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Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Muscatine, speaks at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.

Republican Bobby Kaufmann solidifies fourth term in the Iowa House

Claire Benson, News Reporter November 3, 2020

WILTON — Republican Bobby Kaufmann was reelected to serve his fourth term in the Iowa House on Tuesday night — still the sole Republican state lawmaker in Johnson County.  State Rep. Bobby...

A sign marking a polling location is seen outside the North Liberty Community Center in North Liberty on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In 2016, Johnson County was one of six Iowa counties to vote for a democratic presidential candidate, according to the New York Times.

Live updates: Twitter reactions as Election Day unfolds in Iowa

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 3, 2020

Election Day has arrived and as races unfold in Iowa and across the country, social media acts as an outlet for instant reactions. The Daily Iowan is tracking updates from our reporters across the...

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Iowa auditors begin processing absentee ballots amid record early-voting

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough November 1, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of ballots have already been cast in Iowa prior to Nov. 3, and county auditors are preparing to count a record number of early ballots by the end of election night. Johnson...

Ernst mostly true in claiming she is one of the most bipartisan senators

Ernst mostly true in claiming she is one of the most bipartisan senators

Rylee Wilson and Rachel Schilke October 21, 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...

Sheriff vies for longtime Republican House seat

Sheriff vies for longtime Republican House seat

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor October 6, 2020

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek’s bid to unseat four-term Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, is an uphill battle, in his own words, however the race is one of many that some Iowa Democrats hope...

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Joni Ernst praises Trump as an advocate for Iowa farmers in RNC speech

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor August 26, 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, made a case for President Trump at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night for being an advocate to Iowa farmers, and painted a bleak picture of what the agricultural...

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.

Christina Bohannan wins Democratic nomination for the Iowa House

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...

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.

Campaigns continue virtually through the COVID-19 pandemic

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...

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