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‘Cresting at the right time’: Franken wins, Reynolds forsakes fellow Republicans, and other takeaways from the primary election

Retired Adm. Mike Franken easily defeated Abby Finkenauer to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in what was the highest profile contested race in the nation on Tuesday. Franken won 55.2 percent of the vote and carried 76 of […]

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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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Sixteen candidates for U.S. House and Senate will be on the June primary ballot, including the ‘Trump tractor guy’

On Tuesday, the Iowa Secretary of State Office released an updated list of candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the June 7 primary election. To be eligible for the ballot, candidates needed to file their nominating petitions and […]

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Dave Muhlbauer ends his run for U.S. Senate, following a death in his family

Dave Muhlbauer, who was the first Iowa Democrat to launch a run for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 election, ended his campaign on Tuesday. In a statement published on social media, Muhlbauer said his decision came after “a period […]

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Retired Admiral Mike Franken becomes the fifth Democrat to launch a campaign for U.S. Senate

Retired Admiral Mike Franken made it official on Thursday: he’s running for the 2022 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. Franken is the fifth Democratic to enter the race to take on seven-term incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley. Franken made his […]

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Retired Admiral Michael Franken says he will run for Senate

Retired Navy Admiral Michael Franken told the Carroll Times Herald on Monday he will run for the U.S. Senate. Franken is the fourth Democrat to declare as a candidate for the seat currently held by Sen. Chuck Grassley. “I think […]

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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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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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