Politics

Thousands of Iowans Still Without Unemployment Benefits

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bob Shultis of Cedar Rapids lost his job at Clipper Windpower in June 2011. His unemployment benefits — along with those of millions of other Americans — ran out in December last year. For the next three months, he and his fam Read More »

Maryland Governor Headed Back to Iowa for Fundraisers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is returning to Iowa for fundraisers this weekend.

The Democratic governor, who is considering running for president, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Saturday morning and another ear Read More »

Iowa Republicans Hire New Communications Team

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican Party of Iowa has hired a new team of communications staffers to get out the word on GOP candidates for the November election and promote the party.

Jeff Patch is the new communications director. He was Read More »

Texas Gov. Perry Returns to Iowa

ALGONA, Iowa — Three summers ago, Rick Perry announced from Iowa that he was running for president.

Yet, within weeks of his August 2011 entry, he fell from first place to well back in the pack of Republicans before the 2012 primaries and ca Read More »

Top Democratic, GOP strategists see close Iowa Senate race

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa U.S. Senate race may go down to the wire, according to political consultants to candidates in top Iowa races who both predicted their party’s candidate would be victorious.

Citing Iowa’s “purple” politics, Democratic Read More »

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Promises to Return to Iowa, Not as Candidate

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On his fourth trip to Iowa, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie promised to be back multiple times — but not necessarily as a candidate for president.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, was travel Read More »

Harkin Wants Refuge for Child Immigants

Sen. Tom Harkin sharply criticized Gov. Terry Branstad and others reluctant to extend humanitarian aid to unaccompanied minors coming to the United States from Central America.

“I’m disappointed that Gov. Terry Branstad has somehow stated th Read More »

Poll: Braley, Ernst Tied

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A new poll says that Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst are tied in the race for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat.

The NBC/Marist poll of registered voters in the state says the two each got the support of 43 percent of Read More »

2016 Presidential Contenders Beginning To March Through Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses are about 18 months away, over the next few weeks at least seven Republicans who appear to have White House hopes will visit Iowa.

For some, these will not be their first v Read More »

Braley Has $2.7 Million in Bank for Senate Bid

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has $2.7 million in the bank for his general election campaign.

Braley’s campaign said Wednesday that the congressman from Waterloo raised nearly $1.7 million between Apri Read More »

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