The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board reprimanded Jim Mowrer for illegally maintaining a PAC and donating $1500 to his Secretary of State Campaign.
Shane Vander Hart: The Majority Rules PAC, of which Jim Mowrer apparently is still the treasurer of, endorsed his candidacy for Iowa Secretary of State. So essentially he endorsed himself. This is sad, pathetic, and a violation of Iowa law.
Only half of the current Iowa GOP State Central Committee will return with four losing re-election at Iowa Republican district conventions, and four members deciding not to run again. The Third District also passed a resolution calling for a vote on the fetal heartbeat abortion ban in the Iowa House.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg announced the endorsement of 21 Iowa Republican and Conservative Movement leaders.
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee voted 9 to 8 in favor of a proposal that their membership replaces the nominating committee for RNC at-large delegates.
The Des Moines Register followed up years of anti-homeschooling coverage with a push poll that supports the change in Iowa’s law they advocated for.
Some speculate there may be a vote Friday to cancel the Iowa Straw Poll during a phone conference call for Iowa GOP State Central Committee members.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.
Des Moines, IA – The Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee changed leadership ousting former chair Danny Carroll in a 14-2 vote of no confidence that required a 2/3 majority vote. National Committeewoman Tamara Scott and Bill Gustoff were the only “no” votes. Sherill Whisenand and Gabe Haugland were not present at the meeting. […]
(Des Moines, IA) Approximately 800 Iowa homeschoolers descended upon Des Moines and the State Capitol yesterday for the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ annual Homeschool Day at the Hill. The day began at the State Capitol building with lobbying efforts, as well as, brief remarks by Brenna Findley, former homeschooler and now legal advisor […]
In addition to the three who have announced their intention to run for the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee during the upcoming District Conventions on April 26th there are two more have contacted Caffeinated Thoughts. Gary Nystrom, current co-chair of the Boone County Republican Party, also intends to run in the 4th District. […]
U.S. Senate candidate Matt Whitaker’s law firm is running radio ads touting their conservative bona fides and that has raised some eyebrows. It shouldn’t.
The Iowa Legislature approved home education measures within a education reform bill that will make Iowa one of the best states to home school.
Shane Vander Hart, Eric Goranson, Bill Gustoff, & Aaron Gunsaulus discussed with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio how we can improve school choice options in Iowa