State elections

New Quinnipiac poll shows Ernst pulling away from Braley in U.S. Senate race

DES MOINES — Joni Ernst is pulling away from Bruce Braley in the final days before the election, a new poll suggests.

Ernst leads Bral ... »

Hatch promises a governorship that “makes dreams come true”

DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch kicked off a marathon campaign swing Tuesday night promising to give Iowans a fre ... »

Loras Poll shows Republican Blum with slight lead in Iowa’s 1st District

CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican Rod Blum has taken a slight lead in Iowa’s 1st District U.S. House race, according to a Loras College Poll ... »

Biden campaigns in Davenport. focuses on ‘trouble’ in middle class

DAVENPORT — “America’s back,” Vice President Joe Biden said in Davenport Monday, but “the middle class still is ... »

Hatch, Branstad release new television campaign ads in Iowa

DES MOINES — With a week remaining before Iowans go to the polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch on Monday resumed his televi ... »

Final days of campaign create sense of excitement for Braley

CEDAR RAPIDS — Bruce Braley spent Sunday afternoon road-tripping through Eastern Iowa — not to look at the leaves, but to make sure h ... »

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 ... »

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