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Iowa Legislative Services Agency releases second redistricting plan

Iowa Legislative Services Agency releases second redistricting plan

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor October 21, 2021

Iowa’s Legislative Services Agency has released its second redistricting plan after Senate Republicans rejected the first iteration of the map, concerned that certain districts were not compact enough.  Lawmakers...

Retired Naval officer, Michael Franken speaks to supporters at the law office of Iowa City attorney Jim Larew on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. After forty years of service in the Navy, Franken is stepping down to pursue a campaign for senator.

Mike Franken enters race for Grassley’s Senate seat

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Another Democratic challenger has entered the race to unseat seven-term Sen. Chuck Grassley.  Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, announced his bid for the Senate on Thursday. Franken ran for...

Former President Donald Trump greets Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, after endorsing the senator on Saturday night.

Fact-checking former President Donald Trump’s Iowa speech

Lyle Muller and Caleb McCullough October 10, 2021

If your time is short: Former President Trump's latest stop was Des Moines, Iowa, as he made the rounds across the United States to fire up his political supporters.  Iowa is the first...

Former President Donald Trump greets Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, after endorsing the senator on Saturday night.

In Des Moines rally, Trump pushes election misinformation

Natalie Dunlap and Lauren White October 10, 2021

Former President Donald Trump continued to spread discredited and false claims about the 2020 presidential election at a rally in Des Moines on Saturday, while deriding the Biden administration and...

Chuck Grassley stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event was a fundraiser for current governor Kim Reynolds.

Former President Donald Trump endorses Chuck Grassley for U.S. Senate

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor October 9, 2021

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Chuck Grassley at a Des Moines Rally Saturday night, saying the seven-term U.S. Senator has been a powerful force for conservative causes in the Senate. "I'm...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation 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.

Former Iowa Representative enters U.S. Senate race

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 8, 2021

Another Democrat has joined the race for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate seat.  Bob Krause, a Democrat who represented portions of the Palo Alto and Humboldt counties in the Iowa House for three...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.

Republicans meet in Coralville to encourage young voter participation

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 5, 2021

The Johnson County Republicans met in Coralville on Tuesday to encourage party members to strengthen the young Republican vote in Iowa.  Along with the usual priorities of rallying Republican Iowans...

The Iowa Senate gavels in and begins a special session on redistricting maps on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Iowa Senate rejects first legislative and congressional maps

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 5, 2021

Republicans in the Iowa Senate voted down the first set of congressional and legislative maps proposed by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency, requiring the nonpartisan agency to return to the drawing...

Chuck Grassley stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event was a fundraiser for current governor Kim Reynolds.

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s career by the numbers

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 1, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced his reelection campaign last week. He is seeking his eighth term in the U.S. as the second oldest current senator, and one of the longest-serving senators in U.S....

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at Linn County Fairgrounds. Grassley acknowledged the work that Hinson has done.

Sen. Chuck Grassley will seek an eighth term

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 24, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, is running for an eighth term in the U.S. Senate. Grassley, a Republican, made his announcement Friday in a Tweet posted at 4 a.m., which is when he wakes up to run six...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks addresses a crowd on Sept. 18 at her inaugural tailgate, where she criticized President Joe Bidens vaccine mandate for millions of workers, the Afghanistan withdrawal, and the border crisis.

Rep. Miller-Meeks launches reelection campaign with support of fellow veteran Sen. Cotton

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 18, 2021

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, officially announced her reelection bid in Johnson County on Saturday, surrounded by political allies, including Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Iowa Republicans.  “I...

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

Tom Miller to run for reelection in 2022

Lauren White , Politics Reporter September 18, 2021

Attorney General Tom Miller announced that he will be running for reelection on Saturday. Currently serving his tenth term in the office, the Democrat is the longest serving state attorney general...

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