we come at odds with folks like Mayor Gluba (witness his Communist-inspired rant at the Occupy event: "We need to redistribute wealth" and "...if the private sector can't provide jobs, the public sector should.") When we helped defeat Davenport Promise, he called us "Cultist libertarian nutcases." video link we made is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyaWAari-U

Our core members also started Iowans for Accountability - the first Non-Party Politcal Organization in the history of Scott County. We promote the ideals of the Fully Informed Jury Association (seen us at the Courthouse?)

If you believe in personal Liberty - the ability to exercise your natural rights originating from our creator - join us at www.SuperLiberty.com/

For Liberty,
Michael D. Elliott
Davenport, IA

 
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