There are several factors that played a part in the cancellation of the iconic Iowa Straw Poll that has been a part of the Iowa Caucus since 1979.
The Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee voted today to cancel the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll, previously planned for August 8.
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.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discussed the Iowa Caucus race and Iowa Straw Poll with media during her inaugural Roast and Ride at the Central Iowa Expo.
Shane Vander Hart: The race towards the 2016 Iowa Caucus may look different however and the first casualty may be the Iowa Straw Poll.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has decided to forego the quadrennial Iowa Straw Poll, but says he’ll fight for every vote in the Iowa Caucuses.
Jeb Bush avoids actual campaigning in the Iowa, but yet he says he can convince GOP voters on issues like Common Core where his position is unpopular.
Carly Fiorina discusses her prospective presidential bid with Shane Vander Hart. Brian Myers and Shane talk about Shane’s interview with Bobby Jindal.
The Republican Party of Iowa announced that it will host its 2015 Straw Poll at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, IA., on Saturday, August 8th.
Shane Vander Hart reviews Iowa political and cultural news from 2013.
Jamie Johnson and Shane Vander Hart discuss the future of the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames on WHO Radio. Keep it as is, tweak it, or scrap it altogether?
While the Iowa Straw Poll’s future needs to be decided now’s not the time to debate as there is much work to do with state and local elections in 2014.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said it is time for the Iowa Straw Poll to end. I disagree – tweak it and make it a better event for candidates and voters.
Herman Cain has plenty of reasons to be happy with the state of his campaign. After seemingly peaking after the first South Carolina debate he had some disastrous interviews, saw staff defection, and had a questionable campaign strategy. It would seem that his campaign’s engine is firing on all cylinders once again. In the last […]
Congressman Steve King (R-IA), one of the panelists who will question GOP presidential candidates at the Palmetto Freedom Forum, responded to news that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will skip out on the event in Charleston, SC on Labor Day. “Romney decided to skip the Iowa Straw Poll, and now Romney has elected not to […]
Ron Paul’s speech at the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday was substantially different than the other speeches I heard that day. Oh, he still spoke about some of the issues he is well known for such as his opposition to the wars we’re currently engaged in. But he spent much of his speech speaking to […]