At this moment the most competitive Senate race in the country is in Iowa. The open senate seat created by the retirement of Tom Harkin (D) is a dead heat according to two new polls of the state.
|By: Elliott Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:00 pm|
Gun nuts are just nuts.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 18, 2014 9:19 am|
Support for medical marijuana is overwhelming everywhere in the country, even in Iowa. An incredible 81 percent of Iowa voters think it should be legal to use marijuana for medical purposes if prescribed by a doctor.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 25, 2014 10:13 am|
One of the many states that could cause problems for Democrats this November is Iowa since Sen. Tom Harkin (D) is retiring. In this open seat Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a solid, but shrinking, lead over the entire Republican field.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 22, 2013 7:30 am|
The Republican base is not excited about comprehensive immigration reform but the important question is, is it considered a big enough issue to have any effect on a possible primary. Because of gerrymandering the vast majority of House Republicans’ only real electoral concern is a primary challenge.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday May 3, 2013 3:00 pm|
Today the Iowa Supreme Court released an order requiring “the Iowa Department of Public Health to list as a parent on a child’s birth certificate the nonbirthing spouse in a lesbian marriage when the child was born to one of the spouses during the couple’s marriage”.
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:57 pm|
An independent study co-published by the Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group and Global Community Monitor reveals that, in the aftermath of ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill of over 500,000 gallons of diluted bitumen (dilbit) into Mayflower, AR, air quality in the area surrounding the spill has been affected by high levels of cancer-causing chemicals.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 28, 2013 1:05 pm|
Yesterday, Rep. Tom Latham (R) decided that he would not run for the Senate. Latham was widely viewed as one of the Republican Party’s best hopes for winning the seat in the general election and would have given King a very tough primary fight for the party’s nomination.
The news got even better for King today when Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), another potential top-tier candidate, announced that she would not challenge King in the primary. Reynolds will only run if King decides not to.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
While the horse race aspects of 2016 election Presidential election are mostly meaningless, the election is still important because it can impact the significant decisions powerful politicians are currently making. As long as a politician is seriously thinking about a run in 2016 it changes the leverage groups have over him/her. A perfect example is this anti-fracking ad that was run in Iowa against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 5, 2013 11:45 am|
If Rep. Steve King enters the race for the open Iowa Senate seat he would start out as an early favorite in the Republican primary. A Wenzel Strategies poll found King would have a 15 point lead over Rep. Tom Latham in an eight-way contest. Similarly, Public Policy Polling found King with a large lead in every possible primary field combination they tested.