Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Myers, a freshly minted Statehouse
candidate, repeatedly strikes notes of moderation, saying modern
politics is destructively divisive with the far left and right holding
too much sway in the public square.
Richard Ruggles defeated fellow Republican Tony Konkler by an almost
2-to-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election for 5th District Carroll
Former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge prevailed Tuesday in a four-candidate
Democratic contest for the challenging rights in a general-election
campaign for the U.S. Senate against 36-year Republican incumbent
Frustrated by elected officials they think dash off too many uninformed
decisions, Carroll County Republicans Saturday called for new rules in
the way Congress works.
The 100 delegates at the Carroll County Democratic Convention on
Saturday voted in line with caucus results, sending five delegates to
the district and state conventions to represent Hillary Clinton and
three delegates in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, says Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter and well-connected political operative Nick Ryan could have “guaranteed a Republican majority in the Iowa Senate” had they focused their money and attention on state races instead of backing King’s primary challenger Iowa State Sen. Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City.
“If Bruce Rastetter and Nick Ryan had set about recruiting state Senate candidates and supporting them with the time and the money they’ve spent combing through their Rolodex to find somebody who’d take the bait to run against me, they could guarantee a Republican majority in the Iowa Senate. I mean that sincerely, they could have guaranteed it,” King said in a phone interview Thursday afternoon with the Daily Times Herald. “Their names have not come up enough in this campaign.”
State Sen. Rick Bertrand says politics is about the company you keep.
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.
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