Tag Archives: Iowa Caucus

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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Caucusing Made Easy

While this is a video from the Sanders campaign the mechanics of caucusing are standard and well illustrated here. Please pay close attention to your caucus leader. He or she only does this once every 4 years. While we (yes, … Continue reading

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Iowa Caucus — Seven Days Out

Stuff is getting real as we enter the last days before the first in the nation Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. The Democratic race has been somewhat dull and uninspiring. Set aside the hubris-imbued early drop-outs (Lincoln Chafee and Jim … Continue reading

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Drake University Democratic Debate

The winner in last night’s debate at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium was the American people as Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders discussed, and actually debated issues that matter. This is in sharp contrast with the multi-level Republican debates. … Continue reading

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Hillary And The Narrative

CORALVILLE — Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting in S.T. Morrison Park on Tuesday with more than 500 people in attendance, according to event organizers. After a brief speech, she called on audience members, taking 13 questions covering a … Continue reading

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Fallon Forum Fair Fun And Foibles

Dear Friends, (Check out and “like” my Facebook Page for pics, videos and impressions of the presidential candidates . . . and for updates on my exploits with chickens and organic gardening). “Hey kids! Forget the pony rides. This year, … Continue reading

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5 Take-Aways From The Wing Ding

Clear Lake, where the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding was held Friday, was an impossible venue for most Iowa working people. Over 160 miles away in my case, driving there after work was not an option. To make up for the … Continue reading

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IDP Hall Of Fame Celebration – Overnight Reactions

CEDAR RAPIDS–It was a great night for Iowa Democrats as the state party hosted five announced presidential candidates during its annual Hall of Fame celebration at the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex yesterday. Former Cedar Rapids mayor Kay Halloran, one of … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner

For the first time, all five Democratic presidential hopefuls will speak from the same stage at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, July 17, in Cedar Rapids. The event is sold out. C-SPAN will be televising … Continue reading

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Hillary And The Golden Road

The energy and excitement of Hillary Clinton’s Iowa organizers is very high. On a scale of 1-10, it’s a 16. In May I met with Clinton campaign organizer Janice Rottenberg at the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City. She was … Continue reading

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