Episode 55: Jeremy Davis Discusses the Iowa State Treasurer Race

Shane Vander Hart on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast chats with Jeremy Davis, a Republican hoping to unseat Iowa State Treasurer Micheal Fitzgerald.

Update: Nate Boulton Suspends Gubernatorial Campaign

After being accused by three women of inappropriate sexual conduct, State Senator Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) has suspended his gubernatorial campaign just days before Iowa’s Primary election on June 5th.

Fred Hubbell Has Wide Lead in Poll of Iowa Democrat Governor’s Race

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.

Five Reasons Iowa Democrats Hope for a Blue Wave in 2018

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.

Iowa Senate Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The Iowa Senate voted to pass SF 2281, a bill that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected, by a 30 to 20 vote late Wednesday afternoon.

Rod Blum Backs Kim Reynolds for Iowa Governor

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) joined her gubernatorial campaign as a campaign co-chair.

AFSCME Endorses Inexperienced Nate Boulton for Iowa Governor

AFSME Council 61 and other labor unions have endorsed one of the most unqualified candidates in the Iowa Gubernatorial race – Nate Boulton.

Fred Hubbell Joins Crowded Democrat Field Running for Iowa Governor

Retired businessman Fred Hubbell joins a crowded Democrat field running for Iowa Governor, and he may be their strongest contender to seek this office.

Reynolds-Gregg Campaign Announces Over 1000 County Chairs

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg announced their 2018 campaign has 1050 county chairs representing all of Iowa’s 99 counties.

A Look Ahead at the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial Race

Shane Vander Hart: Kim Reynolds is in poll position to become the elected governor of Iowa in 2018. Whoever runs against her will face a major challenge.

Republicans Seek to Reform Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.

Iowa Bill Defunding Abortion Providers Advances to Full Senate

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8 to 5 in favor of sending SF 2, a bill reallocating taxpayer money from abortion providers, to the full Senate.

Polk County Republicans Nominate Mike Pryor in Iowa Senate District 16

Polk County Republicans last week nominated Mark Pryor over Dave Davidson to run against Nate Boulton, the Democratic nominee, in Iowa Senate District 16.