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Democratic candidate Liz Mathis and U.S. Rep Ashley Hinson speaking at various political events on Sept. 3 and Aug. 28 respectively.

Congressional opponents in 2nd District both draw on past journalism experience

Lauren White, Politics Reporter September 27, 2022

Arnold Schwarzenegger and former presidents Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan are just a few who went from the screen to political office. Now, in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, both candidates...

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear speaks at a town hall, hosted by the University Democrats at Iowa, at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. DeJear spoke about education and health care access in Iowa, before fielding questions from the public.

Gov. candidate Deidre DeJear speaks on the importance of addressing the needs of all Iowans

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter September 27, 2022

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear expressed the importance of health care access and education in Iowa at a University Democrats at Iowa town hall on Monday with 42 days until the...

Left; Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, announces she is seeking reelection in Iowa’s 1st congressional district during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Right; Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

1st District candidates clash on abortion, infrastructure in debate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 27, 2022

The candidates in Iowa’s newly drawn 1st Congressional District found some common ground on issues like eminent domain, but mostly drew sharp ideological differences in a debate on Monday night hosted...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Grassley says he won’t center Franken allegations, Grassley Works calls for accuser’s release from NDA

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 21, 2022

After Democratic senate candidate, Mike Franken was accused of alleged assault by his former campaign staffer Kimberly Strope-Boggus, Franken’s opponent, incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and...

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mike Franken speaks at a fundraising event for democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken accused of assault by former campaign manager

Liam Halawith and Emily Delgado September 19, 2022

Editor’s note: This is a developing story, check back for updates. Mike Franken, Iowa’s Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, denied the assault allegation made by his former campaign manager...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

How President Biden’s new student loan plan could affect midterm voter turnout

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter September 11, 2022

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are preparing for higher voter turnout among young for the November midterm election. The unveiling of the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief...

A sign is seen at a fundraising event for democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan while democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mike Franken speaks at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Franken is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is currently serving his seventh term in the Senate. The wage scale in many communities has stayed flat for 30 years, Franken said. I want [Iowa] to be the place where the 18-year-olds and the 27-year-olds at least consider staying.

Six Democrats run unopposed in Johnson County this midterm season

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 11, 2022

Six Johnson County candidates are running unopposed on the ballot in November, all of them Democrats. The candidates are working to help Democrats running for federal and state offices in their district...

Reporters interview Democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at a fundraising event at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Mathis is pursuing a seat in Iowas 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House while Bohannan is pursuing a seat in Iowas 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Bohannan and Mathis spoke about polarization in politics, education, abortion rights, and healthcare at the event.

Democrats look to leverage voter engagement for midterm elections

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 3, 2022

Iowa Democrats are looking to get voters to shore up a “blue wave” this midterm season.  Democrats state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City and state Sen. Liz Mathis, D- Hiawatha, are campaigning...

Michael Franken, a running democratic candidate for the US Senate spoke today at a meet and greet coined as his ”River to River” This meet and greet was held at Tic Toc restaurant. Held outside, fans of Franken cheered him on as his speech was listened to by his supporters.

Franken responds to Grassley ad criticizing him for comments on rural Iowa

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 3, 2022

Admiral Mike Franken – the Democratic Senate candidate running against incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa,  – responded to an ad produced by Grassley that quoted Franken.  The commercial...

Fact Check | Differences exist in how to spend it, but state budget surplus has cash

Fact Check | Differences exist in how to spend it, but state budget surplus has cash

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor August 29, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short: Iowa Democratic gubernatorial...

U.S. Rep Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Hinson and other Republicans poke holes in Biden’s agenda ahead of midterms

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter August 28, 2022

Republicans are aiming to campaign on a few ideas to push their red wave this midterm election, which comes on the heels of dissatisfaction with Biden’s administration. U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson,...

A sign indicates a polling location on Election Day at Horace Mann Elementary School in Iowa City on Nov. 2, 2021. This year’s election is centered on local city councils and school boards.

Iowa election officials navigating new GOP election law ahead of midterms

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter August 28, 2022

As Iowa election officials prepare for the midterm elections, county auditors could face criminal penalties under a recent law passed in the GOP-controlled legislature. Senate File 413, signed in...

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