Braley to push tax changes to help Iowa manufacturing

CEDAR RAPIDS — Heading into the final two weeks of the campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Bruce Braley is calling for federal tax changes that could help rebuild Iowa’s manufacturing base.

Iowa lost more than 400,000 j [...]

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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 Congressional Campaign Committee is devoting $420,000 to new television ads in the Cedar Rapids market, [...]

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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 Braley’s name when she campaigned for him last week in Des Moines. She called him “Bruce [...]

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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 provides the winning advantage for Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley.

“This is probably goi [...]

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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 quality-of-life initiative and his challenger urging voters to consider a change of state leadership [...]

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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 National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it’s buying $1.3 million in telev [...]

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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 since mid-July in his bid to win an unprecedented sixth term as Iowa’s governor and help his pol [...]

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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 advertising.

Democrat Brad Anderson’s campaign isn’t conceding his videos are ads, but a s [...]

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State Senate District 33 focus on education issues

CEDAR RAPIDS — For Harry Foster of Cedar Rapids, having a contested race for the state’s Senate District 33 is important for those who want to participate on Nov. 4.

State Senate District 33 includes the area of Cedar Rapids e [...]

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Warren: Don’t let the billionaires decide Iowa’s next senator

IOWA CITY — Sixteen days away from the midterm election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told Iowa voters they need to vote and “fight back” against policies that favor America’s wealthy and do not focus on strengthenin [...]

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National GOP leader rallies Iowa volunteers

URBANDALE — The co-leader of the Republican National Committee traveled to Iowa’s political trenches Friday to thank the foot soldiers working to deliver a GOP November election victory — an effort she believes is being aided [...]

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Braley plans three campaign stops, debuts new ad

DES MOINES — Bruce Braley’s campaign schedule on the first day after Iowa’s U.S. Senate candidates’ final debate includes three events and the debut of a new campaign ad.

Braley, a Democratic U.S. House member fro [...]

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Braley, Ernst disagree on ad spending in final debate

SIOUX CITY — U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley in a debate last night said they don’t like the slew of negative campaign ads being broadcast this election cycle but disagreed on whether changes must be pursued.

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Slim majority of Iowans support higher minimum wage

CEDAR RAPIDS — A slim majority of Iowans favors raising the minimum wage, a position that could hurt Republicans in general and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst and, according to a poll released this morning.

Public Policy Polling [...]

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Iowa City diner’s popularity as political venue grew out of marketing ploy

IOWA CITY — Combine one part Norman Rockwell, one part family diner, one part neighborhood coffee shop and one part greasy spoon — in the best sense of the term — and you have Hamburg Inn No. 2.

Mix liberally with politi [...]

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