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Presidential Candidates at the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair takes place in Des Moins on Thursday, August 8th, 2019. The state fair is known for its games, food, and political discource.

August 5, 2019

Twenty-three presidential hopefuls descended upon the Iowa State Fair to eat turkey legs, flip pork chops, and meet fair-goers. One stop they all made was at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox to pitch their plans to Iowans (and the national media) at the State Fair. The Daily Iowan covere...

Rubio fires up some

Senator Marco Rubio speaks to a crowd at the Coralville Marriott on Monday Jan 18, 2016. Senator Rubio covered topics in his speech such as repealing Obamacare. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

January 19, 2016

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has long stressed his policies are more than just talking points. He has lived them. “I didn’t just read about it or respond to it in some magazine article,” Rubio said of his experience with college loans and growing up “paycheck to paycheck.” In Coralville,...

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

September 9, 2015

By Brent Griffiths [email protected] Outsider candidates are not new to presidential politics nor the first-in-the-nation caucuses, but each of the Republican hopefuls will have to confront the irony of their campaigns: winning an establishment contest with outsider appeal. “If you’r...