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Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Lauren White , Politics Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign...

Janice Weiner poses for a portrait Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Iowa City Councilor Janice Weiner to announce Iowa Senate run

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 14, 2021

Janice Weiner confirmed to The Daily Iowan that she will be running for a seat in the Iowa Senate in the 2022 election. While an official announcement has not been made, Weiner told the DI of her...

From left, Democrats Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Rep. Christina Bohannan, and Rep. Mary Mascher, who all represent Iowa City in front of a map of Johnson County. Graphic by Caleb McCullough.

Fresh faces will represent Johnson County in 2023

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 14, 2021

At least four new faces will represent Johnson County under the golden dome in Des Moines following the 2022 election. Political leaders from both parties in Iowa said it will be a refreshing change...

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann say their goodbyes to the Wilton crowd on November 12, 2021

Kaufmann Harvest Festival hosts Sen. Tom Cotton

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 13, 2021

The 14th Annual Kaufmann Harvest Festival drew about 170 attendants in Wilton on Friday night. GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann and his son, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, hosted the fundraiser, featuring Sen....

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, speaks on the first day of the 2019 Iowa legislative session Jan. 14, 2019.

Rep. Mary Mascher not seeking reelection to Iowa House

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 8, 2021

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, will not seek reelection in 2022. The legislator made her announcement on Monday morning.  Mascher told The Daily Iowan she had been thinking about retirement...

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City answers a question during the Eastern Iowa Legislative Forum hosted by The Daily Iowan at the Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The forum surrounded topics including education, state budget, medicare, and environmental issues. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Sen. Joe Bolkcom will not seek reelection in 2022

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 4, 2021

Iowa Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, will not seek reelection to his seat in 2022. "I am deeply grateful for the trust, guidance, and strong support I have received from the people of Iowa City and...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.

Former Iowa Representative enters U.S. Senate race

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 8, 2021

Another Democrat has joined the race for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate seat.  Bob Krause, a Democrat who represented portions of the Palo Alto and Humboldt counties in the Iowa House for three...

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...

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.

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s career by the numbers

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 1, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced his reelection campaign last week. He is seeking his eighth term in the U.S. as the second oldest current senator, and one of the longest-serving senators in U.S....

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

Tom Miller to run for reelection in 2022

Lauren White , Politics Reporter September 18, 2021

Attorney General Tom Miller announced that he will be running for reelection on Saturday. Currently serving his tenth term in the office, the Democrat is the longest serving state attorney general...

Former secretary of state candidate Deidre DeJear speaks during a town hall event for Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. at the IMU on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Harris is running for president in the 2020 election.

Deidre DeJear second Democrat to enter Iowa’s gubernatorial race

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor August 15, 2021

Deidre DeJear is running as a Democrat in Iowa’s 2022 gubernatorial race. DeJear announced her campaign at an event on Saturday in West Des Moines.  “I've worked in engaging voters in every...

Iowa State House Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, is planning to run for Iowa Governor Election in 2022.

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ras Smith to run ‘unifying’ campaign for Iowa

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 16, 2021

Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, became the first person to announce their candidacy for governor for the 2022 election on Tuesday, ahead of incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds, who has not yet indicated if she...

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