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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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‘There are barriers that one campaign cannot overcome’: Ras Smith ends his run for governor

Rep. Ras Smith announced on Wednesday morning he had suspended his campaign for Iowa governor. In June, Smith became the first Democrat to launch a campaign for his party’s 2022 nomination. Smith began with an optimistic tone that colored his […]

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‘Iowa is worth the work’: Deidre DeJear officially launches her campaign for governor

Deidre DeJear made it official on Saturday — she is running for governor of Iowa. DeJear’s announcement came just over a month after she announced a listening tour of the state to help her decide whether to run, and three […]

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‘It’s time to let the next generation of Iowans take the reins’: Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer meets with Iowa City Democrats

“What makes me unique to Iowa is that I’m not unique,” Dave Muhlbauer told the small group of Johnson County Democrats gathered on the makeshift patio behind George’s Buffet on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m an Iowan.” Muhlbauer, a farmer in western […]

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Ross Wilburn, former mayor of Iowa City, makes history as first Black person to lead a major political party in Iowa

A decade and a half after making history as the first Black person to serve as mayor of Iowa City, Rep. Ross Wilburn made history again on Saturday, becoming the first Black person to lead a major political party in […]

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Democrats are a third of Iowa’s registered voters, but 55 percent of those who have requested absentee ballots

For the 2016 general election, a total of 286,268 Democrats requested absentee ballots. As of Wednesday morning — 41 days before the Nov. 3 election — 306,927 Democrats had requested absentee ballots, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. […]

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Pete Buttigieg drops out of the 2020 race, one day after being certified as the Iowa Caucus winner

After almost a month of problems and delays, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) finally certified the results of the Iowa Caucus on Saturday, declaring Pete Buttigieg the winner and awarding him an extra delegate for winning the most state delegate […]

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The Iowa Democratic Party wrapped up its recount, but the Sanders campaign — and AP — remain unsatisfied

The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) published the results of its limited recount of caucus results on Thursday night, and although the recount corrected errors founded in 19 of the 23 precincts it examined, the IDP said those corrections did not […]

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The Iowa Democratic Party has finished their caucus recanvass. The Sanders campaign wants a recount.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will ask for a recount of the results of the Iowa Caucus, a member of the Sanders campaign said on Tuesday. “We now believe a recount will give Sen. Sanders enough State Delegate Equivalents to put him […]

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Troy Price resigns as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party as caucus problems continue

Troy Price, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP), submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday afternoon, apologizing for the failures that plagued the reporting of results from the Feb. 3 caucus. “The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night,” Prince wrote in his letter to the IDP State Central Committee. […]

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