Expect gridlock: Democrats maintain their majority status in the Iowa Senate, and Republicans hold on to the majority in the Iowa House.
Category: 2012 Iowa House Races
Mark Seidl in Iowa House District 67 has a campaign ad that not only contains an amateurish mistake, but promotes education policy that won’t work.
Shane Vander Hart makes his endorsements for Iowa’s Congressional, State House and State Senate races.
Iowa Right to Life releases their list of preferred candidates in Iowa’s Congressional, State House and State Senate races.
DES MOINES, Iowa– The Republican Party of Iowa announced today that John Landon of Ankeny, was the winner of the Special Nominating Convention for Iowa House District 37, held on July 18th, 2012. Landon beat out other candidates Matt DeVries, Jeff Wright and Jim Robidoux by winning a majority of the votes cast on the second [...]
I’m just covering contested primaries (check back for updates) Winners in bold: Congressional District GOP Primary Races Iowa 1st Congressional District 437/437 (precincts reporting) Rod Blum – 46.43% Ben Lange – 53.06% (I endorsed) Iowa 2nd Congressional District 425/425 John Archer – 60.48% Dan Dolan – 39.31% State Senate GOP Primary Races State Senate District [...]
The Iowa House District 30 race hits a little closer to home for me, geographically speaking. Iowa House District 30 consists of Altoona, Mitchellville, Bondurant, Carlisle, Elkhart and Runnells. There are two candidates running Jim Carley, a tea party activist and Altoona native, and Carol Miller a farmer’s wife who lives outside of Ankeny. I [...]
The Iowa House District 50 race is, in my opinion, one of the more interesting ones to watch as it pits two well respected incumbents against each other after the district lines were redrawn. The new House District 50 consists of northern Hardin, Grundy and southern Butler Counties. State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) who currently [...]
For over a dozen election cycles the Board of Directors of Iowa Right to Life Committee has evaluated the responses to our survey of candidates for state and federal offices on right to life related issues. It is a very serious undertaking and we strive for objectivity. We publish the results of our evaluations as [...]
Sweeney Receives Endorsements from State Senators Zaun and Greiner in Iowa House District 50 Primary Race
Iowa House District 50, which encompasses parts of Butler and Hardin Counties and all of Butler County, has a tight primary matchup between two incumbent Republican State Representatives on June 5th. State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) who currently represents House District 44 (which consists of Hardin County and western Marshall County) and State Representative Pat [...]
Pleasant Hill, Iowa. – The FAMiLY LEADER announces their endorsements of nine pro-family, pro-constitutional candidates for the June 5th Iowa Republican primary. The following new candidates have secured the endorsement of The FAMiLY LEADER because of their proven ability to lead and stand firm for constitutional, conservative pro-family principles. Joan Acela: House District 25 Dennis [...]
(Des Moines) – Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) today has filed her petitions with the Iowa Secretary of State to seek re-election in the newly formed House District 50, which includes northern Hardin, all of Grundy and southern Butler counties. "I am thrilled today to file my paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to place [...]
ALTOONA – Jim Carley served two tours in Vietnam and spent more than a decade protecting our nation’s rights and liberties. The Altoona Republican says those same liberties he fought proudly to defend are under attack, which is why he says he is stepping up to serve his community, state and country once again. Carley [...]
I sat down with Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) at Smokey Row Coffee this morning to discuss why he’s running for office again in a new district (currently serves the Iowa 4th Congressional District), the impact the Tea Party movement has made, his worldview, the proper role of government, balancing the budget and more.
I had somebody email the invitation below to me last night: The person wrote, “I guess the Republican Party of Iowa will not stay neutral in the Pat Grassley Annette Sweeney race. I am just a regular guy and tried calling the party office and they did not return my call and would not answer [...]