In Emerson’s second poll of the Iowa caucus, former Vice President Joe Biden narrowly leads the Democratic field with 25%, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 24%. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana has surged to 11%. Senator Kamala Harris of California follows with 10% - the only other candidate to clear double digits in Iowa. Data was collected between March 21-24, and the Democratic caucus ballot test had a margin of error +/- 6.2%Read More
One of the more idea-rich presidential candidates of the modern era plans to marry science fiction with prairie populism in an innovative campaign strategy that will allow him to stretch the boundaries of time and place to go where no West Wing aspirant has gone before.
Democrat Andrew Yang, best known for advocating a universal basic income ($1,000 a month for all adults, no questions asked), plans to make appearances as a lifelike hologram, with a 3D dynamic image of a himself beamed to, say, the flatbed of a truck for some campaign events and gatherings, a bold use of new technology to drive home his increasingly popular narrative about the collapse of the old American economy for millions of vulnerable workers.
In a phone interview today with The Carroll (Iowa) Times Herald, Yang said his campaign is working with a hologram company and could debut the technology — possibly in Iowa — as early as June.Read More
The moon landing.
It's a hot topic for Democratic presidential candidates stumping in Iowa this caucus cycle.
The Gen X candidates are nostalgic for the days this country came together to send a man to the moon.
We were braver then, the candidates claim. We were bold and inventive and it was a time when capitalism and our democracy were working together like they should.Read More
BY PAIGE GODDEN / Iowa Political Mercury
Responding to questions from Iowans about whether she'd take money from super PACs, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the National Riffle Association has a “chokehold” on congress.
“The truth is Washington is corrupted,” Gillibrand said. “It is corrupted by the greed and money in politics.
“When you look at any issue you care about, the reason it's not getting done is because of corruption and greed,” Gillibrand continued. “We can't take on gun violence after every mass slaughter, after every mass shooting, after every tragedy in this country because the NRA has a chokehold on congress.”Read More
A man holding a recorder was loudly booed in Indianola Saturday evening after he asked Senator Cory Booker when he planned to apologize to Brett Kavanaugh for his “performance” during senate hearings earlier this year.
“First of all, you call it a performance. I served every single day and was outraged by those hearings,” Booker replied before the man interrupted and asked whether he thought Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley conducted an unfair hearing.Read More
(Des Moines, IA): The Marianne Williamson For President campaign is excited to announce the placement of 99 Virtual Iowa Caucus Captains, which is a direct response to the sweeping caucus changes recently announced by the Iowa Democratic Party. These 99 rigorous volunteers are placed about 40% in Iowa and the rest throughout the United States.Read More
Carroll Democrat Barry Bruner wants to know whether an ever-expanding field of Democratic White House candidates could turn into a contest of political cannibalism with intra-party clashes weakening the eventual nominee for a general election face-off with President Donald Trump.
“Does it hurt us in the long run?” Bruner asked former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, a 44-year-old Texan logging extensive miles already in Iowa in pursuit of his party’s nomination.
“It’s helps us,” said Castro, who reasons that a talented roster of presidential aspirants showcases depth and diversity in the Democratic Party.Read More
Juliãn Castro seems to have adopted President Barack Obama’s strategy to unite a polarized country. He doesn’t say the word “Republican.”
Castro spoke to a crowd of about two dozen in the small town of Exira, Iowa, for about half-an-hour late Thursday afternoon and he only used the word “Republican” twice. The first time he said the word was to explain why Obama avoided the word and the second time he said it was when he referred to U.S. Representative Joe Wilson.Read More
California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell hasn’t officially announced whether he intends to run to be the next President of the United States, but he told a group of Iowans Monday evening that he has eight people working for his campaign who are already on the ground in Iowa and “we’re going to put more folks here soon.”
Swalwell spoke Monday night at the Warren County Democrats annual soup supper in Indianola.
Throughout his remarks Swalwell dropped hints at a presidential run, telling the audience to "link arms" with him, to "follow him," and he kept repeating the line: "Let's go big, be bold, do good."Read More
Democratic Presidential Candidate John Delaney pitched his idea to tax pharmaceutical companies that offer drugs to other G20 countries at a lower price than they are selling the same drugs to the United States to a crowd gathered in Iowa Tuesday afternoon.
"One of the things I'm going to introduce – I haven't talked about this publicly, but I'm going to tell you – I'm proposing we put a tax on pharmaceutical companies," Delaney said. "They have to pay 100 percent tax on the difference in prices for what they sell a drug in the G20 versus what they sell it here."Read More
Republican U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, the party’s presidential candidate in 2012, Monday called on Congressman Steve King to resign his House seat.
Romney, only days into representing Utah in Congress, joined a growing chorus of Republicans who have criticized King for the Kiron Republican’s endorsement of white nationalism in a New York Times article.Read More
State Sen. Randy Feenstra’s early and aggressive GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, changes the decision-making for one of the rising stars in Iowa politics, Democrat J.D. Scholten.
Scholten, a Sioux Citian with an instinct for retail politics and a native likability, nearly pulled off one of the great political upsets of the modern era in his campaign against King last November.Read More
Just days into the new year, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, finds himself facing a well-known conservative Republican from Northwest Iowa in a 2020 primary in the sweeping 39-county 4th Congressional District.Read More
Andrew Yang is here in Iowa now, as an announced candidate for the presidency in 2020, with a host of ideas, but one big, big one, the universal basic income, a concept Iowa 4th Congressional District Democrats supported in their convention platform this past spring in Fort Dodge.Read More
Gov. Kim Reynolds has been elected in her own right, and myself and more than 3 million Iowans are relying on her leadership to deliver on the important priorities and initiatives she promoted throughout her campaign.Read More
DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that Voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place. A voter without one of the approved forms of identification may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may cast a provisional ballot.Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Hispanic Institute released a report on the positive net economic impact of immigration, particularly in two politically important states not often thought of as destinations for immigrants.Read More
Sen. Elizabeth Warren stormed across half the Hawkeye State Saturday, drawing overflow crowds eager to hear her populist brand of politics a full year before the Iowa caucuses — a contest the Massachusetts Democrat hasn’t even officially entered yet. Her pitch: American government and business are rigged against everyday Americans, and it’s getting worse under President Donald Trump.Read More
Storm Lake, Iowa
A Trump 2020 sign-wielding protestor was arrested Saturday afternoon after attempting to assault people attending a presidential campaign event in Storm Lake for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat.Read More
Following the launch of her exploratory committee, Elizabeth Warren will hold events in Iowa on January 4th and 5th.
The events are open to the public, and tickets can be reserved here. Members of the media are required to RSVP using the links below. Please RSVP to each separate event. There will be no transportation provided for media.Read More