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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...

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...

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...

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...

Sen. Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford) speaks at a campaign event at his family farm.

Sen. Kinney holds barbecue to encourage more rural Iowans to vote blue

Lauren White, Politics Reporter August 28, 2022

Over burgers and hotdogs, Sen. Kevin Kinney encouraged supporters and local Iowans to re-elect him and vote more Democrats into the statehouse with a barbecue at his farm Saturday afternoon. One...

Deidre DeJear puts public education as top priority at campaign event

Deidre DeJear puts public education as top priority at campaign event

Meg Doster, News Editor July 14, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear puts Iowa’s public education as her top priority, as Iowa ranks no. 43 on the national list. DeJear said Iowa has fallen in ranking because of...

Former United States Admiral Mike Franken talks to the media on Jan. 26 2022 in the Daily Iowan Newsroom located in the Adler Journalism Building. Franken is running for state and talked about his campaign goals.

Mike Franken wins the Democratic nomination, will take on Sen. Grassley in November

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s U.S. Senate primary race and will take on long-time incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, who won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.  Three...

Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 45 Janice Weiner (right) talks to Iowa Rep. Christina Bohannan, who is running for the U.S. Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (left) at a watch party during the 2022 Iowa Primaries at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Janice Weiner defeated John Raley.

From Iowa City Councilor to Iowa Senator: Janice Weiner wins Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 45

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 7, 2022

After a lifetime of leadership in Iowa City and time spent overseas as a U.S. Diplomat, Janice Weiner will be heading to the Iowa state senate in 2023. The Iowa City Councilor Weiner won the primary...

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...

Democratic legislative candidates in Johnson County answer questions at a forum hosted by University Democrats at Iowa on April 20, 2022.

Johnson County House, Senate candidates agree on importance of prioritizing young Iowans

Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter April 20, 2022

Democratic House and Senate candidates in Johnson County agreed the statehouse needs to prioritize young Iowans.  The University Democrats at Iowa held a forum for Johnson County House and Senate...

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