Politics

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 »

Branstad Spending On Re-Election Campaign Tops $1 Million

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has spent more than $1 million in his quest to get re-elected to an unprecedented sixth term this November as Iowa’s chief executive.

Officials with the Branstad-Reynolds campaign announced on Tuesday they wi Read More »

Branstad Has $4 Million in Campaign Chest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign.

Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday. He Read More »

Young Has Less Than $90,000 for House Race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican David Young has less than $90,000 in the bank for his run in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

Young’s campaign spokesman said Monday night that Young had raised just over $110,000 during the most recent r Read More »

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