Campaigns

Lindsey Graham advocates for Ernst in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Lindsey Graham has multiple reasons for wanting to see Joni Ernst elected to the U.S. Senate. Some, he concedes, are more selfis ... »

U.S. Senate candidate Ernst not meeting with Iowa newspapers’ editorial boards

DES MOINES — Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, canceled her meeting with the Des Moines Register ... »

Texas governor Perry campaigns for GOP candidates in Iowa

DES MOINES — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told fellow Republicans Thursday that Iowa is the “epicenter” for America’s future g ... »

Miller-Meeks: Time for Iowa to move past Mississippi, elect a woman to Congress

IOWA CITY — Mariannette Miller-Meeks is hoping 2014 is a breakout year.

Iowa is one of only four states — Vermont, Delaware and ... »

Ernst still leads in newest Quinnipiac poll, but Senate race too close to call

CEDAR RAPIDS — Still close.

Iowa’s U.S. Senate race appears to be going down to the wire, according to a Quinnipiac University ... »

Hillary Clinton to campaign for Braley in Iowa next week

Hillary Clinton will be campaigning in Iowa next week on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley.

Clinton, often mentioned as a potentia ... »

Braley to push tax changes to help Iowa manufacturing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A tour of a Cedar Rapids manufacturer provided the backdrop for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley to call for a national man ... »

Ernst campaign requests recount procedures of several counties

IOWA CITY — Two weeks before Iowa’s high-profile U.S. Senate election, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign may be planning for a r ... »

National Democratic group coming to aid of Loebsack, Murphy

DAVENPORT — Iowa’s 1st and 2nd congressional district races are fast becoming magnets for outside spending.

The Democratic Cong ... »

Michelle Obama to University of Iowa students: Step it up

IOWA CITY — This time, she got the name right.

First Lady Michelle Obama apologized for mispronouncing U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Bra ... »

Kaine calls for extra effort to secure Braley win

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s coming down to crunchtime, and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine hopes that his encouragement to Democratic volunteers prov ... »

Branstad, Hatch make voter appeals as Iowa governor race winds down

DES MOINES — Republican Terry Branstad and Democrat Jack Hatch hit the campaign trail Monday, with the incumbent GOP governor focusing on a ... »

National Republican group buying television ad time in Iowa congressional races

DAVENPORT — The political arm for House Republicans is making a play for Iowa’s 1st and 2nd congressional district seats.

The N ... »

Branstad spends nearly $4 million since July on re-election bid

By Rod Boshart, Gazette Des Moines Bureau

DES MOINES — Republican Terry Branstad spent nearly $4 million in campaign contributions sin ... »

GOP official: videos violated campaign laws

CEDAR RAPIDS — A candidate for Iowa secretary of state is adding a disclaimer to his YouTube videos that is required on political advertisin ... »