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Democratic candidate for senate Theresa Greenfield speaks during a watch party for her campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at the Renaissance Hotel in Des Moines. With the event closed to the public, about 40 members of the media waited for the election results and Theresa Greenfield to arrive, who gave remarks at 11:45 P.M. after the state unofficially reported the results that she lost the senate race.
Biden appoints Greenfield to USDA post
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 18, 2021

Former U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, a Democrat,  has been appointed as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development State Director for Iowa.  President Joe Biden appointed six new people to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regional positions...

President Barbara Wilson meets with Iowa’s Congressional delegation
President Barbara Wilson meets with Iowa’s Congressional delegation
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • November 17, 2021

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with members of Iowa’s congressional delegation. A post on Wilson’s instagram showed meetings with Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks...

Iowa group corrects statement on Grassley’s infrastructure vote
Iowa group corrects statement on Grassley’s infrastructure vote
Lyle Muller, Politifact Iowa Editor • November 17, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Caleb McCullough and Rylee Wilson If your time is short: Progress Iowa, a liberal, progressive political advocacy...

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate
Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate
Lauren White , Politics Reporter • November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign for the seat. Fellow Democrat Sen. Joe Bolkcom, who currently serves District...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Bettendorf business owner Kyle Kuehl will challenge Miller-Meeks in the 1st Congressional District for the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2022 election.
Gov. Reynolds endorses Rep. Miller-Meeks' reelection campaign
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • November 15, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds endorsed Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, for reelection to the U.S. Congress.  “I am proud to endorse Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District because she’s a tireless fighter who never gives up,” Reynolds said...

From left, Democrats Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Rep. Christina Bohannan, and Rep. Mary Mascher, who all represent Iowa City in front of a map of Johnson County. Graphic by Caleb McCullough.
Fresh faces will represent Johnson County in 2023
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 14, 2021

At least four new faces will represent Johnson County under the golden dome in Des Moines following the 2022 election. Political leaders from both parties in Iowa said it will be a refreshing change that brings new ideas to the Statehouse. The four available seats in 2022...

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.
City Councilor Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)
New voting rules cause absentee ballot headaches for auditors
Rylee Wilson , Managing Editor • October 26, 2021

New deadlines for absentee ballots are creating hang-ups for some counties, including Johnson County. A law signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in March shortened Iowa’s early voting period from 29 to 20 days. Absentee ballots can be mailed by a county auditor’s office...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague leads a march during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Iowa Democrats rally against voter suppression
Arabia Parkey, News Reporter • August 30, 2021

The March on Old Capitol for Voting Rights was one of over 50 nonviolent rallies held across the nation protesting the 389 bills suppressing voting methods that have been introduced by over 48 states across the country. In 90 degree weather on Saturday afternoon, around...

Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem Mazahir Salih speaks during the final session of the “Speak Up, Speak Out” series at Mercer Park on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mayor Bruce Teague invited community members to voice their thoughts and frustrations.
Mazahir Salih endorses Shawn Harmsen for Iowa City City Council, won’t seek reelection
Natalie Dunlap, News Editor • June 23, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilor Mazahir Salih announced she will not seek reelection on the Iowa City City Council and endorsed Shawn Harmsen for City Council at an event Wednesday night.  Salih began her first term in January 2018, which will end Jan. 2, 2022. Salih...