Election 2024

Pence calls for continued support for Ukraine

BY: - March 18, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday in Des Moines that America should continue its support of Ukraine, despite growing reluctance from some members of the GOP. “I must tell you the war in Ukraine is not a territorial dispute. It is a Russian invasion,” Pence said. “And I believe the United States of America […]

Pence, in Iowa, characterizes potential Trump prosecution as ‘politically motivated’

BY: - March 18, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence, in Des Moines on Saturday, said “no one is above the law,” but he also characterized a potential indictment against former President Donald Trump as “politically motivated” and “troubling.” “Well, here we go again. Another politically charged prosecution of the former president of the United States,” Pence said. Pence spoke […]


Trump may be betting too much on the farm

BY: - March 17, 2023

So, Donald Trump thinks playing the farm card is his ace in the hole in Iowa. He might want to rethink that hand. At the Adler Theatre in Davenport this week, Trump targeted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for opposing ethanol and the former president claimed to be the savior of the American farm. “How could a […]

Vice President Kamala Harris cites Iowa’s role in legal challenges to abortion

BY: - March 16, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris, in Des Moines on Thursday, said Iowa is “on the front lines” of the fight over abortion access. Harris joined a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights with Democratic leaders, health care providers and community advocates at Grand View University in Des Moines. It’s not just lawmakers taking action to strip Americans […]

Vice President Kamala Harris heads to Iowa for ‘reproductive rights’ event

BY: - March 14, 2023

As Republican presidential hopefuls begin to frequent the Iowa caucus trail, Vice President Kamala Harris is planning an event Thursday in Des Moines on reproductive health care. Harris — who dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race before the Iowa caucuses — will hold an event with Des Moines area leaders on “the fight […]

Trump criticizes DeSantis, calls for national ‘school choice’ at first 2023 Iowa event

BY: - March 13, 2023

Davenport, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump, in his first Iowa stop as an official presidential candidate, took aim at a potential rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump said if DeSantis joins the 2024 presidential race, his track record on ethanol and Social Security could cost him the Iowa caucuses. “I don’t think you’re gonna […]

DeSantis, in Iowa, says GOP stance in culture wars will help win elections

BY: - March 10, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Iowa Republicans Friday that standing strong in the culture wars around issues like education, criminal justice and health care in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic will help their party win elections. DeSantis, along with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, spoke to more than 600 Iowans at the Iowa State Fairgrounds’ […]

GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight

BY: - March 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republican election officials from Florida, Ohio and Louisiana on Friday detailed to lawmakers on a U.S. House Administration panel the success of their states’ handling of the 2022 midterm elections, and said they can run their own elections without federal intervention. The chair of the Elections Subcommittee, Florida GOP freshman Rep. Laurel Lee, […]

GOP presidential candidates head to Iowa as party waits for more to join field

BY: - March 7, 2023

With more candidates joining the race to take on President Joe Biden in the upcoming election, presidential hopefuls, both announced and considering, are starting their time on the Iowa caucus trail this month The beginning months on the 2024 caucus trail has not been quite as busy as 2020, when several Democratic presidential candidates announced […]

Election deniers who lost secretary of state races now run several state GOP operations

BY: - February 26, 2023

Many of the election deniers who ran last year for positions that would have given them control over state elections systems lost their races. But several have found a new path to exert influence: as chair of their state Republican Party. Kristina Karamo, an activist who rose to prominence for her efforts to overturn Michigan’s […]

Sen. Tim Scott mulls presidential bid while hosting Iowa events

BY: - February 22, 2023

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott sidestepped questions about running for president in 2024 while kicking off a series of Iowa events Wednesday with Gov. Kim Reynolds at a Des Moines Catholic school. The South Carolina Republican is in Iowa for his “Faith in America” listening tour, with plans to speak at Drake University and headline a […]

GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley calls for ‘school choice’ programs nationwide

BY: - February 20, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, speaking Monday in Iowa, applauded implementation of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ private school scholarship program and called for school choice nationwide. “I have said for a long time and I mean it: You have the best governor in the country,” Haley said. “She has proven it time and time again, whether […]