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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — In New Hampshire, an old saying goes, they pick presidents. In Iowa, they pick corn.
This year, however, Iowa is growing a bumper crop of corn and presidential candidates.
And New Hampshire has noticed.
Although Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses are about 18 months away, over the next few weeks at least seven Republicans who appear to have White House hopes will visit Iowa.
For some, these will not be their first visits. S [...]continue »
U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley on Thursday used a round-table with Sioux City-area seniors to continue his criticism of Republican opponent Joni Ernst's position on Social Security and Medicare.
“It's a promise we made to people [...]continue »
Joining his call for a return to competence and trustworthiness in state government, a “pleased … proud … excited” Monica Vernon joined Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch in his bid for a fresh sta [...]continue »
WEST DES MOINES — Iowa’s presidential caucuses long have been the first event in the nominating process, but for Republicans, they lately have been a poor indicator of future success. The state’s quadrennial GOP straw poll has [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Eleven Iowa Democratic activists had been talking about the state of the country, the politics of 2016 and a prospective presidential campaign by Hillary Rodham Clinton one recent night when they were asked two questions.[...] continue »
WASHINGTON — For a time, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley seemed to have had a cakewalk to winning the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Tom Harkin.
The Waterloo Democrat had no primary opposition. Fundraising has been very healthy.< [...] continue »
DES MOINES, Iowa — Paul Lunde’s name won’t be on the June 3 primary election ballot, but the Ames Republican believes he can still win the party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Lunde, whose nomination papers to [...]continue »
Conservative political financiers Charles and David Koch have purchased more than a quarter million dollars of advertising in the Cedar Rapids television market to criticize Rep. Bruce Braley’s support for Obamacare.
Freedom Partners, a fund [...]continue »
With little more than two months until Iowa U.S. House 1st District voters choose Democratic and Republican nominees, candidates are touting new endorsements.
In the Democratic race, former lawmaker and state utilities commissioner Swati Dan [...]continue »
Candidates for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate found little to disagree on when talking about what’s bad for small business: Obamacare, the EPA, big bank bailouts and overreaching Washington politicians and bureaucrats.
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is supporting Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst's campaign for the party's U.S. Senate nomination.
In an email Tuesday, Romney praised Ernst repeatedly as a "proven conservative," highlighting her fiscal [...]continue »