Delayed decision on caucuses could hurt Iowa Democrats, some party members say
The Democratic National Committee’s choice to delay finalizing the presidential nominating line-up until after the midterms could hurt Democratic candidates’ chances in Iowa, some party members said. Potential Republican presidential candidates are coming to Iowa for the Iowa State Fair this week, and many will come back regularly ahead of this year’s midterm elections in […]
Democrats say they’ll keep working to keep Iowa caucuses first
Iowa Democrats say they will keep fighting for Iowa’s spot as the nation’s first caucus — and now they have more time to make their case. The Democratic National Committee has delayed its decision about the 2024 presidential nominating calendar until after this year’s midterm elections. The DNC Rules and Bylaws committee delayed the decision […]
Will Democratic caucus changes be enough for Iowa to remain first?
The Iowa caucuses will look very different in 2024 under a proposal submitted by Iowa Democrats, but some national party members still question whether the planned system is enough of a change to make Iowa more equitable. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws committee met Friday afternoon for the first time after hearing from […]
Republicans scope out 2024 presidential prospects in Iowa midterm campaigns
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton spent his Wednesday afternoon at Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Bacon Bacon in West Des Moines. He didn’t come for the food: The Arkansas conservative came to help Iowa Sen. Zach Nunn launch his campaign’s veteran coalition, offering his support in the race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne. It’s not the senator’s […]
Iowa Democrats fight to keep caucuses first in 2024
Iowa’s decades of success holding the first spot in the Democrats’ presidential nomination process makes it best qualified to stay an early state, Iowa Democrats told the national party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee Thursday. “We intend to remain first,” said Scott Brennan, former state party chair and current rules committee member. But Iowa’s 2020 Democratic […]
Iowa Democrats to make their appeal to keep caucuses first in the nation
Iowa Democrats will make their pitch Thursday to the national party to stay first in the nation for the presidential nominating process. It’s the first time since 2006 that the Democratic National Committee is looking at a change to the early state lineup, which allowed Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carola to hold their […]
Is Ted Cruz calculating his chances in the 2024 Iowa caucuses?
James Joyce, the novelist who wrote the masterpiece “Ulysses,” once observed: “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” The recent actions of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly bring that statement to mind. In terms of sheer intellectual firepower, Cruz, a top graduate of Princeton […]