Who’s who in the Iowa Senate for 2018

The Iowa Senate begins work today with 29 Republicans, 20 Democrats, and one independent, former Republican David Johnson. I enclose…

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Eddie Mauro makes seven Democrats running for Congress in IA-03

Eddie Mauro made it official today: he is a candidate for Congress in Iowa’s third district. I enclose below his…

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Pete D’Alessandro joins the Democratic field in IA-03

Promising to “fight for a bold agenda” that can “win the future,” Pete D’Alessandro became the sixth Democratic candidate in…

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Why did Branstad and Reynolds request transition funds they didn’t need?

Some surprising news arrived in the mail recently. In response to one of my records requests, Governor Kim Reynolds’ legal…

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Can We Make A Difference?

Rev. Dr. Bill Ekhardt delivered this speech as a representative of Indivisible Iowa at the Our Lives on the Line…

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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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Seven pitches for seven Iowa Democratic candidates for governor

If you haven’t had a chance to hear directly from the Democrats running for governor, Bleeding Heartland has you covered…

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