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Republican State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks launches her fourth bid for Congress, but avoids using the word ‘Republican’

State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks announced on Tuesday that she is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. The Ottumwa ophthalmologist becomes the second Republican in the race for the seat currently held by Rep. Dave Loebsack, who announced his retirement in April. This is Miller-Meeks’ fourth run for Congress. She […]

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Trump impeachment inquiry: Iowa’s Congressional delegation reacts, Steve King spins a conspiracy theory, Grassley wants to investigate Hillary Clinton

All six members of Iowa’s congressional delegation have issued statements about the House of Representatives launching an impeachment inquiry to determine if President Donald Trump should be removed from office. The three Iowa Democrats in the House all expressed cautious support for the inquiry. On the other side of the capitol, Sens. Chuck Grassley and […]

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Former Illinois congressman Bobby Schilling is running for Congress in Iowa’s 2nd District

On Monday, former Illinois congressman Bobby Schilling has filed the paperwork necessary to run for the open seat in Iowa 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held by Rep. Dave Loebsack. The 55 year-old represented the Illinois side of the Quad Cities for two years starting in 2011. […]

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Only Republican running for Congress in Iowa’s 2nd District drops out

On Saturday, the only Republican candidate running for the seat Rep. Dave Loebsack is vacating announced he is dropping out of the race. Osceola Mayor Thomas Kedley filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to be candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on May 3. “I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Iowans from all […]

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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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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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Dave Loebsack will not run for reelection in 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack announced on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2020. “I have enjoyed beyond my expectations serving the people of Iowa’s Second District for the past 13 years,” the Iowa City Democrat said in a statement. Loebsack was first elected to Congress in 2006, when he defeated Jim Leach, a […]

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Iowa’s congressional Democrats vote to end President Trump’s ‘state of emergency’ at the border

Iowa’s three congressional Democrats — Rep. Cindy Axne, Rep. Abby Finkenauer and Rep. Dave Loebsack — joined 242 fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives in voting for a resolution to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. All 232 House Democrat participating in the vote approved the bill, […]

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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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Iowans disapprove of Trump, but Iowa Republicans in Congress keep voting for his policies

A majority of Iowans disapproved of President Trump’s actions during his first year in office, according to a new analysis by Gallup. But that didn’t stop any of the Republicans who represent the state in Congress from voting with Trump more than 90 percent of the time. […]

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Iowa City NoDAPL protest urges divestment, solidarity

By Lauren Shotwell and Emma Husar Anti-pipeline protesters occupied the lobbies of U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack’s office and the downtown Iowa City branches of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank on Wednesday before hanging banners off the Burlington and Riverside pedestrian bridge in solidarity with protesters at Standing Rock. The protests happened as the 2 p.m. […]

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