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Trump for King 2014 (64)-XL

Donald Trump and Steve King: Kindred Spirits

WEST DES MOINES – On the surface, it might seem like New York billionaire Donald Trump might have little in common with a congressman from Iowa’s most rural district. However, in many ways, Trump and Steve King are kind...
by Kevin Hall

Rod Blum with voter

Rod Blum’s Great Weekend Boosts Chances for Upset Win

Republican Rod Blum could be on the verge of pulling off a major upset. The Dubuque businessman is running a very strong campaign in Iowa’s Democrat-leaning First Congressional District. The seat currently held by Bruce Brale...
by Kevin Hall

Ernst doorknocking

Kevin’s Korner: Bailing Out Braley, Trump Stumps and Cretinous Dems

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. A friend is one who has the same enemies you have. The best news of the week: Iowa Republicans continue to shrink the early voting gap between them and Iowa Democrats. The margin is no...
by Kevin Hall


Braley Ernst debate

Ernst Steamrolls Braley in Final Debate

SIOUX CITY – Judging debates can be a subjective matter. Quite often, there is no clear winner. Sometimes one candidate slightly outperformed the opponent. Then there was the final U.S. Senate debate between Joni Ernst an...
by Kevin Hall

Hatch Vernon

Hatch’s Final Debate Much Like Entire Campaign: Desperate and Hopeless

Jack Hatch’s performance in his final debate was much like his entire gubernatorial campaign: dreadful, disorganized and desperate. The liberal state senator from Des Moines was always going to be the underdog against fiv...
by Kevin Hall


Doug Butzier

Iowa Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Dies in Plane Crash

Doug Butzier, a libertarian running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa, died in a plane crash Monday night near Dubuque. Butzier was an emergency room physician and medical staff president at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. According...
by Kevin Hall