I am live-blogging today’s Iowa GOP State Convention today at the Jacobsen Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Follow along!
The Libertarian Party of Iowa re-convened their state convention to nominate candidates for vacancies on the general election ballot in two Congressional and five state-wide races.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates respond to the potential trade war with China and its potential impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy.
Craig Lang, a former President of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and dairy farmer in Poweshiek County, declared that he is running for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.
With less than a month to go before election day here are eight observations about Iowa’s Governor, U.S. Senate, Congressional and down ballot races.
IFBF PAC designated Gov. Terry Branstad, Rod Blum, Joni Ernst, U.S. Rep Steve King, Ag Secretary Bill Northey and David Young “Friends of Agriculture”
Ernst leads Braley and Hieb edges out Branstad in a recent Caffeinated Thoughts reader survey of likely Iowa voters on different races and issues of concern in the state.
One of the major wins of the evening was former Governor Terry Branstad defeating incumbent Democrat Governor Chet Culver by almost eight points. The race did tighten, but Governor Culver had too much of a deficit to overcome and Republican turn-out as well as a major increase in early voting helped to seal the deal. […]
Before I say anything else about The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll I want to say this – the only poll that matters is what happens on Tuesday. This year the Register’s polling hasn’t been the most accurate as they were considerably wrong about the results of the Republican Gubernatorial primary; so I wouldn’t be […]