Election Day in Iowa: The Good, The Not So Good and How We Keep Iowa SAFE

Jenifer Bowen: Election Day in Iowa. It came and went, just like any other day. But it was not just like any other day. Far from it.

Democrats Request Recounts in Two Iowa House Districts

Democrat candidates requested a recount after losing Iowa House District 55 by seven votes and Iowa House District 82 by 34 votes.

Iowa 3rd Congressional District: A Tale of Two Counties

Looking at two of the 16 counties in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District can explain Congressman David Young’s loss to his Democratic challenger Cindy Axne.

Reynolds Defeats Hubbell, GOP Keeps Majority in Iowa Legislature

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds narrowly defeats Fred Hubbell, Iowa House Republicans retain their majority, and Iowa Senate Republicans expands theirs.

The Most Depressing Ad I’ve Seen

Dave Williams, a Democratic candidate in Iowa House District 60, has one of the worst sponsored Facebook posts I’ve seen.

Life Right Action Releases Life Defenders Endorsements

Life Right Action released a list of candidates running against incumbents or for open seats in Iowa who are committed to protecting life.

Life Right Action Releases Champions of Life Endorsements

Life Right Action releases list of elected officials running for re-election for Congress, a statewide office, or state legislative office they have named champions for life.

Episode 52: Civility, The Supreme Court, and Bill Charlier

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the decline of civility in political discourse, Supreme Court news, and has a conversation with Bill Charlier who is running in Iowa House District 32.

Naig Wins Iowa GOP Primary for Ag Secretary, May Not Avoid Convention

Mike Naig wins the Republican primary for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, but the nomination will likely have to be decided in a special nominating convention. See results from all contested Iowa Republican primary races.

Hubbell, Finkenauer, Axne, Scholten Win in Iowa Democrat Primary

Iowa Democrats saw record turnout for their primary that saw hotly contested races for Governor, Secretary of State, and in Iowa’s 1st, 3rd, and 4th Congressional Districts.

Recap: Four-Way Republican Primary in Iowa House District 84

State Representative David Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) announced his retirement from the Iowa House after serving since 1995 resulting in a four-way Republican primary between Trevor Lynn, Martin Amos, Sheila Matheney, and Joe Mitchell in Iowa House District 84.

Episode 49: Sheila Matheney in Iowa House District 84

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Sheila Matheney, one of four Republican candidates that will be on the ballot in Iowa House District 84 for the primary on June 5th. 

Four County Republican Parties Give to Candidates in Contested Primaries

The Adams County, Greene County, Jones County, and Palo Alto County Republican Central Committees in Iowa donated to state-level candidates who have contested primaries.

Episode 48: Martin Amos in Iowa House District 84

For this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Martin Amos, a Republican candidate competing in a four-way primary in Iowa House District 84.

Recap: The Republican Primary in Iowa House District 26

Republican voters in Iowa House District 26 will have to decide between Indianola small businessman Rebel Snodgrass or Carlisle attorney Jeff Janssen to determine who will challenge State Representative Scott Ourth (D-Ackworth) this fall.