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Cruz jumps in polling in Iowa

Cruz jumps in polling in Iowa

December 8, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has bested Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in one new Iowa poll — but he still hasn’t solidified a frontrunner position. In a Monmouth University Poll released Monday, 24 percent of Republican likely caucus-goers said Cruz would be their first choice. Trump — who has be...

Cruz feels the Iowa warmth

Cruz feels the Iowa warmth

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

December 7, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — Greeted with a standing ovation and cheers loud enough that could make one’s ears ring, it was easy to see that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the crowd-favorite at the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 5.The 44-year-old senator spent his time on stage addressing his opposition to gun cont...

Trump remains outspoken

Trump remains outspoken

December 7, 2015

By Matthew Jack [email protected] DAVENPORT — GOP hopeful Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of hundreds on Dec. 5 as part of his Iowa campaign courting potential caucus-goers and fire up support in one of the most important swing states in the country. While briefly addressing a variety of issu...

Super PAC jumps in for Sanders

Super PAC jumps in for Sanders

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

December 4, 2015

Like it or not, Bernie Sanders now has a Super PACs backing his presidential aspirations. In Iowa City and across the state, National Nurses United is sponsoring billboards featuring the Vermont senator. “We are going to continue to campaign for him,” said Charles Idelson a spokesman for the union. “...

In Iowa, GOP candidates still lag behind Democrats in ground game effort

In Iowa, GOP candidates still lag behind Democrats in ground game effort

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

December 2, 2015

As Hillary Clinton’s foot soldiers barrel through Iowa, dominating her party rivals by endorsements and full-time staff and organizing offices, a very different picture is coming into focus across the political spectrum. So-called “outsider” Republicans vying for their party’s nomination have spiked ...

Ethanol supporters target Cruz

Ethanol supporters target Cruz

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

December 2, 2015

After months of lobbying, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a slight increase in the amount of renewable fuels that are required to make up the nation’s supply. But the ultimate prize for ethanol advocates lies in a far different realm for 2016. Following such a focus, an Iowa-based eth...

Clinton returns to Iowa


Clinton returns to Iowa


December 2, 2015

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be back in Iowa this week to discuss job creation. Clinton will present her five-year, $275 billion plan, which would create jobs and increase wages. The former secretary of State’s stops will be in Sioux City and Fort Dodge. According to Quinnipiac Uni...

Cruz’s poll numbers rise

Cruz’s poll numbers rise

December 1, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] CORALVILLE — Republican presidential candidate Sen.Ted Cruz — buoyed by rising presidential poll numbers in the state — began the final day of retail politicking of his latest visit here like clockwork. He opened with speech lines directed at evange...

Loebsack joins GOP in refugee vote

Loebsack joins GOP in refugee vote

November 20, 2015

Syrian refugee bill divides part of Iowa’s congressional delegation. By Brent Griffiths |  [email protected] Iowa’s lone Democrat in Congress defied a presidential veto threat and joined a contingent of his fellow liberal lawmakers in passing stricter requirements for Syrian refugees seeking...

No refugees, Santorum says

No refugees, Santorum says

November 19, 2015

Rick Santorum is strongly against Syrian refugees, but Iowa audience is not. By Aaron Walker [email protected] Some Iowans disagreed with GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s stance to not accept Syrian refugees into the U.S. when he spoke in Coralville Wednesday. “We should not be a...

Jindal suspends campaign

Jindal suspends campaign

November 18, 2015

Jindal suspends presidential campaign after blanketing Iowa but coming up short. By Brent Griffiths [email protected] In churches, public libraries, coffeehouses, and yes, Pizza Ranches, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ventured far beyond the Des Moines area, checking off counties and small t...

Paul returns to Iowa

Paul returns to Iowa

November 18, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul will head back to Iowa. The Kentucky senator will be in first-in-the-nation caucus state on Friday and Saturday. He will appear at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, which is hosted by the Family Leader, a Christian conservative advocacy group. He will...