Recipe for an upset

Words of wisdom from Julie Stauch, an adviser to Renee Hardman’s successful campaign against a West Des Moines City Council…

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Review of progressive local election victories around Iowa

Democrats around the country had a lot to celebrate last night, including a “tidal wave” in Virginia, total control of…

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Resounding victory for reform candidates in Muscatine

The people of Muscatine turned out in large numbers for city elections and overwhelmingly rejected candidates associated with the “old…

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Looking for leadership in West Des Moines: A case for change

Local elections are coming up this Tuesday, November 7. Julie Stauch shares her perspective on the candidates running in West…

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How three new activists got involved in Scott County

Guest posts on local political happenings are welcome at Bleeding Heartland. -promoted by desmoinesdem In the last year, we have…

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Des Moines City Council Ward 3 forum: Neighborhoods and advocates

Thanks to Stefanie Running for a play-by-play of the October 10 candidate forum for Des Moines City Council Ward 3,…

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Union-backed candidates win many Iowa school board seats

Candidates backed by Iowa’s largest teachers union did well in the first school board elections since Republican lawmakers and the…

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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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Louisa Dykstra for Des Moines School Board

Republican policies on education funding and working conditions for teachers have inspired many newly-engaged Iowa activists to run in tomorrow’s…

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“We can do better”: Deidre DeJear’s case for secretary of state

Iowa Democrats are set to have their first competitive primary for secretary of state since 1998. Deidre DeJear launched her…

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