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Letter to the editor: The progressive predicament

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids Joe Biden will be the Democratic Party nominee for president. This is now as clear as it’s been since the first candidates started pandering to Iowans on hay bales in town halls more than a year ago. As Biden has surged — and racked up states, delegates and endorsements in […]

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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 equivalents (SDEs). On Sunday, Buttigieg dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Speaking to supporters […]

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‘They screwed it up badly’: Caucus troubles continue as delegates are awarded, a recanvass is expected and bad math is defended

A week after the Iowa Caucus, its outcome is still uncertain, but that didn’t stop the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) from announcing the projected number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention each candidate won in the Feb. 3 caucus. Pete Buttigieg, who had the second-highest number of supporters in the caucus, […]

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Union president wants Republican members to re-register as Democrats to caucus for Biden, whether they support him or not

If Harold Schaitberger gets his way, some Trump-supporting Republicans in Iowa will re-register as Democrats on Monday night and caucus for Joe Biden, before switching back to the GOP and voting for Trump in the general election. And Schaitberger might get his way, because he’s the president of the International Association of […]

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Bernie Sanders finishes first in the latest Iowa Poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the other Democratic candidates in the upcoming Iowa Caucus, according to the Iowa Poll published on Friday evening. The Vermont senator was the choice of 20 percent of poll respondents. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in second place with 17 percent, followed by Pete Buttigieg — who finished first in the last Iowa Poll, […]

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Rep. Abby Finkenauer endorses Joe Biden for president

Abby Finkenauer became the first Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation to endorse a 2020 presidential candidate when the first-term representative announced on Monday she is supporting Joe Biden. Finkenauer started her endorsement by talking about her upbringing. “I was raised in a small town in rural Iowa, where my family instilled in me the importance of […]

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This weekend’s Iowa Caucus events: meet-and-greets, a town hall, a forum and a past caucus winner returns to Iowa

The biggest caucus news right now is who won’t be in Iowa this weekend — Sen. Kamala Harris, who ended her campaign earlier this week — but there will still be plenty of candidates in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A former first-place finisher in the Iowa caucus returns to the state on behalf of a current candidate.
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Following a shaky performance in the latest Democratic debate, Joe Biden announces major Iowa campaign tour

Just hours after Joe Biden’s stumbling, and occasionally confused, performance in the 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, his campaign announced an 18-county tour of Iowa. The former vice president’s “No Malarkey” tour will start in Council Bluff on Nov. 30, and conclude with an appearance in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 7. […]

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