PAC, candidate, and political party financial disclosures were due on May 19th, and so far in 2018, the Republican Party of Iowa has raised three times the amount of money raised by the Iowa Democratic Party.
A poll of 2,315 likely Iowa Democratic primary voters conducted this month shows that Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell has a widening lead among in the six-way race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s gubernatorial race.
Since January, voter registration has dipped in Iowa. While the Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa Democratic Party numbers continue to decline statewide, but Libertarian Party of Iowa and “No Party” voters both saw increases since April.
Shane Vander Hart: It’s easy to play Monday morning quarterback, but I believe Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds took appropriate action against Dave Jamison and that she takes sexual harassment in state government seriously. Sexual harassment shouldn’t become a wedge issue in the gubernatorial election.
Iowa Democrats hope for a historic blue wave in 2018 due to President Trump’s unpopularity, a competitive gubernatorial race, a good turnout for the mid-term Iowa Caucuses, the potential to flip Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, and the number of Republican state legislators retiring.
Republican Jacob Bossman defeated Democrat Rita DeJong 55.7% to 44.3% in an expected low turnout for a special election in Iowa House District 6 to replace Jim Carlin who, in December, won a special election for the Iowa Senate.
The Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa Democratic Party released their 2018 Caucus to Convention calendars. The 2018 Iowa Caucus will be February 5, 2018.
AFSME Council 61 and other labor unions have endorsed one of the most unqualified candidates in the Iowa Gubernatorial race – Nate Boulton.
Shane Vander Hart explores four unanswered questions about the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial Race with the primary question being what will Terry Branstad do?
The 2016 Iowa caucus results will be delivered via a new, mobile-enabled, cloud-based platform that will allow for accurate, efficient and secure reporting.
Iowa Democrats voted Dr. Andrea McGuire as Chair. Here are some fun facts you may not know such as she hosted Planned Parenthood fundraisers in her home.
The Iowa Secretary of State’s office reports as of October 21st Democrats now only lead Republicans among ballots received by 170 ballots.
Iowa Republicans have significantly closed the early voting gap they have with the Iowa Democratic Party only trailing by less than 9000 ballots received.
Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) Chair Scott Brennan today announced new proposals to expand participation in the Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses. IDP begun a process earlier this year to examine the caucus process. The party wanted to see what could be done to give more people access to the caucus process. Precinct caucuses being held a […]
(Des Moines, IA) Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann and a legal expert criticized a plan by Brad Anderson, a longtime Democratic operative running for Secretary of State, for suggesting that the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office should use its resources and staff time to muddle into the Iowa caucuses. “Iowans of all political […]
Most reasonable people would see the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on the Obama administration’s birth control mandate as protecting basic religious freedom. A family-owned company or “closely-held” company shouldn’t be mandated by their government to violate their religious conscience by having to pay for an insurance plan that covers abortifacients or birth control in […]