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New poll shows Hubbell ahead of Reynolds, but just barely

A new statewide poll found Democrat Fred Hubbell leading incumbent Kim Reynolds in the race for governor. But that lead was small enough to fall within the margin of error of the poll conducted by Selzer & Co. for the Des Moines Register and Mediacom. In the poll published on Saturday, 43 percent of likely voters said they would vote for Hubbell, while 41 percent backed Reynolds. Libertarian candidate Jake Porter was the choice of 7 percent, and 9 percent were undecided. According to the polling company, the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percent. […]

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Fred Hubbell talks about progressive values and uniting Iowans during Iowa City campaign stop

The crowd that showed up for a meet-and-greet with gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell at the office of the Johnson County Democrats in Iowa City on Wednesday evening was larger than the room could contain. It was also more than the building’s air condition could handle. […]

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Hubbell leads Reynolds in first poll on Iowa governor’s race

The first poll in the 2018 Iowa governor’s race shows Democrat Fred Hubbell leading Republican incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds. On Monday, Emerson College released polling data on the governor’s race, the races in all four Iowa Congressional districts and Iowan’s views of President Trump.
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Congressional ethics committee launches investigation of Rep. Rod Blum

The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Tuesday it is investigating Iowa Rep. Rod Blum. Blum quickly responded to the announcement with the sort of rhetoric President Trump uses to deflect charges of ethics violations and blamed the investigation on unnamed political enemies. […]

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Ann Freerks and Bruce Teague advance to the run-off in the special election for Iowa City Council

Ann Freerks and Bruce Teague will advance to the run-off in the special election to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Iowa City Council. Freerks received 1,062 votes, or 26.9 percent of the 3,964 votes cast in Tuesday’s primary, and Teague received 20.6 percent, according to the preliminary vote totals published by the Johnson […]

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Iowa Secretary of State’s polling place locator is giving Iowa City voters incorrect information

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office warned on Monday that the polling place look-up tool on the Iowa State Secretary of State’s website has the outdated information for two Iowa City precincts. The voting locations in Precinct 13 and Precinct 18 were permanently moved last month, and the Sept. 4 primary in the special election for the Iowa City Council will be the first time voters use them. […]

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Candidates in the Iowa City Council special election discuss their views at League of Women Voters forum

The council chamber was full on Wednesday night for the League of Women Voters (LWV) forum for candidates in the special election to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Iowa City Council. All five candidates — Ann Freerks, Ryan Hall, Christine Ralston, Bruce Teague and Brianna Wills — participated, answering 10 questions, one from […]

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A very short early voting period for the Iowa City Council special election primary has begun

Early voting for the Sept. 4 primary in the Iowa City Council special election began on Wednesday, and voters will be able to cast an in-person vote at the Johnson County Auditor’s office through Friday, Aug. 31. Requests for mail-in absentee ballots for the five-candidate primary must be received by the Auditor’s office no later […]

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City council candidates discussed core values at the first forum before Iowa City’s special election

Voters got an unusual opportunity to hear political candidates discuss the personal things that inform their public policy proposals during a forum at the Mill on Monday. All five candidates in Sept. 4 primary for the special election to fill the empty at-large council seat — Ann Freerks, Ryan Hall, Christine Ralston, Bruce Teague and Brianna Wills — participated in the forum organized by Daniel Boscaljon, as part of his new series of public discussions of important issues, Coffee with Dan. […]

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First candidate forum for the Iowa City Council special election will have a unique format

It’s only appropriate that in a somewhat unusual election, the election’s first candidates forum would also be somewhat unusual. So, instead of the audience submitting questions and candidates reciting answers, the candidates will be asking questions and listening to answers of people attending the forum at The Mill on Monday. […]

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Ann Freerks enters the race for the open Iowa City Council seat

Ann Freerks announced on Thursday she is running for the vacant at-large seat on the Iowa City Council. Although it’s Freerks’ first run for public office, she’s no stranger to city government. Freerks, who has lived in Iowa City for 33 years, served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for 17 years. Before that […]

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