State elections

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 “figh ... »

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 includ ... »

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 camp ... »

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. Sen ... »

Hatch proposes tax exemption for public pensions

DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch on Tuesday proposed to exempt public pensions from state income taxation.< ... »

Romney rallies support for Ernst in Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES — Former Republican candidate presidential nominee Mitt Romney lumped President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-I ... »