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Unusual lawsuit alleges campaign violations against group that backed Ernst

BY: - February 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Iowa Values group that pumped nearly $1.5 million into supporting Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s successful re-election campaign would be required to reveal its donors and possibly face fines for violating federal campaign finance laws, under an unusual lawsuit filed against the group late last week. The lawsuit was filed in federal […]


3 scholars explain Senate results in South Carolina, Iowa and Arizona – and what they say about voters

BY: , and - November 7, 2020

The past few election cycles have seen notable geographical shifts in voting. Rural voters – already a bedrock of GOP support – have supported the party by wider margins. The 2018 midterms, meanwhile, showed the suburbs increasingly turning blue. Going into this year’s general election, political observers wanted to know: Would these trends persist in […]

Did COVID-19 campaign changes hurt Iowa Democrats?

BY: - November 5, 2020

Even in a year where a pandemic has shaken up typical campaigning, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst still completed one Iowa tradition: A 99-county tour, also known as “the full Grassley.” Though she was criticized on social media for holding town halls when the Centers for Disease Control is recommending limiting them, the cross-county tour may […]


To rebuild, Iowa Democrats have to fill their leadership vacuum

BY: - November 4, 2020

Where have you gone, Tom Harkin? Iowa Democrats turn their lonely eyes to you. Woo woo woo. There are a lot of reasons why a year when everything seemed to be going Democrats’ way — a record turnout, the most unpopular president in recent history, a raging pandemic without competent management by the state or […]

Democrats struggle for U.S. Senate control after failing to knock off GOP incumbents

BY: - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats gained at least one Republican-held seat in the U.S. Senate, but also lost a seat of their own and were unable to defeat several GOP incumbents in the elections, ending up early Wednesday with an increasingly challenging path to wresting control of the chamber away from Republicans. The initial results showed a […]

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst wins re-election campaign

BY: - November 4, 2020

Republican Joni Ernst won her re-election to the U.S. Senate, claiming victory in one of the tightest and heavily-funded races in the country.  Ernst won with a strong margin, defeating Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield. The big-money battle between Ernst and Greenfield is the second most expensive U.S. Senate race in U.S. history, according to Advertising […]

Struggle for control of the U.S. Senate enters its final tense hours

BY: - October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats have a shot at winning the White House, capturing the Senate majority and keeping their hold on the House — an election result that could dramatically shift the policy agenda away from the gridlock that’s gripped the nation’s capital for years. In the Senate, the clearest route to that outcome is through […]

After summer of protests, Senate candidates commit to different levels of criminal justice reform

BY: - October 29, 2020

Over the summer, politicians locally and nationwide felt heavy pressure from Black Lives Matter activists, as they demanded policy changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. In Iowa, Republican and Democratic legislators came together to pass the “More Perfect Union” plan to improve race […]

COVID-19 and health care become top priorities in Senate race as Iowans look to Congress for aid

BY: - October 28, 2020

As Iowa has remained one of the nation’s top COVID-19 hot spots for weeks in a row, the federal government’s response to the pandemic has risen as one of the central issues U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield talk about. From unemployment benefits to workforce protections, the virus has raised general awareness to […]

As Iowa farmers struggle, fighting for ethanol industry becomes a key issue in Iowa’s Senate race

BY: - October 26, 2020

Iowa’s ethanol industry is suffering worse losses than economists originally predicted, increasing pressure on Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide aid to struggling farmers and ethanol producers. While both U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield have condemned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for providing […]

Senate race between Joni Ernst, Theresa Greenfield remains a dead heat

BY: - October 23, 2020

It’s a race politicos and analysts are watching nationwide. For months, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield have remained in a dead heat, according to national and local polls, as they exchange sharp words and bombard the state’s airwaves to win Iowa’s Senate seat. Ernst, who made history in 2014 as the […]

Greenfield far outraises Ernst as race draws national attention

BY: - October 19, 2020

Iowa’s Senate race is drawing in massive amounts of fundraising dollars and it shows in the barrage of political advertisements that are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore, said Tim Hagle, political science professor at the University of Iowa. “I was just watching some YouTube videos, and even on YouTube or Hulu, you’re seeing almost wall-to-wall […]