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The Undercard – A Look at the Other Statewide Races

The campaigns for Iowa’s constitutional offices never get the same attention as contests at the top of the ballot.  With an open U.S. Senate seat for the first time in 40 years and potential 2016 presidential already trompin...
by Craig Robinson


Polls Show a Tied U.S. Senate Race – And Ominous Signs for Ernst Campaign

“BOOM!” Joni Ernst’s campaign spokesperson Gretchen Hamel tweeted when National Journal reporter, Emily Schultheis, noted that a the new USA Today/Suffolk University poll of the Iowa U.S. Senate race was a dead heat at 40...
by Craig Robinson


Democrat Pat Murphy Fears Illegal Immigrants May Become Terrorist

Pat Murphy, the Democrat nominee for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District, often describes himself as a liberal’s liberal.  Murphy’s record in the Iowa House of Representatives also backs up that claim.  Murp...
by Craig Robinson



Thoughts on Ferguson – America Has Some Serious Problems

For almost two weeks now, the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has garnered the attention of the nation as protests and civil unrest sprung out of the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year old back man, who was shot six times by a whi...
by Craig Robinson

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina’s War Against the Democrats’ War on Woman Heads to Iowa

“It’s ridiculous.  It’s propaganda.  And frankly, I’m sick of it.” That is what Carly Fiorina, the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2010 candidate for the U.S. Senate in California, had to say about th...
by Craig Robinson


Ernst Joni

Ernst Campaign Easily Defuses Difficult Situation

Sometimes in politics, it’s the things that you don’t see that make the difference in the outcome of a campaign.  While this past weekend was rather sleepy compared to last week, the Ernst campaign did a phenomenal job of ...
by Craig Robinson