National elections

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 Democ ... »

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 ... »

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 t ... »

Potential 2016 candidates showing more love to Iowa than New Hampshire

CEDAR RAPIDS — In New Hampshire, an old saying goes, they pick presidents. In Iowa, they pick corn.

This year, however, Iowa is growin ... »

18 months until Iowa caucuses, candidate parade begins

Although Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses are about 18 months away, over the next few weeks at least seven Republicans who appea ... »

Braley: Social Security a ‘promise’ made to seniors

U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley on Thursday used a round-table with Sioux City-area seniors to continue his criticism of Republican opponent Jon ... »

Hatch taps Monica Vernon as running mate

Joining his call for a return to competence and trustworthiness in state government, a “pleased … proud … excited& ... »

Iowa Republicans size up their presidential options

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa’s presidential caucuses long have been the first event in the nominating process, but for Republicans, they la ... »

Iowa Democrats see Hillary Clinton through new lens

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eleven Iowa Democratic activists had been talking about the state of the country, the politics of 2016 and a prospective pres ... »

Midterm voters’ slump could be Democratic candidates’ biggest obstacle

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 ... »

Lunde hopes to win primary for Iowa seat in U.S. Senate as write-in

DES MOINES, Iowa — Paul Lunde’s name won’t be on the June 3 primary election ballot, but the Ames Republican believes he can s ... »

Koch Brothers-connected group launches ads targeting Braley

Conservative political financiers Charles and David Koch have purchased more than a quarter million dollars of advertising in the Cedar Rapids tele ... »