Election 2024

Asa Hutchinson calls for armed personnel in every school

BY: - March 28, 2023

In the aftermath of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson called Tuesday for armed officers in every school. Hutchinson, a Republican, made his comments during an event with Drake University students in Des Moines.  “My belief is that every school should have armed personnel,” Hutchinson said. […]

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State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding

BY: - March 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — Election officials on Tuesday detailed to the U.S. Senate Rules Committee how their states countered threats to election workers and worked to combat misinformation and disinformation during the 2022 midterm election. With the 2024 presidential election closely approaching, Senate Rules Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she was concerned about threats to election […]

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson nears decision on 2024 presidential race

BY: - March 27, 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to announce in April whether he’ll run for president, he told reporters Monday in Des Moines. It was Hutchinson’s third trip to Iowa in 2023 and he’s hired a field organizer, indicating he’s likely to join the crowd of candidates seeking the 2024 Republican nomination. He said his events […]

Bipartisan former members of Congress call for boost in funding to secure elections

BY: - March 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of former U.S. lawmakers on the National Council on Election Integrity called on Congress on Friday to spend $400 million on election integrity to insulate the system from foreign interference. “The Department of Homeland Security designated our election system as critical infrastructure in 2017,” the four wrote in a letter. “However, […]

Trump, Pence among top GOP speakers at next month’s NRA event in Indianapolis

BY: - March 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are among the prominent Republican figures slated to headline next month’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Indianapolis. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is also among the speakers at the 2023 Annual Meetings & Exhibit, which will take place from April 14-16 at the Indiana Convention […]

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’ […]