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Miller-Meeks 2010

Not Much of a Primary in Iowa’s Second District but General Election Could be a Doozy.

Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks may be making her third attempt to win an eastern Iowa congressional seat, but that doesn’t mean that she should be written off as some kind of perennial candidate. Miller-Meeks won the Republican...
by Craig Robinson


BUSTED: Out of State Trial Lawyers Fund Pro-Farmer Ad In Effort to Save Braley

The Des Moines Register is reporting that the American Association for Justice PAC, the political arm for trial lawyers, gave $200,000 to the Senate Majority PAC in the first quarter of 2014.  The Senate Majority PAC is the or...
by Craig Robinson


Poor Fundraising Numbers Could Hurt Blum’s Chances in General Election

Rod Blum is the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary in the First Congressional District, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at his fundraising report.    Blum’s campaign reported that it had raised $77,710.09 in...
by Craig Robinson


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Zaun’s Poor Fundraising Performance Shakes Up Third District Race

The campaign finance disclosures for the Republican candidates in the Third Congressional District are all in, and as I expected, the results tell us a lot about where the race stands today. Brad Zaun, the perceived frontrunner...
by Craig Robinson

State Capitol Building, Iowa

Iowa’s Community Colleges Need to Follow the Regents Lead

Recently, the Iowa State Senate passed a $989 million education budget for fiscal year 2015.  The bill increases funding for the state’s regent universities, community colleges, and it also funds some of Governor Branstad’...
by Craig Robinson


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Schultz Launches TV Ad in 3rd District Race

This morning Matt Schultz announced that his campaign raised $170,000 in the first fundraising quarter and has $136,000 cash on hand. The campaign also announced that it would begin running a new TV ad. The ad is titled “Done...
by Craig Robinson