Seven more pitches for seven Iowa Democratic candidates for governor

To all the Democrats who want to hear directly from each contender in the Iowa governor’s race before deciding how…

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Pete Buttigieg on how Democrats can “flip the script”

“It is time for Democrats to stop treating the presidency like it’s the only office that matters,” said South Bend,…

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Passion and leadership: McGuire is best choice for governor

Gary Kroeger describes the values and ideas he shares with Dr. Andy McGuire, who “inherently understood that an effective governor…

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IA-Gov: Read the messages Fred Hubbell is testing with Iowa Democrats

Are Iowa Democrats more likely to support a successful businessman who is not a politician? Are they sympathetic to the…

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Nine ways Democrats can keep 2018 primaries from becoming destructive

More Democrats are running for Iowa’s statewide and federal offices than at any other time in at least four decades.…

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If Pete D’Alessandro runs in IA-03, it won’t be just to win an election

Pete D’Alessandro would be a first-time candidate if he joins the large group of Democrats challenging Representative David Young in…

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Iowa GOP’s closing argument for special election: fake news, Nancy Pelosi

Iowa Republicans apparently could not find anything of substance to criticize in Dr. Phil Miller, the Democratic candidate for House…

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Our health care on the line

Ruth Thompson remarks from the Our Lives on the Line health care rally in Des Moines on July 29. She…

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Social capital and party building

Scott Thompson, a rural sociologist focusing on social capital and community development as well as an active volunteer for the…

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Weekend thread: Best and worst Iowa reactions to Trump’s transgender ban

Keeping track of this administration’s scandals would be a full-time job. President Donald Trump has already spent 58 days of…

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