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Iowa 1st District hopeful O'Brien touts litigation as model for improving Congress
On the list of the "20 sleaziest ways to make a living," lawyers rank 16th - between oil company executives and soap opera stars.
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21 hrs ago
'There was no fighting': Iowa GOP candidates for Senate stay polite during forum
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Republicans seeking to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate are so polite.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Des Moines Register
Iowa Politics Insider: King shuns CPAC for alternate event
Disappointed with the annual conservative gathering of national activists known as CPAC, U.S. Rep. Steve King is going to a different event.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Washington Monthly
Limits of the Republican Senate Wave
It's understandable that Republicans are bullish about their chances of regaining control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.
Mitt Romney Endorses Candidate in Iowa Senate Race
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday endorsed state Sen. Joni Ernst in the crowded Republican primary in Iowa's open Senate seat.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Congressional Democrats Face Uphill Battle in Midterms
At this point, eight months before the Nov. 4 election, it's hard to see a lot of good news for congressional Democrats.
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: U.S. Senate candidates to discuss small business issues
Candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat with meet with Iowa small business owners in a forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 E. Locust Street, Des Moines.
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: Braley's mother endorses...
U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley's mother has endorsed a second-term legislator to succeed her son as Iowa's 1st District representative in Congress.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
More Than 200 House Members Support Local Radio Freedom Act
The National Association of Broadcasters reports that a bipartisan group of eight members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.
Todd Dorman wrote a new blog post: The Week -- Doing the 'Full County,' but is it enough?
So this week Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs became the latest Iowa candidate/politician to visit all of the state's 99 counties.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Fact Check: Minimum wage claim not supported by nonpartisan research
"The Legislative Services bureau, which does the nonpartisan figuring, knows it will create 1,400 jobs because the people at the lower end of the pay scale spend that money in the economy and it actually creates more jobs in the retail sector."
Rogers exits Iowa 1st District GOP race; will seek re-election to Legislature
After five months in the race for the Republican nomination in Iowa's U.S. House 1st District, state Rep. Walt Rogers is calling it quits.
Walt Rogers dropping out of race for Braley's congressional seat
State Representative Walt Rogers announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race for Bruce Braley's congressional seat and will focus on his reelection bid for his State House seat.
Iowa Democrats want Clinton as 2016 presidential nominee
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes remarks after receiving the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize from the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 6, 2013.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Miller-Meeks Takes Third Run At 2nd District
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Second Congressional District may have shifted since Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks last ran for Congress four years ago but hundreds of thousands of voters could see a familiar matchup.
Braley bill would help Iowans deal with ash borer
First District Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, on Wednesday introduced legislation that would restore funding to programs that help combat the emerald ash borer, a tree-killing pest identified in eight Iowa counties.
Swing State Project
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The Democrat that Democrats have to stop
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: Branstad, Braley continue to lead in Iowa races
Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S. Rep Bruce Braley continue to lead their respective races for governor and U.S. Senate, according to a poll out this morning.
The Des Moines Register
PPP poll: Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley continues to lead U.S. Senate race
A Public Policy Polling poll shows that in Iowa's high-stakes U.S. Senate race, Democrat Bruce Braley is still leading all of the Republican competitors.
Braley Continues as Frontrunner in Iowa
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Bruce Braley leading all of his possible Republican opponents by an average of seven points.