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Election 2022: Johnson County remains a Democratic stronghold, as Republicans sweep to victories statewide

Johnson County remained a bright spot for Iowa Democrats on Tuesday, even as Republicans dominated Election Day statewide. Every Democrat in a statewide race carried the county by a large margin, even as they were defeated by Republicans. The only […]

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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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Election 2022: Public Measure 1 would eliminate ‘current and future common-sense gun laws’

Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks was blunt in his assessment of Public Measure 1, which would amend the Iowa Constitution in a way that would stop most attempts to regulate guns in the state. “This amendment is a wolf in […]

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Iowa Republican leaders line up behind Trump after FBI raid: ‘We’ve got a right 2b skeptical’

Iowa’s leading Republicans once again followed Donald Trump’s lead and used social media on Tuesday to suggest corruption led to FBI agents executing a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property on Monday. Not corruption on Trump’s part, of course. Iowa […]

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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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Reps. Hinson and Miller-Meeks vote against raising the age to buy semiautomatic rifles, Red Flag laws and other gun safety measures

On Wednesday, members of the Oversight and Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives watched a video in which Miah Cerrillo described the mass shooting that killed 19 of her classmates and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in […]

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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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4/20 in 2022: Iowa GOP leaders entertaining ‘no discussion whatsoever’ on marijuana reform

More than a year after an Iowa Poll showed 54 percent of Iowans favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use and 78 percent want to see the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Program expanded, Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Republicans who control the […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks attended COP26, but her record on climate isn’t promising

By Paul Deaton, Solon To address global carbon pollution everyone must get involved. Even Republicans understand this. In response to the climate crisis, and to political pressure, Republican Congressman John R. Curtis (UT-03) launched a “Conservative Climate Caucus” last June. […]

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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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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on […]

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Donald Trump lies, stokes xenophobia and endorses Chuck Grassley in speech at Iowa State Fairgrounds

When Donald Trump finally began speaking at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday night, it took him less than two minutes to get to his central message: “The election was rigged.” He was lying, but about an hour into his […]

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