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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...

Andrew Dunn, Democratic candidate running for Iowa House District 90, holds the microphone while passionately speaking about bipartisanship during the University of Iowa Faculty Staff Legislative Forum at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Iowa Democratic House and Senate candidates talk policy at University of Iowa forum

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 18, 2022

  Candidates in the upcoming legislative races, majority Democrats, worked to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. The University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Staff Council hosted...

Iowa Senate Candidate John Raley speakers with students on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Iowa Senate candidate John Raley highlights need for bipartisanship

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 23, 2022

Candidate for Iowa Senate District 45, John Raley, visited the University of Iowa on Wednesday night to meet with the University Democrats, where he and the students agreed that education, LGBTQ+ rights,...

Iowa House candidate Tony Currin poses for a photo Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Iowa House candidate Tony Currin promises to make a difference in the Legislature by being loud

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter March 9, 2022

With five months until the primary election, Iowa City labor leader and Democratic activist Tony Currin, a candidate for Iowa House District 89, promises that he will cause a ruckus in the Iowa Legislature...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waves to attendees and legislative members during the conclusion of the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more. Reynolds closed her speech with a quote from “Field of Dreams.” “James Earl Jones’ character tells Ray Kinsella, in a baritone voice I can’t imitate: ‘People will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom.’”

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces 2022 reelection bid

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 9, 2022

With a little under eight months until the 2022 midterm elections, Iowa ​​Gov. Kim Reynolds formally launched her reelection campaign on Wednesday on the platform of protecting Iowans’ freedoms.  “With...

Kevin Kinney stands in a field on Sept. 14, 2018 in Iowa City outside of Midtown Family Restaurant.

State Sen. Kevin Kinney will run for reelection in District 46

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter March 7, 2022

State Sen. Kevin Kinney, D-Oxford, announced his reelection campaign for Iowa’s District 46.  Kinney, if reelected, will continue to represent Johnson, Washington and Iowa Counties, which is...

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

Iowa Senate candidate Janice Weiner visits UI to discuss priorities

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 3, 2022

Janice Weiner, an Iowa City City Councilor and candidate for Iowa Senate district 45, University of Iowa Democrats Wednesday night her priorities include affordable child care, funding education, and...

Christy Wolfe announces candidacy for Iowa House District 90

Christy Wolfe announces candidacy for Iowa House District 90

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter March 2, 2022

Christy Wolfe is joining a crowded Democratic field for Iowa House District 90, which represents Iowa City.  Wolfe’s sister, Rep. Mary Wolfe, D-Clinton, served in the Iowa House for 12 years...

Adam Zabner, a candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with University Democrats at Iowa on Wednesday to discussion his campaign priorities.

Iowa House candidate Adam Zabner emphasizes need for university funding

Lauren White, Politics Reporter February 16, 2022

With nine months until the 2022 midterm elections, candidates are amping up their campaigning in Iowa City. Adam Zabner, Democratic candidate for Iowa House District 90, met with the University Democrats...

Sen. Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, speaks on the chamber floor on Jan. 11, 2022.

Iowa State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls of Coralville to run for reelection in 2022

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter February 9, 2022

Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, announced his reelection campaign for Senate District 43 on Wednesday.  Wahls was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2018 and was elected...

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer addresses the audience during Progress Iowa Corn Feed at The Newbo City Market in Cedar Rapids on July 14, 2019. 11 candidates came to speak with supporters and give speeches.

Iowa City politicians endorse Democratic candidate Abby Finkenauer for Senate

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter February 9, 2022

Democratic Senate candidate and former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer announced endorsements from Iowa City political figures on Tuesday. Local elected officials Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem Megan Alter,...

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