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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Mike Pence speaks during the Faith and Freedom Presidential Town Hall at the Iowa Events Center on Sept. 16, 2023. The event had ten Republican candidates speak for a crowd of over 1,000. Pence highlighted issues like his stance on abortion and the banning of gender affirming care.

GOP presidential hopefuls talk abortion at evangelical town hall on Saturday

Grace Katzer and Natalie Miller September 17, 2023

Republican presidential hopefuls talked faith and Christianity during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet on Saturday. Evangelical Christians make up 37 percent of Iowa Republicans,...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen during the first day of the 90th Iowa legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

Iowa Democrats approve in-person caucus date

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor September 16, 2023

The Iowa Democratic party voted on Saturday morning to hold the in-person portion of the Iowa Caucuses on Jan. 15, 2024 — the same day as their GOP counterparts — while the timeline for the mail-in...

Three sisters pose for a photo while waiting for former president Donald Trump to speak during the 2023 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

Trump, DeSantis compete for Iowa Republican support at Iowa State Fair

Liam Halawith, Senior Politics Editor August 13, 2023

In the sweltering heat, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis sweat out the details of their plans for the nation’s highest office at the Iowa State Fair Saturday.  Ahead of the first GOP presidential...

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson sets up for an interview with Fox News during a meet and greet at the Miller Learning Center in Iowa City on Monday, May 1, 2023. Hutchinson is campaigning for the 2024 republican presidential nomination.

Photo: Asa Hutchinson meet and greet

Emily Nyberg, Photojournalist May 1, 2023

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson held a meet and greet with Iowa voters at the Miller Learning Center in Iowa City on Monday. Hutchinson is running for the 2024 republican presidential nomination.  At...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during a Republican-hosted event in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday. DeSantis receives a standing ovation. (Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)

Gov. Ron DeSantis touts record in first Iowa visit

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter March 10, 2023

In a packed convention hall at a Davenport casino Friday morning, the potential GOP Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis marked his first trip to Iowa. DeSantis was one of...

Former Iowa state senator Rita Hart speaks at a campaign event for democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa on Sept. 9, 2022. Hart represented the 49th District from 2013 to 2019. Hart lost to current U.S. House Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes in 2019. Speaking about Mathis, Hart said, Nobody worked harder in the state legislature than Liz Mathis.

Hart: Iowans and Americans cannot afford the extreme GOP agenda

Liam Halawith , Politics Editor March 9, 2023

Ahead of Iowa visits from former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rita Hart denounced their extreme agendas Thursday during a press conference. DeSantis...

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at the Sioux City Gateway Airport in Iowa.

Trump to visit Iowa ahead of 2024 presidential caucuses

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor March 2, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is planning his first visit to Iowa since announcing his 2024 presidential campaign bid in November 2022. Trump will visit Davenport on March 13 and deliver remarks...

Reporters interview Democratic candidates Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan at a fundraising event at the Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon, Iowa. Mathis is pursuing a seat in Iowas 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House while Bohannan is pursuing a seat in Iowas 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Bohannan and Mathis spoke about polarization in politics, education, abortion rights, and healthcare at the event.

Iowa Democrats navigate a new future with no caucuses

Emily Delgado , Politics Reporter February 19, 2023

After the Democratic National Committee approved a new primary calendar for the presidential nomination process, Iowa Democrats must navigate a new future without their first-in-the-nation spot and...

Members of the audience cheer as Pete Buttigeig takes the stage at the Bell Center following the closing of the polls on Monday, February 3, 2020.

‘Calendar chaos:’ An uncertain future for Iowa Democrats

Liam Halawith, Politics reporter December 6, 2022

Iowa Democrats are uncertain of future party organization following the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel vote on Friday to upend the early presidential nominating calendar ahead...

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-V.T. supporters wait for the results first round of counting at the 62 precinct of Des Moines in the Fieldhouse on the Drake campus on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. 849 people came out to caucus, and after the first round of counting, Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. lead the precinct with 212 votes. Sanders finished second in the caucuses with 26.1% of state convention delegates, 0.1% less than winner Pete Buttigieg.

DNC expected to kick Iowa out of early nominating calendar

Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith December 2, 2022

This is a developing story check back for updates.  The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws committee voted on Friday afternoon to move Iowa out of the early nomination window for...

Iowa House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, responds to reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Iowa Democratic leaders defend Iowa’s first in the nation caucus

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 23, 2022

Iowa Democratic leaders defended the Iowa Caucus’ place in the early window of the presidential nomination process. The leaders pitched a plan to make the Iowa caucus system simpler at the Democratic...

University of Iowa students caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday February 3, 2020.

Iowa GOP retains first-in-the-nation caucuses; Democrats determined amid uncertainty

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor April 14, 2022

Iowa Republicans affirmed the position of the 2024 GOP caucuses after the Democratic National Committee moved Wednesday to strip Iowa of its guaranteed first-in-the-nation status on the Democrats’...

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