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U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters during a watch party for the 2022 Iowa midterm elections at Spare Time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Hinson is up for reelection for her seat in the house against state Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha.

Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson retains 2nd District seat, Liz Mathis concedes

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 8, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, the incumbent in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, took the stage in Cedar Rapids late Tuesday to proclaim victory. Her opponent, Democrat Liz Mathis, conceded...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Iowa Secretary of State calls for ballot recount in two counties

Jami Martin-Trainor, Assistant Digital Editor November 9, 2022

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate called for a recount of votes in Warren County and Des Moines County.  Pate tweeted at 12:24 a.m. on Wednesday...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his Texas rally at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 22. 2022, in Robstown. (Angela Piazza for the Caller-Times/USA Today)

Trump visits Sioux City, endorses Gov. Kim Reynolds, Sen. Chuck Grassley

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 3, 2022

Former President Donald Trump addressed bleachers holding thousands of Iowans dawning bright red hats filled the small Sioux City, Iowa, airport on Thursday evening. Classic rock blared over the...

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

Rep. Ashley Hinson hospitalized, Tuesday debate canceled

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 17, 2022

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, was admitted to UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on Sunday evening for a kidney infection, according to a statement from Hinson’s official Twitter...

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

Hinson, Mathis debate abortion rights, infrastructure

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 12, 2022

Abortion rights, infrastructure, and parental rights were a few of the topics that U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, and Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, clashed during a debate hosted by both candidates'...

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

Women’s issues and a few other fact-checks in Iowa’s US Senate race

Lyle Muller and Liam Halawith October 12, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Chuck Grassley and Mike Franken tossed several barbs...

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

Fact Check | The facts about Iowa’s 2nd District congressional candidates and abortion

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 11, 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:  U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson...

Grassley confirms he wouldn’t vote for a national abortion ban during a debate Thursday

Grassley confirms he wouldn’t vote for a national abortion ban during a debate Thursday

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 6, 2022

Iowa’s candidates for the U.S. Senate race sparred over their sharp ideological differences on the Iowa PBS stage on Thursday night.  With the balance of power in the U.S. Congress in play this...

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.

Fact Check | Facts behind Iowa’s 1st District congressional debate

Natalie Dunlap, Sabine Martin, Kate Perez, and Lyle Muller September 30, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Christina Bohannan had...

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...

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 26, 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...

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