Election 2024


Iowa’s latest test for democracy: Fighting for the Iowa caucuses

BY: and - January 25, 2023

The greatest moments in our nation’s history do not happen on a schedule or timeline. They often arise in obscure places utterly unaware of the true consequences of the event. Take, for example,  an unknown hill outside of Boston called Bunker. That almost unintended battle was the first step to the United States becoming a […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds calls for Democrats to reconsider new presidential calendar

BY: - January 13, 2023

Gov. Kim Reynolds, in her inauguration speech Friday, asked Democrats to “reconsider” their choice to push the Iowa caucuses from the first-in-the-nation spot. “As a Republican, it benefits my party for Democrats to turn away from Iowa,” Reynolds said. “As an American, it pains me to see.” Reynolds was sworn in for her second full […]

On his last day as Arkansas governor, Asa Hutchinson visits Iowa

BY: - January 9, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson spent his last day as Arkansas governor in Iowa with legislators preparing for their first day of the 2023 legislative session. Hutchinson congratulated Iowa Republicans for their successes in the 2022 election at the party’s legislative breakfast Monday morning and led the group in prayer. “I know you think I’m just […]

Iowa Democrats ask DNC to reconsider caucuses after two states missed deadline

BY: - January 6, 2023

The Iowa Democratic Party renewed calls for the Democratic National Committee to let Iowa keep its first-in-the-nation caucuses after Georgia and New Hampshire missed a key deadline in the process for changing the early state lineup. The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee in December granted conditional waivers to South Carolina, Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and […]

Iowa Democrats say there’s a long road ahead finalizing presidential nominating calendar

BY: - December 9, 2022

While many national figures have said the Democratic National Committee’s decision to remove Iowa from its first-in-the-nation position is final, state Democrats say the fight is far from over. Soon after the DNC Rules & Bylaws committee decided to put South Carolina first in the presidential nomination cycle starting in 2024, Iowa Democratic Chair Ross […]

Democrats strip Iowa of first-in-the-nation prize, tap South Carolina for first primary

BY: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in South Carolina would go first in picking Democratic presidential nominees, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan if their states go along with a proposal a key Democratic National Committee panel approved Friday.  The Rules and Bylaws Committee’s nearly unanimous voice vote proposes moving the Democratic primary’s earliest election date […]

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 […]


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 […]