Candidates

Branstad leading Hatch by just 46 to 40 percent, Rasmussen poll shows

DES MOINES — The latest poll on Iowa’s gubernatorial race suggests the race is much closer than previous surveys have shown.

The conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports on Monday published the results of its poll, conducted last [...]

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Braley, Ernst focus on smaller events

DES MOINES — Iowa voters are getting a heaping helping of Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst on their television sets.

The high-stakes battle for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat has produced a litany of campaign advertisements, from [...]

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Branstad, Hatch trade charges in second debate

BURLINGTON — Accusations of mismanagement and impropriety flew between Republican Gov. Terry Brantad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch on Saturday night as the two exchanged blows during a debate over misused state tax credits, campaign [...]

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Outside interest groups buying the Iowa U.S. Senate election?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Outside interest groups have paid for about 80 percent of television advertising since the June primary in Iowa’s heated U.S. Senate race, mirroring a national trend in competitive elections.

Candidates Bruce Bra [...]

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More riding on debate for Hatch than Branstad

DES MOINES — Democratic challenger Jack Hatch needs a “breakout moment” or a breakdown by incumbent Republican Terry Branstad in Saturday evening’s face-to-face debate to tighten Iowa’s 2014 race for governor in [...]

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Hatch says he offers vision for Iowa, while Branstad ‘out of ideas’

DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jack Hatch told a business group Thursday he offers a vision to “light the fuse on an economic explosion,” while five-term GOP incumbent Terry Branstad sadly is “rebrandi [...]

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New poll: Branstad has 60-37 percent lead over challenger Hatch

CEDAR RAPIDS — Gov. Terry Branstad looks “unstoppable” in his bid for a sixth term, according to a poll released this morning.

Branstad’s lead over Democratic Des Moines state Sen. Jack Hatch has grown to 60 perce [...]

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New poll shows Ernst leading Braley by 6 percent in Iowa Senate race

Republican Joni Ernst leads Democrat Bruce Braley in the race for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Ernst led Braley, 50 percent to 44 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University Poll, which sur [...]

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Braley, Ernst release new TV ads

DES MOINES — Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst, the top candidates in Iowa's U.S. Senate race, released new campaign ads Monday.

Braley's ad touts his effort in 2011 to pass legislation designed to encourage businesses to hire people who h [...]

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Branstad willing to look at medical marijuana proposals

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he has not ruled out a proposal to grow and dispense marijuana for limited medical use, but he added any such arrangement would have to be under tight state regulation to prevent illegal purposes [...]

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Blum: Holding office is a calling, not a career

CEDAR RAPIDS — There are two reasons people run for public office, according to Republican U.S. House 1st District candidate Rod Blum.

There are those — like his opponent state Rep. Pat Murphy, he told the Cedar Rapids Downtown [...]

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Clintons push for Iowa Democrats in 2014

INDIANOLA — Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon rallying support for Iowa Democratic candidates, testing the 2016 presidential waters in the nation's kickoff nominating state, and [...]

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In accepting tributes, Harkin asks one more election favor

INDIANOLA — It was Sen. Tom Harkin's party, but he also was the guest of honor as speaker after speaker praised and thanked him for 40 years of service in Congress.

The Iowa Democrat, who will retire from the U.S. Senate in January, [...]

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U.S. House Iowa incumbents lead in new sampling

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s incumbent congressmen hold double-digit leads with less than eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election while there are competitive races for two open House seats, according to a Loras College poll.

It also fo [...]

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Republicans criticize Braley’s support for federal prison near Iowa-Illinois border

Republicans on Wednesday took to task Democrat Bruce Braley’s support for opening a federal prison near the Iowa-Illinois border, claiming that indicates Braley’s willingness to allow the transfer of terrorist prisoners to the Midwes [...]

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