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DeJear, Bohannan, U.S. Senate Candidates in Amana on April 24

On Sunday, April 24, beginning at 1 p.m., the Iowa County Democrats will host a number of Democratic candidates in a unique and fun type of fundraiser. Instead of candidates giving a speech in front of the entire audience, the … Continue reading

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Start With The Schools

Republicans in the Iowa legislature are best to start with the schools. That is, choke funding, limit collective bargaining with union employees, restrict local control during a pandemic, and control the curriculum, especially as it pertains to racial equity. If … Continue reading

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Book Review: Persist

I was invested in Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president and attended some events about which she wrote in Persist, her memoir published this year. Like tens of thousands of others I waited in a selfie line and got my moment. … Continue reading

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Glenn Hurst Announces For U.S. Senate

DR. GLENN HURST ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR THE U.S. SENATE MINDEN, Iowa, July 29, 2021—Today Dr. Glenn Hurst of Minden announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Hurst, a physician and health administrator in Pottawattamie County, cites the impact of healthcare … Continue reading

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Miller-Meeks: Divisive Blabbermouth

Mariannette Miller-Meeks ran a successful fourth campaign for congress and now represents Iowa’s Second Congressional District. People argue with that statement, saying they stopped counting the votes, yet it is accurate. Her first three campaigns (2008, 2010 and 2014) were … Continue reading

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IDP Picks Erin Davison-Rippey as Executive Director

DES MOINES, Iowa – Erin Davison-Rippey will serve as the Iowa Democratic Party’s Executive Director, working closely with Chairman Ross Wilburn, party leaders, and volunteers across the state to build the party’s infrastructure for long-term progressive wins across Iowa. “Growing … Continue reading

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When Fools Rush In

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” was written by Alexander Pope in An Essay on Criticism in 1711. I’m no angel yet it’s time to let the dust settle from the disastrous general election before devising schemes to … Continue reading

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Kimberly Graham – A Voice For ‘Us’

On Tuesday, March 17, Blog for Iowa conducted a telephone interview with U.S. Senate candidate Kimberly Graham. We had intended to do an in-person interview but in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic we maintained social distancing. Graham was thoughtful in … Continue reading

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Theresa Greenfield – Jobs To Get Done

On Saturday, Feb. 22, I met with U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield at a coffee shop in Coralville, immediately after her appearance at the Linn County Phoenix Club. She arrived on time and was thoughtful in her answers to my … 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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