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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...

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...

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 Rep. Christina Bohannan encourages event-goers to support equal voting rights on stage during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Former U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Congressional candidate and state Rep. Christina Bohannan

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor August 30, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, is endorsing Christina Bohannan’s campaign for his old House seat. “Iowans deserve a leader who knows firsthand the struggles that so many in our communities...

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a town hall at Newbo City Market Bankers Trust Stage in Cedar Rapids, IA on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Sanders addressed childcare, climate change, coronavirus, and the $3.5 trillion Democratic budget plan, among other talking points.

Sen. Bernie Sanders in Cedar Rapids to pitch $3.5 trillion budget to Iowans

Lauren White, Politics Reporter August 29, 2021

Only five days after the U.S. House approved a $3.5 trillion budget plan, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., traveled to Cedar Rapids to sell Iowans on the bill and garner support for his legislative priorities....

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the road to the 2022  elections comes through Iowa.

Rep. Ashley Hinson announces reelection campaign, with support of Iowa Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor August 28, 2021

U.S. Rep Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, is running for reelection in 2022. The House freshman made her announcement during a BBQ at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Hinson, a former journalist,...

Iowa House Representative Christina Bohannon gives a speech during her birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

UI law professor Christina Bohannan announces bid for Congress

Natalie Dunlap and Rylee Wilson August 24, 2021

A University of Iowa professor is running for Congress. Rep. Christina Bohannan, who represents Iowa City in the state House of Representatives, announced her intent to run for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Rural doctor, Minden City Council member becomes third Democrat announcing candidacy for U.S. Senate

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 30, 2021

Rural Iowa doctor Glenn Hurst announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday. Hurst is currently a member of the Minden City Council, where he has his own private practice. In addition...

Iowa State Sen. Liz Mathis talks with media during Iowa House Rep. Christina Bohannon’s birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.  (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Democratic State Senator Liz Mathis running for U.S. Congress

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 27, 2021

Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, is running to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In her announcement video released on Tuesday morning, Mathis...

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