Iowa Republicans experienced a wave with Joni Ernst and Rod Blum winning their races, but that did not translate into winning back the Iowa Senate.
Lee D. Hieb, MD says that the Branstad machine “owns the electoral process” and Republicans and Democrats are just two sides of the same “Borg.”
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.
State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) pulls all statewide TV ads after a new poll released shows he trails Governor Terry Branstad by 14 points.
State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) is accused by the Republican Party of Iowa for using his office to protect his personal financial interests.
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.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is on a trajectory for a historic sixth term. He easily won his primary. He is outraising his Democratic opponent State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines). He has a significant war chest built up reporting at the end of the last period $4.6 million cash on hand. Hatch reported just shy […]
The Des Moines Register published an editorial that again demonstrates why the editorial board shouldn’t be taken seriously. The headline reads: “No place in Iowa campaigns for dirty tricks.” They take aim at Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. What dirty trick? They beat State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) and his […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association released a new television advertisement today in the Iowa governor’s race, calling on Democrat candidate Jack Hatch to release all of his tax returns and put an end to his attempts to hide his record from the voters. “Jack Hatch is shielding an awful lot of […]
The Republican Governors Association released its first ad statewide on broadcast stations and cable for Iowa’s Gubernatorial Race today. They target State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) on property rights and his tax returns. “Jack Hatch has been less than forthcoming on too many important issues in this campaign,” said RGA Communications Director Gail […]
(Des Moines, IA) Iowa Governor Terry Branstad easily beat his challenger Tom Hoefling 83% to 16.8% in Iowa’s Republican primary last night taking one step closer towards his goal of winning a historical sixth term. Governor Branstad will face State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) and Libertarian candidate Lee Hieb in the general election. Hatch […]
(Des Moines, IA) Former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem, and current Iowa GOP Chairman Danny Carroll today is requesting the documents and e-mails of Sen. Janet Petersen, Sen. Jack Hatch and Sen. Matt McCoy to determine what, if any, political motivations are behind the Government Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Department of Administrative Services. “It […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is expected to win reelection to a 6th term easily. He has maintained a 15 point lead over State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) and has a massive war chest built up. In recent polling, however, his support has fallen. The latest Des Moines Register poll shows that Branstad’s job […]
Former Des Moines School Board member Jonathan Narcisse formally joined the gubernatorial campaign at an event in Cedar Rapids on MLK Day.
Shane Vander Hart reviews Iowa political and cultural news from 2013.
(Des Moines, IA) Newspaper Publisher and former Des Moines School Board member Jonathan Narcisse announced before Christmas that he is forming an exploratory committee to consider another run for Governor. He ran in 2010 as a candidate for the Iowa Party coming in a distant 3rd with 1.28% of the vote with 20,747 Iowans casting […]