Category Archives: Candidates

Can Michael Franken Beat Joni Ernst?

I’d just secured the last part of my barter share from a local CSA — a large bag of heads of garlic. I put seven or eight of them into a lunch bag and headed along Highway One toward Iowa … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee At The Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Saturday afternoon I drove to the Overlook Pavilion in Ellis Park where State Senator Rob Hogg had organized a “climate conversation” with Washington Governor Jay Inslee who is an announced candidate for president. Hogg reminded us … Continue reading

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Julian Castro: Community At The Core

  NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate in June of 2019. This is the seventh in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for … Continue reading

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Rita Hart Running In Ia-02

Some exciting news in the old email bag Tuesday – former state senator and lieutenant governor candidate in the Fred Hubbell campaign last fall – Rita Hart – has announced that she will be a candidate to replace the retiring … Continue reading

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Staci Appel is a Rising Star

This note arrived July 25, 2013 from Amy K. Dacey, executive director of EMILY’s List. Staci Appel (IA-03), a former state senator who wrote landmark legislation for quality preschool programs, is running to become Iowa’s first Democratic congresswoman. Appel was … Continue reading

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The Bachmann Challenge for Iowa Democrats

Michele Bachmann could be the greatest challenge Iowa Democrats face during the 2012 Presidential election. It is not because she could win Iowa should she get the Republican nomination for president. It is because she is a real person, with … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from John Edwards’ Iowa Campaign

On Friday, June 3, John Edwards, the former North Carolina Senator and two time presidential candidate, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, illegal campaign fund usage and making false statements. Click here to read the … Continue reading

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The Madness of Steve King

Iowa, do we really want King, a founding tea party member for one of our representatives in Congress? This page is divided into three sections: (1) Famous Steve King quotes; (2) Steve King videos; (3) List of Blog for Iowa … Continue reading

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A Morning with Iowa Republicans

A Morning with Iowa Republicans by Paul DeatonProgressive politics takes us to some strange places and today it took me to the Hotel at Kirkwood on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There, the Branstad-Reynolds road to victory tour … Continue reading

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