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Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation

Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 28, 2020

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 Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson If your time is short: Theresa Greenfield says she has not taken money from corporate political action c...

Progressives in Iowa are disappointed by Biden’s nomination – but most still plan to vote for him

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with audience members following a campaign event in North Liberty on Saturday, February 1, 2020. With the Iowa Caucuses happening in two days, former Vice President Biden stopped to give a last minute pitch to Iowa voters. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan)

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

May 5, 2020

Iowans who caucused in February for younger or more progressive candidates are grappling with the reality of Joe Biden’s status as the Democratic nominee, but a handful The Daily Iowan spoke with said they plan to vote for him. The DI spoke with voters and former caucusgoers from a variety of age r...

Iowans strongly encouraged to vote by mail in June primary, in-person voting still an option

Voters fill out their ballots at a polling location in the Historic Dubuque Federal Building in Dubuque on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 28, 2020

Iowa’s primary elections — where voters will choose candidates for the U.S. Senate, House, and Statehouse races — will proceed as scheduled June 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, though voters are highly encouraged to cast their ballots through the mail to prevent the spread of the novel coron...

COVID-19 not slowing giving to Iowa’s congressional races

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, talks about her personal struggles during the Iowa GOP Reception at Hughes Family Barn in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 21, 2020

While most of the nation’s focus is on the novel coronavirus pandemic, candidates for federal races in Iowa have seen an increase in campaign donations from January, but political scientists say there is potential for depressed donations in future months. Federal Election Commission filings showe...

Iowa’s members of Congress work from home amid pandemic

U.S Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with the Daily Iowan staff after a visit to Mercy Hospital on July 2, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 19, 2020

Members of Iowa’s congressional delegation, like millions across the country, are having to adjust their work environment as social distancing requirements close many offices and drive most staff to work from home. Representatives and senators, most from their homes in Iowa, are holding virtu...

County conventions move to absentee format

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden wave during the watch party for Former Vice President Joe Biden at the Olmstead Center at Drake University on Monday, February 3, 2020. Hundreds of people attended the event to hear Biden speak on the results of the caucus.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 14, 2020

As rules around social distancing make hosting crowded conventions impossible, Iowa’s Democrats are choosing who will represent the party at the Democratic National Convention through an absentee voting process. The Democratic County Conventions, originally scheduled for March 21, were first...

Iowa City supporters hopeful for progressive movement after Bernie Sanders exits race

during the Iowa City Climate Rally at the Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Sanders discussed his climate policies, the impact of climate change, the Green New Deal, and the dangers of climate inaction in the government.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 8, 2020

Iowa City supporters are reflecting on Bernie Sanders’ progressive presidential campaign after the Vermont senator exited the Democratic field on Wednesday. Sanders’ exit comes after a global pandemic forced him to forgo campaign rallies and after losing momentum in primaries since Super Tue...

Bernie Sanders exits presidential race, leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Iowa City Climate Rally at The Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.  In a live streamed address on Wednesday, Sanders thanked his supporters, saying the movement behind his campaig...

Campaigns continue virtually through the COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa House candidate Christina Bohannon speaks during the kickoff event for her Iowa House bid at Big Grove on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Bohannon advocates for combating climate change, voices for education, and addressing gun violence.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 1, 2020

Christina Bohannan was in the midst of knocking doors for her campaign for Iowa’s 85th House District when schools and businesses began to close in response to the COVID-19 outbreak around March 17. “I had my list and I was going up and down knocking doors on different streets,” Bohannan...

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Joe Biden, joining Iowa’s two other Democratic members of Congress

Congressman Dave Loebsack (Iowa-2) speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018. The event featured a variety of local and national democratic politicians who spoke on how Democrats can work together leading up to the midterm elections.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 12, 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, joining the other two Democratic members of Iowa's congressional delegation. Iowa Congresswomen Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer both endorsed Biden in January. Loebsack said in a press release that President...

Johnson County was the sole Iowa county Elizabeth Warren won. Her supporters there react to her dropped 2020 bid.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 5, 2020

University of Iowa fifth-year student Cesar Perez described the end of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign as heartbreaking and infuriating, saying she was the Democratic candidate with the most detailed policies. “Literally what people have to understand is people picke...

Elizabeth Warren ends White House bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to an audience at NewBo Market in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Warren encouraged attendees to support her nomination at the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 5, 2020

Massachusets Senator Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign after failing to place first in any of the 14 Super Tuesday states.  Warren, who was once a high-polling candidate in the race, finished in third place in the Iowa caucuses, only winning the most delegates in Johnson Count...