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Meet the Democrats vying for Joni Ernst’s Senate seat

Four Democrats are running for their party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. Attorney Kimberly Graham was the first candidate to enter the race that will determine which Democrat faces incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst in the November general election. She was […]

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Democratic super PAC launches $1 million ad campaign for Ernst challenger Theresa Greenfield

The Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC working to elect Democrats and closely allied with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, launched a $1 million advertising campaign on Tuesday on behalf of Theresa Greenfield. Greenfield, the president of a real estate […]

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‘I’m still terrified for my future’: Cedar Rapids climate protesters want solutions on local, national level

Chants of “Green New Deal,” “this is what democracy looks like,” and “fossil fuels have got to go” filled the streets of Cedar Rapids on Friday night, as part of climate strikes organized around the country on Dec. 6. It was an emotional night for many, as marchers shared the reasons why they’re striking and the need for accelerated action to combat climate change. Around 120 people attended […]

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Linn County Board of Supervisors declares a climate crisis ahead of Friday’s national climate strikes

The Linn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Wednesday declaring a climate crisis in light of increased drought and heatwaves, decrease in the bird population and flooding throughout Iowa. The action by the supervisors occurred just days before people around the country — including in Cedar Rapids — prepare for the next […]

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‘One percent is strong, 99 percent is a lot stronger’: Sen. Bernie Sanders brings his presidential campaign to the Ped Mall

During his Friday night campaign rally in Iowa City, Sen. Bernie Sanders sounded almost exactly the same as he did during the first Iowa speech of his 2020 campaign at the Iowa Memorial Union in March. […]

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Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker endorses Kimberly Graham for U.S. Senate

Democrat Kimberly Graham picked up an important endorsement in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate when Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker announced on Tuesday that he is supporting her candidacy. In May, Graham became the first Democrat to announce a challenge to Sen. Joni Ernst, but her campaign was overshadowed when […]

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Retired Admiral Michael Franken announces a run for Joni Ernst’s Senate seat

Retired Navy Admiral Michael Franken announced Monday that he is running for the U.S. Senate. Franken, who grew up in rural Sioux County, Iowa, and currently lives in Sioux City, is the fourth candidate to join the race for the Democratic Party nomination. The winner will face incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst in the Nov. 2020 general election. […]

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Eddie Mauro becomes the second Iowa Democrat to announce a 2020 Senate run

Democrat Eddie Mauro announced on Monday he is running for the U.S. Senate. The Des Moines businessman has long been active in progressive politics, and in 2018 he made an unsuccessfully bid for the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. […]

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