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Iowa Supreme Court puts Abby Finkenauer back on the June primary ballot

Abby Finkenauer will appear on the ballot in the June Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, thanks to a decision handed down by the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday. The court voted 7-0 to reverse a Polk County District Court ruling […]

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Iowa Supreme Court to decide by Friday if Abby Finkenauer will be on the primary ballot

“If you strip away the noise and the admittedly high stakes, this is ultimately a narrow question of statutory interpretation,” Assistant Solicitor General Sam Langholz said at the beginning of oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon. […]

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Judge removes Abby Finkenauer from Democratic primary ballot, after Republicans challenge three signatures on nominating petition

Late Sunday night, a Polk County judge ordered Abby Finkenauer’s name “not be included on the primary ballot for the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate.” Judge Scott Beattie ruled that three people who signed Finkenauer’s nomination petition had not properly […]

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Dave Muhlbauer ends his run for U.S. Senate, following a death in his family

Dave Muhlbauer, who was the first Iowa Democrat to launch a run for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 election, ended his campaign on Tuesday. In a statement published on social media, Muhlbauer said his decision came after “a period […]

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Retired Admiral Mike Franken becomes the fifth Democrat to launch a campaign for U.S. Senate

Retired Admiral Mike Franken made it official on Thursday: he’s running for the 2022 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. Franken is the fifth Democratic to enter the race to take on seven-term incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley. Franken made his […]

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Chuck Grassley, in elected office since 1959, is running again

Chuck Grassley, who has spent his career presenting himself as a regular Iowa farmer and not a politician, has decided six decades in elected office is not enough. On Friday, one week after his 88th birthday, Iowa’s senior senator announced […]

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Retired Admiral Michael Franken says he will run for Senate

Retired Navy Admiral Michael Franken told the Carroll Times Herald on Monday he will run for the U.S. Senate. Franken is the fourth Democrat to declare as a candidate for the seat currently held by Sen. Chuck Grassley. “I think […]

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‘We deserve Medicare for All’: Glenn Hurst announces he’s running for U.S. Senate

On Thursday, Glenn Hurst, a doctor and the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party’s Rural Caucus, became the third Democrat to enter the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat Chuck Grassley has held for four decades. “Iowa’s senior senator […]

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Criticizing Chuck Grassley for opposing ‘anything that moves us forward,’ Abby Finkenauer launches a run for Senate

Abby Finkenauer announced on Thursday she is running for Senate in 2022. Finkenauer, who now lives in Cedar Rapids, represented her hometown of Dubuque in the Iowa House for two terms before being elected to Congress from Iowa’s 1st District […]

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Iowa Democrats talk politics, hint at future campaigns at a party for Rep. Christina Bohannan

There was a happy, upbeat atmosphere at state Rep. Christina Bohannan’s combination 50th birthday party and campaign fundraiser at The Celebration Farm on Friday night. But that didn’t stop the evening’s honoree from acknowledging an unhappy fact at the beginning […]

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New records set for voter turnout as Democrats win in Johnson County, Republicans win statewide

Iowa had a record turnout for the Nov. 3 general election, breaking the previous record by 100,000 votes, Secretary of State Paul Pate tweeted on Wednesday morning. According to the unofficial statewide results, 1,687,883 have been counted. (Mailed-in absentee ballots […]

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‘Every area of our city has seen destruction’: Local and state leaders call on Gov. Reynolds to deploy National Guard to Cedar Rapids to help with storm damage

Every area of Cedar Rapids has seen destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa on Monday, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz said. The destruction is more extensive than what the city experienced in the floods of 2008 and 2016, he […]

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