Iowa caucuses

iVoterGuide Has The Lowdown On Trump, Cruz And Rubio

Who is the real Ted Cruz?  Who is the real Donald Trump?  Who is the real Marco Rubio? To find critical facts necessary to answer questions about a candidate, many conservatives turn to   iVoterGuide has gathered all the facts about ALL of the candidates into one easy-to-use voter guide.

Hide the Women and Children: What A Vote For Donald Trump Really Means

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As the Iowa Caucuses approach it is important that cultural conservatives and faith-first voters recognize what a vote for Donald Trump actually means.

Will Donald Duck Debate With Cruz?

We here at CHQ might be the only media outlet that says “We don’t blame Trump” for skipping the Fox debate. But that doesn’t mean Donald Trump shouldn’t debate the other Republican candidates for President. That is why we strongly urge Trump to accept the challenge Senator Ted Cruz issued to him the minute it became known that Trump was skipping the Fox News Iowa debate.

Pro-life Leaders Urge Iowans to Support Anyone But Trump

A group of pro-life women leaders from Iowa as well as the heads of national pro-life organizations have released a devastating letter urging pro-life voters to support anyone but Donald Trump in the upcoming Republican primaries.

Why The Establishment Of Both Parties Prefers Trump Over Cruz

In what only the Left could consider an attack on Ted Cruz, Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich gives Cruz higher points than Trump on the issues that matter to most Republicans and inadvertently explains why the establishment of both political parties believes it can make a deal with Donald Trump, but not Ted Cruz.

Is Donald Trump Samson Or Delilah?

The notion of pulling the enemy’s temple down upon their heads is a seductive idea deeply embedded in our culture through the Biblical story of Samson, told in the Book of Judges. But is Donald Trump Samson or Delilah?

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Expect Cruz Or Trump To Be GOP Nominee

Conservatives expect an “outsider” candidate to win the Republican presidential nomination according to a poll by FedUp PAC.  With all GOP establishment candidate trailing outsiders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in recent polls, 76% say they expect one of the outsiders to get the GOP nomination.

Iowa GOP chair: Expect caucus night 'surprise'

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, predicted Monday that five candidates could be boosted by the caucuses in two weeks, citing the uniqueness of the 2016 race and the depth of the GOP field. The conventional wisdom is that there are usually just three tickets out of Iowa.

SPECIAL REPORT: Cruz and Trump dominate the lead-up to Iowa Caucuses

In this very unusual Republican primary election, the contest looks to be a fight to the end between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in Iowa. In a stark departure from past years, there doesn’t appear to be a significant establishment contender in the state.

Race for Iowa’s Evangelicals Is Wide Open

Brendan Bordelon, National Review

Social conservatives represent nearly 60 percent of GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, and have an outsize influence on who captures the first-in-the-nation contest. But unlike the last two cycles, when Evangelical favorites Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum were buoyed by their support, this time around, the competitive GOP field could split social conservatives among as many as half-a-dozen candidates. 

Steve Deace: Talks Big in Iowa

Emily Cadei,

Welcome to the next generation of conservative talk radio. he’s based in Des Moines, Iowa, which every four years becomes ground zero for presidential party politics. With his born-again Christian backstory and hard-line conservative stance on issues, Deace connects with the state’s most zealous conservative wing, giving him a “finger on the pulse” of that voting bloc, says D.C.-based consultant Barney Keller.

Can Jeb survive in Iowa?

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Iowa conservatives are skeptical of the likely candidate, given his support for immigration reform, his embrace of Common Core education standards and his friendliness with the GOP establishment. So Bush is planning a strategy to at least finish in the top three to show he can compete in a conservative state.

In 2016 GOP primary race, Scott Walker is eating Chris Christie's lunch

Paul Mulshine, The (New Jersey) Star Ledger

The first contest in the race for the 2016 nomination will be in Iowa. Of late, our Governor Christie has been flying there just about every week. But Scott Walker doesn't have to fly to Iowa. He can drive. It's only 90 miles away. So it's no surprise that Walker is leading the polls for the Iowa caucuses. Christie's way back in the pack.

Scott Walker’s surge — in two charts

Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Social media has kept the Scott Walker buzz going. While it dipped a little bit as the week wore on, it shot right back up again on Feb. 1, the day after Bloomberg and the Des Moines Register released a new Iowa caucuses poll with a surprise leader: Scott Walker.

Romney’s Iowa Strategist Jumps to Bush

Jonathan Martin, New York Times

David Kochel, a Republican strategist based in Iowa who worked on both of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns, is joining Jeb Bush’s political action committee as a senior strategist and is in line to serve as Mr. Bush’s national campaign manager.

Meet Scott Walker, Sleeper Candidate

Beth Reinhard, National Journal

The Wisconsin governor is a conservative from a blue state with Tea Party popularity on his side.