Iowa District Court Judge David May ruled against Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s challenge of the State Objection Panel’s decision to remove his name from the Iowa Republican Gubernatorial Primary ballot on June 5th. Corbett’s challenge was heard on Tuesday in Polk County.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s nomination petition signatures for Iowa’s June 5th Republican Gubernatorial Primary have been formally challenged putting his place on the ballot in doubt.
The Iowa Legislature passed an increase in Iowa’s gas tax which includes a 10 cent increase for the excise tax on motor fuel that increased the tax by 40%.
Yesterday Congressman Bruce Braley released an ad attacking State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) the day after she won the Republican nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race claiming that her voting record doesn’t match the rhetoric found in her ad “Squeal.” Here is the ad: Political Science professor at the University of Iowa Tim […]
Outgoing Chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, A.J. Spiker, wrote an op/ed on Friday that caused a stir over the weekend. He called for the legalization of medical marijuana. Reaction has been mixed. The liberty wing of the party and libertarians are certainly in agreement. One State Central Committee member, Jamie Johnson, said Spiker […]
I’m not a delegate for the Polk County Republican Convention, and actually I’m not even going to be there since I just found out this week I’m going to CPAC. I’ve also been traveling today so I’m a little late to the party commenting on “Exhibit A” mailed by the Polk County Republicans. This is […]
A breakdown of the current state of Iowa’s U.S. Senate race looking at the current and potential Republican field.
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.
Clarifying my critique of The FAMiLY Leader’s decision to have Donald Trump speak at their upcoming FAMiLY Leadership Summit.
Should the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket lose in November, Paul Ryan will have to deal with any baggage associated with Romney if he has future ambitions.
Update 10:45p: I just got off the phone with Alice Stewart. She called to provide some context to her comments. She said she was in a rush when Jason Noble of The Des Moines Register called and was in the process of getting on a plane. She said she was distracted and should have asked […]
Having read Craig Robinson’s piece on Sarah Palin’s supposed inability to run a national campaign based off the what transpired on Wednesday regarding her upcoming speech on Saturday has left me wondering. If it rains tomorrow, like forecasters predict it will, I suppose Robinson think that’s her fault as well? She’s just not ready for […]
The Iowa Republican conducted the latest Iowa Caucus poll which has Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by 4 points within the margin of error of 4.4 points. She has 25 points and Romney has 21. Craig Robinson has said she has “overtaken him,” but the last poll that was done […]
Craig Robinson raises some great questions about the personhood bill that State Representative Kim Pearson (R-Pleasant Hill) sponsored (HF 153), and it was something I wondered (but didn’t blog) about when the late-term abortion ban passed in the Iowa House. He wrote: In another head spinning move by The FAMiLY Leader, despite the fact that […]
I think I touched a nerve… Craig Robinson responded to my post yesterday regarding the focus group that The Iowa Republican pulled together. He wrote: This group of Palin fanatics includes by (sic) friend Shane Vander Hart. Shane finds it necessary to try and discredit anything that might be construed as being negative towards the […]
Following up on yesterday’s death match and Craig Robinson looked no worse for wear as I had lunch with him today. I also saw Steve Deace today (he was in the same restaurant awkward – just kidding) and he also appeared to unscathed. It was a good debate though Craig was just slightly outnumbered. I […]