Straw Poll

Cloud of Uncertainty over Iowa Straw Poll

Like many Iowa Republicans, some of my greatest political memories are associated with the Iowa Straw Poll. I worked my first Straw Poll at the age of 22 in 1999. It was terrifying waiting for my buses full of Steve Forbes’ s...
by Craig Robinson

2015 Iowa Straw Poll

RPI Makes Changes to May 28th Straw Poll Meeting

Below is an email that was sent to the potential presidential campaigns about the Iowa Straw Poll. We have received a lot of logistical questions since our first email regarding the May 28 meeting. We realized that we need to m...
by The Iowa Republican

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Everyday Iowans Can’t Name Single Hillary Clinton Accomplishment

Hillary Clinton is finding that there are limits not only on her tightly scripted campaign, but her resume as well. The party faithful in Iowa are lukewarm on her candidacy and can’t name a single accomplishment from her time...
by The Iowa Republican



Crunch Time: Straw Poll Decision Required Before May 28 Meeting

Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he would not be participating in the Republican Party of Iowa’s Straw Poll, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th,at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone. Bush’s de...
by Craig Robinson


New Questions Hillary Clinton Refuses to Answer

Once again Hillary Clinton refused to speak the press – right as new, serious questions are being raised. For months, Team Clinton has claimed that as Secretary of State, she only used one email address: hdr22@clintonema...
by The Iowa Republican



Live Coverage of the Republican Party of Iowa’s Lincoln Dinner

Eleven announced and likely 2016 presidential candidates will take the stage at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines tonight for the Republican Party of Iowa’s Annual Lincoln Dinner. Here is the speaking order. Senator Ri...
by Craig Robinson