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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bolkcom glides to re-election for State Senate seat

Iowa State Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom shares a laugh with an attendee at an election night watch party at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Charles Peckman, News Reporter November 6, 2018

Joe Bolkcom, the incumbent Democratic state senator in Iowa Senate District 43, defeated University of Iowa senior and Republican Patrick Wronkiewicz to retain his seat by a large margin on Tuesday night. Bolkcom,...

UISG holds forum for state Senate hopefuls

Republican Patrick Wronkiewicz (left) is a UI student running against Democratic incumbent Joe Bolkcom (right) for Iowa's 37th state Senate district.
Jordan Prochnow, News Reporter October 24, 2018

On Wednesday, the University of Iowa Student Government held a forum with Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, and Republican hopeful Patrick Wronkiewicz. The candidates discussed a variety of issues, from tax...

How to vote early for the midterm elections

A student registers to vote on Sept. 21, 2018.
Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter October 7, 2018

The opportunity to vote in the 2018 midterm elections officially begins today, with under a month left until the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Voters in Johnson County have three options on how they can vote...

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann highlights cannabis, bipartisanship in run for fourth term

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann poses for a portrait on Sept. 14, 2018 in Iowa City at the Adler Journalism Building.
Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter September 18, 2018

After serving three terms in the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, hopes to be re-elected for a fourth term so he can work to expand Iowa’s medical-cannabis program and address Iowa’s...

Iowa Sen. Kevin Kinney looks to help agriculture with hemp production in seeking reelection,

Kevin Kinney stands in a field on Sept. 14, 2018 in Iowa City outside of Midtown Family Restaurant.
Julia DiGiacomo, News Reporter September 17, 2018

After completing his first term in office, Sen. Kevin Kinney, D-Oxford, seeks to resume his legislative work on a variety of issues, ranging from law enforcement to industrial-hemp production. The Democratic...

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