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Eddie Mauro becomes the second Iowa Democrat to announce a 2020 Senate run

Democrat Eddie Mauro announced on Monday he is running for the U.S. Senate. The Des Moines businessman has long been active in progressive politics, and in 2018 he made an unsuccessfully bid for the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. […]

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Pete Buttigieg to return to Iowa City Saturday

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend Indiana and 2020 presidential candidate, will make a second campaign stop in Iowa City Saturday, May 18. Buttigieg will hold a meet-and-greet at Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon (Walleye Dr SE, Iowa City) beginning at 12:30 p.m. […]

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Rita Hart announces she’s running for Congress

Rita Hart, the former state senator who was the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in 2016, announced she is running for Congress on Tuesday morning. She made her announcement in a video posted on Twitter, which shows her on the Clinton County farm. “I understand the issues that rural Iowans face, because this is where […]

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Kimberly Graham announces 2020 challenge to Sen. Joni Ernst

Democrat Kimberly Graham has announced she is running for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first candidate challenging incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst. This is the first time the Indianola attorney has run for public office. “I’m running because it’s time for us to be represented in the Senate by a working person who knows what it’s […]

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar breaks down her $100 billion mental health services plan and the ‘Iowa caucus way’ of winning elections

Near the beginning of her speech to a packed house at The Mill on Saturday evening, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called herself “an underdog” in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination for president. “But just so you know, every race I’ve run, I start out as the underdog,” Klobuchar said. “When I ran to be […]

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‘There’s an awful lot to say’: Joe Biden makes his first 2020 campaign stop in Iowa City

While most of the announced presidential candidates are getting into detail about some of their policy proposals, Joe Biden, the newest 2020 candidate and the current frontrunner, took a broader approach during his first campaign stop in Iowa City. “Folks, the fact of the matter is there’s an awful lot to say and I’m not going to say it, because you’re all standing,” Biden told the crowd at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom. […]

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Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek will not seek reelection at end of fourth term

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek announced on Wednesday that he will not run for reelection in 2020. “December, 2020 will mark the end of my 4th term,” Pulkrabek said in a written statement. “I never planned to hold this office as a lifetime commitment.” […]

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‘I have a plan’: Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses proposed wealth tax and more in Cedar Rapids

It was always expected that Sen. Elizabeth Warren would receive a warm welcome in Cedar Rapids from the Linn Phoenix Club. The group works to elect progressive Democrats at the county level, and Warren is one of the most progressive Democrats running for president. What wasn’t expected was the size of the welcome. The Thursday […]

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Letter to the editor: Draft Ross Wilburn for Congress

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City Dave Loebsack has decided to retire from Congress. Now it’s announced that the 2nd Congressional District is in danger of being lost to the Kochtopus. The only answer to this is to draft Ross Wilburn to take Loebsack’s place on the ballot in 2020. Wilburn has political experience, having served […]

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