State elections

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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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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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.

In a speech to the Iowa State Police Association in Ames, Hatch said his Tax-Exempt Public Ser [...]

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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-Iowa, together Sunday in taking shots at Democratic policies while touting Republican senatorial cand [...]

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2nd District foes go after each other in debate


DAVENPORT - U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and his challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks didn't hold back the barbs in Saturday's debate at St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

Both the 2nd Congressional Dis [...]

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Iowa Senate race could determine control: Brown

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s easy for people to mix up Iowa and Ohio, but Buckeye State Sen. Sherrod Brown knows the difference.

Brown, who represents a state with 18 Electoral College votes, conceded that Iowa is more important in the [...]

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Sanders: Middle class must stand together to beat Kochs, ‘billionaire class’

IOWA CITY — Heading into the final month ahead of the 2014 midterm election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders exhorted fellow progressives to plug away at the unglamorous nuts-and-bolts of the campaign against a “billionaire class whose g [...]

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Secretary of State candidates disagree on voter ID

JOHNSTON — Requiring photo identification to vote was, not surprisingly, the dominant theme of a discussion with Iowa’s secretary of state candidates Friday during filming of this week’s “Iowa Press” program on I [...]

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Braley woos seniors at central Iowa campaign event

DES MOINES — Judy BeLieu of Des Moines has had her fill of campaign ads on television for Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.

But she likes what she heard in person from one of the candidates.

BeLieu was one of the dozens of seniors [...]

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Hatch campaign scales back TV advertising, but not campaigning

CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is off the air.

And cable and radio and the Internet.

Although he’s trailing five-term GOP Gov. Terry Branstad by 6 to as much as 24 percentage points in variou [...]

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Ernst’s approval ratings up, Braley’s falling, new poll shows

CEDAR RAPIDS — A fresh poll from a Democratic polling firm shows state Sen. Joni Ernst leading U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, but the contest for an open U.S. Senate race remains within the poll’s 2.8 percent margin of error.

PPP [...]

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Challenger goes on attack in Iowa Attorney general candidate debate

JOHNSTON — Republican challenger Adam Gregg came out swinging Thursday, saying he would do more to represent Iowans, protect farmers and shield consumers from cyber crime than eight-term Democrat Tom Miller has done as Iowa attorney general [...]

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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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