State elections

Vernon raises more than $1.6 million in Iowa 1st District race

CEDAR RAPIDS - U.S. House 1st District challenger Monica Vernon is reporting that she has topped $1.6 million in campaign fundraising for the 2016 ele ...

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Rod Blum delivers, praises Meals on Wheels

CEDAR RAPIDS - U.S. 1st District Rep. Rod Blum, whose mother benefited from home-delivered meals, was out delivering for Meals on Wheels in Cedar Rapi ...

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Congressional leader campaigns for Vernon, calls for unifying ‘Make it in America’ agenda

CEDAR RAPIDS - #x201c;Made in America#x201d; is so yesterday.The goal today, U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Thursday, is to #x201c;Make it ...

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Grassley holds narrow lead over Judge, new poll shows

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, holds the slimmest of leads over Democratic challenger Patty Judge, according to a new poll.The Loras College Poll, relea ...

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Judge ‘very encouraged,’ despite trailing Grassley in Senate race

CEDAR RAPIDS - Despite trailing, Patty Judge is #x201c;very encouraged#x201d; by a new poll on the Iowa U.S. Senate race.A Public Policy Polling poll ...

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Loebsack hears praise from veterans for VA service

IOWA CITY - It's been a rough couple of years for the Department of Veterans Affairs with allegations that officials falsified records to hide the len ...

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Vernon sees Blum as ‘part of the problem’ in Congress

CEDAR RAPIDS - Republican Rep. Rod Blum and his Democratic challenger Monica Vernon are wasting little time in drawing battle lines in their race for ...

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New poll shows Grassley maintaining lead over Judge

A new poll in Iowa and five other battleground states suggests voters would prefer President Barack Obama, rather than Donald Trump, picks the next Su ...

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Grassley warns past is prologue in new campaign attacks

CEDAR RAPIDS - Everyone knows the sequel is worse than the original, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's campaign is warning in a web ad that hits his Democrat ...

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Judge not expecting cakewalk in U.S. Senate race

On just four hours of sleep, newly nominated Iowa Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patty Judge kicked off her campaign for a seat in Washington, D.C., ...

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Same candidates, different race in Iowa's 1st District

CEDAR RAPIDS - At first glance, the U.S. House 1st District Democratic primary race looks like a rematch or a runoff. The June 7 primary in the 20-co ...

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Iowa 1st District considered vital to Democratic House majority

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Democratic majority in the U.S. House could start in northeast Iowa.That was the message from a Wisconsin congressman who spoke to ca ...

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Quartet of Iowa Democrats vie for chance to upset Grassley

DES MOINES - They have varied professional and political backgrounds, and 23 years separate the oldest and youngest among them. But Tom Fiegen, Rob H ...

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Democratic Senate candidates offer differences

DAVENPORT - On climate, campaign financing, college costs and a handful of other issues, three of the Democrats seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Chuck Gras ...

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Vilsack endorses Vernon in Iowa’s U.S. House race

CEDAR RAPIDS - Calling her a #x201c;strong, progressive Democrat who understands the struggle people face every day,#x201d; former Iowa first lady Chr ...

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