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From left to right: Democrats Glenn Hurst, Abby Finkenauer, and Mike Franken are running for the Democratic nomination in the election for U.S. Senate.

Democrats compete over nomination in U.S. Senate debate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor May 7, 2022

Democratic candidates Abby Finkenauer, Mike Franken, and Glenn Hurst all aimed to show they are best suited to take on Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley while answering policy questions during a debate...

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 6, 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 Mike Franken, who is seeking...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks in a Daily Iowan interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

47 years and counting: Chuck Grassley pursues eighth Senate election

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor May 3, 2022

In the Monroe County Courthouse on a snowy February day, Chuck Grassley stopped to speak with a small gathering of Iowans. Russia had just invaded Ukraine the previous night, and the people of Albia...

Iowa Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer is interviewed by The Daily Iowan journalists in Iowa City on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Finkenauer endorsed by Iowa Federation of Labor

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 28, 2022

The Iowa Federation of Labor endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Abby Finkenauer on Thursday. The Federation also endorsed Democratic candidates running for congress in all four Iowa districts.  Finkenauer...

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken speaks at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City on Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022.

Democratic Senate candidates contend for a place on the ballot

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 25, 2022

The three Democrats running to represent Iowa in the U.S Senate are rallying the state party with two months until the primary election as the state decides who will be the one to face Chuck Grassley...

Iowa Senate candidate Janice Weiner speaks with granddaughter Alaska Latham during the 2022 First District Democratic Convention at Liberty High School in North Liberty, Iowa, on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Regarding her goals, Weiner said, I am really focused now on coming up with ideas of what we can meet, what we need to do, whats possible, she said, and for the bigger picture what we must do for this state going forward.”

Democrats strategize for midterms at convention in 1st District

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor April 23, 2022

If organizers have conversations with those close to them every week about upcoming elections, Democrats could flip seats and gain more power in the state than they would by knocking on the doors of...

U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer, sitting next to her husband, Daniel Wasta, listens to oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in her appeal of a judges ruling that says she cannot appear on the June 7 Democratic primary ballot. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register)

Abby Finkenauer will remain on the primary ballot, Supreme Court decides

Emily Delgado, News Reporter April 15, 2022

Abby Finkenauer will appear on the ballot in the June 7 Democratic primary election for U.S. Senate, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday.  Reversing a lower court's decision, the court ruled...

U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer, sitting next to her husband, Daniel Wasta, listens to oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in her appeal of a judges ruling that says she cannot appear on the June 7 Democratic primary ballot. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register)

Iowa Supreme Court to decide on allowing Abby Finkenauer back on the ballot in the coming days

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 13, 2022

The Iowa Supreme Court will decide in the coming days whether U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer can be on the ballot as the June 7 Democratic primary approaches. The court heard oral arguments...

Iowa Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer poses for a portrait during Iowa House Rep. Christina Bohannan’s birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Abby Finkenauer to appeal ballot rejection to Iowa Supreme Court

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor April 11, 2022

Abby Finkenauer will appeal a judicial ruling disqualifying her from the ballot in the June 7 Democratic primary to the Iowa Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate candidate said in a prepared statement Monday. Judge...

Iowa Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer is interviewed by The Daily Iowan journalists in Iowa City on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Judge rejects Abby Finkenauer’s ballot nominating papers

Caleb McCullough and Emily Delgado April 11, 2022

Abby Finkenauer does not have enough valid signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot for the U.S. Senate in June, a judge ruled late Sunday night. Finkenauer will likely appeal the decision...

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller Meeks, R-Iowa, responds to questions in a Daily Iowan interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Democrats, Republicans in congress look to gain ground in midterms

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor April 10, 2022

With a longtime U.S. senator and three competitive house races on the ballot, members of Iowa’s congressional delegation said they’re confident in their party’s chances in the midterm elections. Rep....

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.

Miller-Meeks and Bohannan both feel confident about race in 1st Congressional District seat

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 3, 2022

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, and state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City, both say that they have reason to be confident they can win the 2022 election in Southeast Iowa this fall. In...

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