Election 2024

Report: Biden says South Carolina should be first primary state, Michigan first in Midwest

BY: and - December 1, 2022

By Jane Norman and Robin Opsahl WASHINGTON — While President Joe Biden is reportedly recommending to the Democratic National Committee that South Carolina become the first primary state in the presidential nominating process in 2024, Iowa Democratic Chair Ross Wilburn said the state party is still beholden to Iowa law requiring it hold the first […]

National Democrats meet this week to decide fate of Iowa caucuses

BY: - November 29, 2022

Iowa Democrats are staying tight-lipped about their plans moving forward from this week’s Democratic National Committee rules meeting, where some predict national leadership will displace the Iowa Caucuses from their first-in-the-nation position. Iowa Democrats could move forward with presidential caucuses with or without the national party’s blessing, as it has in the past. But state […]

COMMENTARY

Trump has declared Iowa his turf for 2024

BY: - November 12, 2022

Donald Trump blew into Sioux Gateway Airport last week not so much to praise Chuck Grassley and Kim Reynolds but to tell the cold, windblown diehards that he “very, very, very probably will do it again.” He set the stage for the 2024 presidential campaign before the midterm election was cast. Trump was loud enough […]

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.” […]

Who’s visiting Iowa in the 2022 campaign season?

BY: - September 22, 2022

The Iowa presidential caucuses are still a long way off, but potential presidential candidates and other national politicians are visiting the state ahead of the Nov. 7 midterm election. No top politicians have officially announced plans to run for president in 2024. President Joe Biden has indicated he plans to run for re-election, but has […]

Former VP Mike Pence talks about FBI, Jan. 6 panel at Iowa State Fair

BY: - August 19, 2022

There weren’t many Iowans on the concourse as former Vice President Mike Pence made his way around the Iowa State Fair Friday. Most visitors were staying indoors during an afternoon downpour that hit Des Moines, but Pence and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley braved the weather. They stopped at favorite fair locations for politicians, including the […]

Delayed decision on caucuses could hurt Iowa Democrats, some party members say

BY: - August 16, 2022

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

BY: - August 1, 2022

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?

BY: - July 8, 2022

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

BY: - July 6, 2022

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

BY: - June 23, 2022

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

BY: - June 21, 2022

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 […]