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Former President Barack Obama endorses Rita Hart, other Iowa Democrats

Rita Hart, Democratic candidate for Iowa's Second Congressional District, speaks to supporters at Yotopia in Iowa City on Sunday.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

August 3, 2020

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Rita Hart, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, along with other Democrats running in Iowa and other states on Monday through his social media.  I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathe...

Rita Hart calls for overturning Citizens United in virtual rally

Democratic candidate Rita Hart speaks during a brunch fundraiser for Sen. Zach Wahls at the Walker Homestead on July 14, 2019.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

July 30, 2020

Rita Hart called for an end to corporate money in politics in a virtual rally via Zoom on Thursday.  Hart, the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, teamed up with End Citizens United President, Tiffany Muller to discuss her plan in tacklin...

Joe Biden rallies Iowa Democrats 100 days out from general election

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Democratic 2020 Hall of Fame Celebration on Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 26, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden was one of a few Democratic presidential hopefuls not to speak at last year’s packed Hall of Fame Celebration, which drew 19 of the party’s nearly two dozen candidates. This year, he headlined the event as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee. The Iowa Democratic Party’s summer f...

Republican committee’s claim about the estate tax isn’t the whole story

Republican committee's claim about the estate tax isn't the whole story

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 23, 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 Rylee Wilson If your time is short: A new ad in Iowa claims the estate tax forces family farms and small businesses ...

Iowa 4th District party leaders remain focused on general election after King’s defeat

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, speaks to the Westside Conservative Club on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at The Machine Shed in Urbandale, Iowa.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

June 22, 2020

Nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King lost his bid for reelection in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District to Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra in early June — though Democrats have sought to oust the Republican congressmen for years, their focus remains firm on electing Democratic nominee J.D. Schol...

Iowa shatters primary turnout record with mail-in ballots in unprecedented primary election amid COVID-19

Stickers on the floor encouraging social distancing are seen on the floor on Tuesday, June 2 in Iowa City West High School.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

June 2, 2020

A record number of Iowans cast their ballots in Tuesday's primaries after the Secretary of State's Office mailed each active Iowa voter an absentee ballot-request form to encourage voting from home. Statewide voter turnout was at 24.11 percent according to the Secretary of State website. Of more than 2.1 million registere...

Miller-Meeks wins Republican nomination in Iowa’s 2nd District House race

Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks with a member of UISG during the Hawkeye Caucus at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 9, 2019. The Hawkeye Caucus provides members of the University of Iowa community to come speak with Iowa legislators.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 2, 2020

State Sen. Marianette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, won the Republican nomination for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District with 47.54 percent of the vote at press time, after a contentious campaign against opponent Bobby Schilling. Schilling received 36.38 percent of the vote. Candidates Steve Everl...

Theresa Greenfield wins Democratic Senate primary

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Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 2, 2020

Des Moines businesswoman Theresa Greenfield won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, taking 47.7 percent of the vote and beating out three challengers, securing the nomination to face Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, in the November general election. Greenfield, 56, was endorsed by the Democratic Senat...

Randy Feenstra ousts Steve King, clinches Republican party nomination for 4th District

Randy Feenstra ousts Steve King, clinches Republican party nomination for 4th District

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

June 2, 2020

Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, has clinched the Republican party’s nomination representing the 4th District of Iowa following the state’s primary Tuesday night. The victory comes after a competitive battle with Steve King, an incumbent of nearly 20 years, along with three other chal...

Johnson County Supervisor incumbents win primary election

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The Supervisors discussed budget items for the year.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

June 2, 2020

Incumbent Johnson County Supervisors Lisa Green-Douglass, Royceann Porter, and Rod Sullivan won the primary election nomination for the Democratic ballot Tuesday night. As of press time, Green-Douglass received the most votes with a total of 18,875 while Porter received 16,961 and Sullivan won t...

Christina Bohannan wins Democratic nomination for the Iowa House

Iowa House candidate Christina Bohannon poses for a portrait 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.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

June 2, 2020

Running against an incumbent of 20 years, UI law professor Christina Bohannan claimed victory in the Democratic primary for Iowa House District 85. The current Hawkeye ran against former Hawkeye Vicki Lensing, who has held the house seat since 2000, after kicking off her campaign in November of 20...

Kunkel wins Democratic nomination for Johnson County Sheriff

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Molly Allen, News Reporter

June 2, 2020

Detective Sgt. Brad Kunkel won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary election for Johnson County Sheriff. Kunkel won 82% percent of the vote. His opponent, Sgt. Al Fear, garnered 17% percent of the vote. Lonny Pulkrabek, who served as Johnson County Sheriff for 15 years, ran for th...