The Daily Iowan

Democratic National Committee recommends not to approve virtual caucus

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price discusses the Iowa caucuses in an interview for The Daily Iowan at Prairie Lights on Friday, May 5, 2019. (Jenna Galligan)

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

August 30, 2019

The Iowa Democratic Party’s plans for a virtual caucus have been axed five months ahead of the Feb. 3 caucus date, prompting party officials to search for a new way to increase access to Iowa’s caucuses. The Iowa Democratic Party announced in February its plans to hold a virtual caucus. This w...

Iowa City voters react to the first night of July debates

Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, watch the debates from his campaign office in Iowa City on July 30, 2019. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

DI staff

July 30, 2019

Iowa City residents were tuned into the second round of Democratic debates on the evening of July 30 to watch 10 candidates spar for the Democratic presidential nomination. Several campaigns hosted debate watch parties across town, and some Iowa City voters say now is about time that the debates...

Democrats visit small-town Iowa on Fourth of July

Crowds gather during a 4th of July parade in Independence Iowa on July 4, 2019. Former Vice President Joe Biden, former Congressmen Beto O'Rourke, and Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio were in attendance. This is the 159th 4th of July parade in Independence.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

July 4, 2019

INDEPENDENCE — In an Iowa town of slightly more than 6,000 residents, former Vice President Joe Biden, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made appearances during the town’s annual Fourth of July parade. Independence Mayor Bonnie Davis said this was the 159th...

Former Iowa City mayor runs for Iowa House in special election

Gubernatorial candidate Ross Wilburn speaks during the Johnson County Democrats BBQ at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Multiple gubernatorial candidates spoke at the event as well as guest speaker Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa). (Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Rylee Wilson, News Reporter

June 30, 2019

Ross Wilburn, a former Iowa City mayor, is the Democratic nominee in a special election for the Iowa House of Representatives in Ames. Iowa House District 46 was vacated by Rep. Lisa Heddens after she was appointed to the Story County Board of Supervisors. Wilburn was selected by the Story County ...

Iowa Democrats react to second night of presidential-nomination debates

Democratic presidential candidates wave to the crowd as they arrive to the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for Day 2 of the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 elections. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

DI Staff

June 27, 2019

Rosemary Schwartz, the Democratic chair in Benton County, said Sen. Kamala Harris stood out to her in the Democratic presidential-nomination debates on June 27 even though she has supported former Vice President Joe Biden so far. A notable moment of the debates was when Harris called out Biden for wor...

Iowans react to the first round of Democratic presidential-nomination debates

Supporters of Kamala Harris outside of the  Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, June 9, 2019. 19 democrats spoke at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame.

Julia Shanahan & Rylee Wilson

June 26, 2019

The first round of Democratic debates for the presidential nomination took place on the evening of June 26 in Miami, during which candidates talked about family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, tensions with Iran, climate change, and universal health care. Because of the large number of qualifying ca...

A year after Parkland, Iowa City School District members speak out on Iowa gun legislation

Students traverse a hallway at Iowa City High School on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter

February 14, 2019

A year ago to the date, 17 people were fatally shot at the hands of a gunman with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. The tragedy sparked a series of national protests, and in Iowa City, high-school students led a walkout and a march on the Pent...

Photos: Sen. Cory Booker visits Iowa

Presidential candidate Cory Booker receives a tour of the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids before a community forum on Friday, February 8, 2019. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced his bid for President on February 1, 2019.

Wyatt Dlouhy, Photojournalist

February 9, 2019

Potential 2020-er Cory Booker makes endorsement in Johnson County supervisor’s race

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker talks with the media on Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was the key note speaker at this years Democratic Fall Gala.

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

December 5, 2018

A national Democrat considering a presidential bid released a video endorsing a candidate for Johnson County Supervisor Wednesday. Cory Booker, a Democrat U.S. senator from New Jersey, released a 50-second video supporting Royceann Porter, a community organizer aiming to make history in a December...

Photos: Election Night in Iowa (11/6/18)

Kim Reynolds supporters celebrate her victory during the Kim Reynolds watch party at the Hilton in Des Moines on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

DI Photo Staff

November 7, 2018

Dave Loebsack wins re-election for 7th term in Congress

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) (center) shakes hands with Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom at an election night watch party at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Isabella Senno, Politics Reporter

November 6, 2018

Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, defeated opponent Christopher Peters in the race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, ensuring he will serve a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Loebsack has garnered 55 percent of the vote, and Peters finished with 42.34 percent of the vote, according...

Voter turnout increases across Iowa

Students are seen voting at the Main Library on Nov. 6, 2018.

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

November 7, 2018

Voters turned out more than the 2014 elections. As of press time, 59.8 percent of Iowa’s electorate had voted Tuesday; 1,296,520 of voters cast a ballot, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. Seven percent of Iowa’s precincts had not reported results by midnight Tuesday. Ringgold...