Patty Judge wouldn’t reveal the internal poll numbers inspiring that twinkle in her eye.
Spoiling for a fight over abortion or gay marriage? You won’t get one from Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett and his fledgling
think tank, Engage Iowa, a conservative-leaning organization focused on
taxes and the environment.
For the first time in decades, the election this year to decide the next Carroll County sheriff will be contested.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the Iowa caucuses winner who
maintains clear-and-convincing Hawkeye State grassroots networking,
picked up 11 of 12 national convention delegates selected at regional
party conventions Saturday — including three in the 4th District
gathering in Fort Dodge.
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Wednesday told the Daily Times
Herald he’s leading efforts on a bill that would allow delegates to
carry firearms into the Republican National Convention in Cleveland,
Ohio, in July.
Midway though a tour of St. Anthony Regional Hospital, its CEO, Ed
Smith, turned to his guest, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, and observed
that the halls and grounds aren’t as majestic as the U.S. Capitol —
where Smith has met with the Iowa Republican numerous times on medical
The first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate says the
United States is losing the war on terror. What’s more, there likely
will be more attacks in Europe or even on American soil similar to the
one in Belgium earlier this week, said Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
A self-described conservative pro-life Catholic, State Sen. Rick
Bertrand, R-Sioux City, says his views and political ideology on a host
of defining issues largely reconcile with veteran U.S. Rep. Steve
Councilman-elect Brandon Vonnahme raised $1,650 and Mike Curtis
collected $650 in donations for their bids to succeed Dr. Eric Jensen on
the Carroll City Council.
Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann — who self-funded her re-election campaign
in Carroll’s 4th Ward — and challenger Barb Toohey combined to raise
$9,300 in their race to represent a wide southern swath of the city,
according to official filings with the state.
Two legislators who represent the Carroll area expressed hope Saturday
that Iowa’s privatization of Medicaid will rein in the health-insurance
program’s expenses, but also shared concerns about its rollout.
Lorena Lopez, the bilingual founding owner and editor of western-Iowa
based La Prensa Spanish Language Newspaper, accurately predicted both
winners leading up to the Iowa caucuses days before the actual voting.
Martin O’Malley strummed “The Iowa Waltz” on a borrowed guitar, one he
tuned with the help of a cellphone application moments before a
spontaneous performance in Denison Friday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton got right to the local hooks Saturday in her fourth
campaign appearance in Carroll during two bids for the White House.
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