Election 2022

Flag flies at marijuana protest

Weed on the ballot: Voters could approve legal marijuana in 5 more states

BY: - November 5, 2022

Midterm voters in five states, including two of Iowa’s neighbors, will determine if they should join the growing list of places where recreational marijuana use is allowed, even as any use of the drug is still illegal under federal law. Referendums to legalize recreational use of marijuana are on Nov. 8 ballots in Arkansas, Maryland, […]

Second gentleman joins panel on abortion ahead of election

BY: - November 4, 2022

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff told a Drake University audience Friday that abortion rights were not just a women’s issue and he called for men to get involved in the political fight defending reproductive health care. “Men out there: Step up, and I want you to pay attention, because this is for everyone,” he said during […]

Iowa candidates release final ads in lead-up to Election Day

BY: - November 4, 2022

Candidates are making their closing arguments ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections with a last-minute flurry of television ads. Gov. Kim Reynolds launched a new ad this week in a final blitz in her reelection campaign against Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear, blasting “woke states.” The $900,000 buy puts the ad on digital streaming platform, cable and […]

Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC pours record advertising cash into U.S. Senate races

BY: - November 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The super PAC aligned with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has spent a record amount advertising for GOP Senate candidates this cycle, according to AdImpact. The Senate Leadership Fund has “become the highest-spending advertiser” AdImpact, started in 2014, has ever reported on, according to data it released Thursday. The numbers […]

Trump tells Sioux City crowd he’s ‘very, very, very probably’ running in 2024

BY: - November 3, 2022

Sioux City, Ia. — Former President Donald Trump, during a rally here Thursday, hinted at another run for the White House in 2024. “I ran twice. I won twice,” Trump said. “… And now, in order to make our country successful, and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK.” […]

Iowa’s congressional candidates answer questions on agriculture

BY: - November 3, 2022

The 2022 midterm election comes at a crucial time for agriculture, as those who are elected to Congress will help shape the nation’s next farm bill. That legislation, which is renewed about every five years, determines federal insurance support for farmers and conservation incentives, among other programs. And the election could alter Iowa’s representation on […]

Iowa officials urge voters to trust in the state’s election security

BY: - November 3, 2022

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate urged voters Thursday to avoid being duped by misinformation, disinformation and scams they may encounter on or before Election Day. “My office and your local election officials are the best sources for reliable election information. Do not fall for misinformation or disinformation,” he said. Pate joined a half-dozen officials […]

Even as drought forces water cutbacks, climate gets short shrift in midterm election

BY: - November 3, 2022

LAKE MEAD, Nev. — The streaks of white on the rock ringing the nation’s largest reservoir show how far its water levels have dropped since it was last full. Lake Mead and nearby Lake Powell, which send water to 40 million people in the Southwest, are at their lowest levels since they were filled in […]

With ‘democracy itself’ on the ballot, Biden warns of ‘path to chaos’ by election deniers

BY: - November 2, 2022

President Joe Biden asked voters Wednesday night to focus on the threats candidates aligned with his predecessor pose to the foundation of U.S. democracy in the midterm elections. In a 20-minute speech at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, before a Democratic audience, Biden decried a rise in political violence, and blamed former President Donald Trump for […]

More Republicans registered in Iowa ahead of election, new data shows

BY: - November 1, 2022

Republicans outnumber Democrats by nearly 90,000 active voter registrations in Iowa, according to an Iowa Secretary of State report released Tuesday, but there are more registered Democrats in three of the state’s four congressional districts. With the election one week away, there are more than 2.2 million Iowans registered to vote, and over 1.8 million […]

American flag flying with U.S. Capitol in the background.

Control of U.S. Senate still a guess ahead of midterm elections

BY: - November 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have just a handful of frantic days left to convince voters who should control Congress before voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections ends. The two political parties are spending millions on campaign ads and mailers in the dozens of toss-up races that will determine control of Congress, while President […]


Will Trump’s Iowa visit help or hurt Chuck Grassley? Do you think Trump cares?

BY: - October 31, 2022

The news that former President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Iowa amid a list of battleground states in the week before the midterm elections inspired puzzled concern from some and glee from others. The gleeful weren’t all Republicans, and those expressing anxiety weren’t all Democrats. There have been a lot of questions: Trump […]