First look at fundraising for the Iowa secretary of state race

In most midterm elections, the Iowa secretary of state race is a low-profile affair. Most Iowans know little about the…

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“Everybody in, nobody left out”: Cathy Glasson spotlights universal health care

Declaring that health care is a “fundamental human right,” and “Iowa should lead the way,” Cathy Glasson is taking her…

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Republicans running scared in Iowa House district 6

The Republican Party of Iowa is spending heavily to defend Iowa House district 6, where voters will choose a successor…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts that were most fun to write in 2017

Lesson learned in 2017: I still love writing about Iowa politics, even during the worst year I’ve ever observed. But…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts I worked hardest on in 2017

Since I started writing for this website a decade ago, I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2017. This…

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Questions remain on Iowa GOP couple’s Saudi lobbying, political donations

Connie Schmett was registered as a foreign agent doing work on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through September…

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IA-01: Rod Blum trails generic Democrat, voters don’t like tax bill

Voters in Iowa’s first district favor an unnamed Democrat over two-term Representative Rod Blum by 51 percent to 43 percent,…

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More questions emerge about Iowa Republican couple’s political donations

Kim Schmett and Connie Schmett have filed additional paperwork with the U.S. Department of Justice to report political contributions since…

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DCCC backing Abby Finkenauer in IA-01

The main political arm of U.S. House Democrats is officially promoting Abby Finkenauer as its preferred candidate to take on…

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IA-Gov: Fred Hubbell has big edge in name ID

Unusually early and extensive statewide advertising has paid off for Fred Hubbell’s gubernatorial campaign, a recent survey commissioned by Iowa…

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