Democrats Outnumber Republicans in Iowa 3rd Congressional District

Democrats outnumber Republicans in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District for the first time since redistricting in 2012 with 475 more voters than the GOP.

Does Fred Hubbell Support Iowa Democratic Party’s Platform on Israel?

Governor Kim Reynolds supports Iowa’s anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) of Israel law, does Fred Hubbell? Or does he support the IDP platform?

(Video) Tim Scott at Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner held in Des Moines on Friday night. 

Iowa Ethics Board Reprimands Jim Mowrer for Illegal PAC Donation

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board reprimanded Jim Mowrer for illegally maintaining a PAC and donating $1500 to his Secretary of State Campaign.

Iowa Democrats Cut the Voter Registration Deficit

Iowa Democrats cut into Iowa Republicans voter registration advantage by over 45 percent in June almost erasing it in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

Kim Reynolds Says The Marriage Issue Is Settled

Shane Vander Hart: The same-sex marriage question placed Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in a no-win, irrelevant situation as she can do next to nothing on this issue.

Naig Wins Iowa GOP Primary for Ag Secretary, May Not Avoid Convention

Mike Naig wins the Republican primary for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, but the nomination will likely have to be decided in a special nominating convention. See results from all contested Iowa Republican primary races.

One Aspect of Fred Hubbell’s Record Republicans Have Been Silent About

Shane Vander Hart: The Republican Party of Iowa has called Fred Hubbell an elitist, they have questioned his position on tax cuts, but have been silent about the fact he was the chairman of Iowa’s largest abortion provider.

Four County Republican Parties Give to Candidates in Contested Primaries

The Adams County, Greene County, Jones County, and Palo Alto County Republican Central Committees in Iowa donated to state-level candidates who have contested primaries.

Jim Mowrer’s Illegal Endorsement of Himself

Shane Vander Hart: The Majority Rules PAC, of which Jim Mowrer apparently is still the treasurer of, endorsed his candidacy for Iowa Secretary of State. So essentially he endorsed himself. This is sad, pathetic, and a violation of Iowa law.

Iowa Republicans Out Raise Iowa Democrats with 1000 Fewer Donors

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.

Episode 41: Rebel Snodgrass in Iowa House District 26

On today’s episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart takes a look at the contested Republican primary in Iowa House District 26 and has a conversation with Rebel Snodgrass, one of the candidates in the upcoming Republican primary.

As Iowa’s Primary Draws Near, GOP and Democrat Voter Registrations Dip

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.

Iowa GOP State Central Committee Sees Some Turnover

Only half of the current Iowa GOP State Central Committee will return with four losing re-election at Iowa Republican district conventions, and four members deciding not to run again. The Third District also passed a resolution calling for a vote on the fetal heartbeat abortion ban in the Iowa House.

Update: Corbett Makes Case in Court to Remain on June 5th Ballot

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett appealed to a judge at his hearing on Tuesday in Polk County requesting that he be placed back on the Iowa Republican June 5th Gubernatorial Primary ballot.

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.