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From left to right: Democrats Glenn Hurst, Abby Finkenauer, and Mike Franken are running for the Democratic nomination in the election for U.S. Senate.
Democrats compete over nomination in U.S. Senate debate
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • May 7, 2022

Democratic candidates Abby Finkenauer, Mike Franken, and Glenn Hurst all aimed to show they are best suited to take on Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley while answering policy questions during a debate on Saturday night.  The debate opened up with a question about the leaked...

Attendee Heidi Sakor-Morey marches with a banner during a march for abortion rights in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Abortion rights activists protest Supreme Court opinion
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • May 7, 2022

Iowa City abortion-rights supporters and activists came together Saturday afternoon to protest the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. In a community-led demonstration, Iowans from Johnson County the state protested against anti-abortion legislation...

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong
Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong
Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor • May 6, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short Mike Franken, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Iowa to run against presumptive Republican...

A John Raley sign is seen outside of an Iowa City home on Monday, April 25, 2022.
John Raley apologizes for campaign signs on Prestige Properties rentals
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • May 4, 2022

Some Iowa City residents who rent from Prestige Properties, LLC have noticed campaign signs from John Raley, a Democratic candidate running for Iowa Senate District 45, mysteriously appear in their yards without requesting them. Hannah Gaertner, a UI junior marketing analytics...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks in a Daily Iowan interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Grassley wants Twitter to be a 'free speech haven'
Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter • April 27, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, applauded billionaire CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to loosen content moderation policies and allow more speech on Twitter. On Tuesday, Musk, whose net worth is estimated to be more than $250 billion, reached a deal with Twitter to purchase...

Iowa Senate candidate Janice Weiner speaks with granddaughter Alaska Latham during the 2022 First District Democratic Convention at Liberty High School in North Liberty, Iowa, on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Regarding her goals, Weiner said, I am really focused now on coming up with ideas of what we can meet, what we need to do, whats possible, she said, and for the bigger picture what we must do for this state going forward.”
Democrats strategize for midterms at convention in 1st District
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • April 23, 2022

If organizers have conversations with those close to them every week about upcoming elections, Democrats could flip seats and gain more power in the state than they would by knocking on the doors of thousands of strangers, said Sandy Dockendorff, Iowa First District Central...

PolitiFact Iowa is a partnership of The Daily Iowan and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in Iowa politics. Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact Iowa examine statements by Iowa elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
Democratic legislative candidates in Johnson County answer questions at a forum hosted by University Democrats at Iowa on April 20, 2022.
Johnson County House, Senate candidates agree on importance of prioritizing young Iowans
Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter • April 20, 2022

Democratic House and Senate candidates in Johnson County agreed the statehouse needs to prioritize young Iowans.  The University Democrats at Iowa held a forum for Johnson County House and Senate candidates on Wednesday. The candidates for House District 89 and House District...

Andrew Dunn, Democratic candidate running for Iowa House District 90, holds the microphone while passionately speaking about bipartisanship during the University of Iowa Faculty Staff Legislative Forum at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 18, 2022.
Iowa Democratic House and Senate candidates talk policy at University of Iowa forum
Meg Doster, Politics Reporter • April 18, 2022

  Candidates in the upcoming legislative races, majority Democrats, worked to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. The University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Staff Council hosted one Republican and seven Democratic candidates for the 89th, 90th, 91st,...

Iowa Senate Candidate John Raley speakers with students on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Iowa Senate candidate John Raley highlights need for bipartisanship
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • March 23, 2022

Candidate for Iowa Senate District 45, John Raley, visited the University of Iowa on Wednesday night to meet with the University Democrats, where he and the students agreed that education, LGBTQ+ rights, and keeping people in the state are their top priorities.  Raley...