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In the new District 1, Democrat Christina Bohannan faces a staunchly anti-abortion, GOP super PAC-supported incumbent

Southeast Iowa has gone from being the 2nd Congressional District to the 1st since Christina Bohannan began running for its U.S. House seat in August 2021. But the major concerns of its residents have remained the same, she said. Inflation […]

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Former Rep. Jim Leach breaks with the Republican Party, endorses Bohannan for House and Franken for Senate

Jim Leach, who represented Johnson County and much of southeastern Iowa in Congress for 30 years as a Republican, changed his party registration to Democrat ahead of the June 7 primary, the Quad City Times reported on Wednesday. “Today, the […]

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‘I think our democracy is absolutely on the line’: Christina Bohannan talks about why she is running for Congress

Christina Bohannan opened her campaign office in Iowa City on Saturday, with a brief speech about why she is running for Congress in the newly drawn 1st District. “I think we all know there is so much at stake in […]

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Rep. Miller-Meeks’ primary challenger in the 1st Congressional District drops out of race

The Republican primary in Iowa’s new 1st Congressional District ended before it started, as Bettendrof businessman Kyle Kuehl ended his candidacy on Tuesday, leaving incumbent Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks the only Republican running for the seat. Kuehl announced his decision shortly […]

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Miller-Meeks will move into the new 1st Congressional District to run for reelection

Two weeks after the Iowa Legislature approved the redistricting maps that changed the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks announced she will move out of her hometown of more than two decades in order to run in […]

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Johnson County and Linn County would be in the same congressional district, if new redistricting map is approved

Johnson County and Linn County would once again be in the same congressional district, if the Iowa Legislature adopts the redistricting map published by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) on Thursday. The two counites had both been part […]

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State Sen. Liz Mathis announces bid for Ashley Hinson’s 1st District seat

State Sen. Liz Mathis announced on Tuesday she is running for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District. Mathis, a Democrat who has represented Linn County in the state Senate since 2011, will challenge first-term Republican incumbent Rep. Ashley Hinson, who has […]

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