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Steve King Red white and blue

Congressman King Pressures RPI to Preserve Ames Straw Poll

The future of the Ames Straw Poll is in doubt. Republican Governor Terry Branstad has stated repeatedly that the event has “outlived its usefulness.” In an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette a week ago, Branstad said, ...
by Craig Robinson


Interstates Want a Piece of an Increased Gas Tax Too

Increasing Iowa’s gas tax wasn’t much of an issue in Governor Terry Branstad’s re-election campaign in 2014, but it’s obvious that Iowans are going to be expected to shoulder some sort of tax increase when the state leg...
by Craig Robinson


State Rep. Mark Costello Wins Republican Nomination in Senate District 12

Republicans gathered in Clarinda on Thursday evening to nominate a candidate in Iowa Senate District 12, the seat previously held by Joni Ernst. Ernst resigned her Iowa Senate seat after being elected to the U.S. Senate on Nove...
by Craig Robinson



Lose the Primary to Win the General Election?

A lot has been made about the comments of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush last week. While being interviewed at the Wall Street Journal Conference in Washington D.C., Bush suggested that anybody running for president in 2016 s...
by Craig Robinson


Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast – The Weekly Round Up

It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s gas tax during the upcoming legislative session.  While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas ta...
by Craig Robinson


Rand Paul

Rand Paul Shows Weakness in Announcing Re-Election Bid for his U.S. Senate Race

On Monday, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his intention to run for a second term in the United States Senate. Paul was elected to the Senate in 2010, but his meteoric rise to national prominence turned the first term...
by Craig Robinson