May 17th, 2010

Submit a Question for the Register’s Gubernatorial Debate

With the final gubernatorial debate taking place later this week, primary voters have limited opportunities to ask the three Republican candidates for governor questions before the June 8th primary.

Radio Iowa’s, Kay Henderson, will be one of the panelists at the final debate being that is being sponsored by the Des Moines Register on Thursday. Kay is soliciting your input on what to ask the candidates.

The two major political parties in Iowa will hold primaries on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. There have already been a number of debates among candidates vying for spots in their party’s General Election line-up. But in the next two weeks there will be a flurry of debates (more like joint appearances), including the final “debate” among the three Republicans who want to be the Iowa G.O.P.’s 2010 nominee for governor. The three Democrats who want to be the Iowa Democratic Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate will appear together in forums in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines next week.

A variety of topics have been covered on the campaign trail and in the previous debates, from gay marriage on the state front to TARP on the federal front. What issue do you think has been overlooked? What question would you ask the candidates for governor, for congress, for the U.S. Senate? What is the key issue on which you will make your voting decision?

Tuesday, May 18 @ 10 a.m.: The Des Moines Register & WHO-TV host forum with the Republican congressional candidates in the third district.

Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 p.m.: the Republican candidates in the first congressional district will appear at a forum at Bettendorf High School.

Thursday, May 20 @ noon: The Des Moines Register & IPTV host forum with the Republican candidates for governor.

Wednesday, May 26 @ 7 p.m.: second district congressional candidates attend Lee County GOP forum at “American Outdoors” which is six miles south of Mt. Pleasant

Thursday, May 27 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Cedar Rapids Gazette & host forum with the Democratic candidates for US Senate

Airing Friday, May 28 @ 7:30 p.m.: three Democratic candidates for US Senate scheduled to appear on “Iowa Press” on IPTV

The best way to submit a question is to click here and post your question.

You can always post your question in the comment section below for discussion purposes.

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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