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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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Democrat Liz Bennett kicks off campaign for state Senate, reflecting on the less-divided Iowa of decades past

“I’m running for state senate to make sure that every single Iowan gets a fair shot in Iowa,” Liz Bennett told the people crowded into a room at The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday night for her campaign kick-off […]

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Rally against voter suppression Saturday will gather activists, elected officials and candidates on the Pentacrest

There will be a rally on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Saturday protesting attempts at voter suppression that proliferated in the wake of the 2020 election, as well as constant lies about voter fraud spread by Donald Trump. “Between […]

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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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Iowa Democrats talk politics, hint at future campaigns at a party for Rep. Christina Bohannan

There was a happy, upbeat atmosphere at state Rep. Christina Bohannan’s combination 50th birthday party and campaign fundraiser at The Celebration Farm on Friday night. But that didn’t stop the evening’s honoree from acknowledging an unhappy fact at the beginning […]

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