Hillary Rodham Clinton

Iowa Democrats Looking for An Alternative to Hillary

Prominent Democrats in Iowa and across the nation have put forth a concerted effort to clear the field in the presidential nominating process for Hillary Clinton. The Ready for Hillary PAC has raised millions of dollars. Longti...
by Kevin Hall

State Capitol blue sky

John Kooiker Wins GOP Nomination for House District 4 Special Election

Longtime Sioux County resident John Kooiker is the Republican choice for the House District 4 special election. Kooiker is a military veteran, family farmer and retired postal service worker. Kooiker heavily emphasized his soci...
by Kevin Hall

Ben Carson First Iowa Speech 2014 (310)-L

Draft Ben Carson for President Committee Opens Iowa Office

Merrifield, Va. — Dec.16, 2014 — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, announced to...
by The Iowa Republican


bobby jindal

Jindal Helps Polk County Republicans Celebrate 2014 Success

WEST DES MOINES – By almost every measure, 2014 was a banner year for the Polk County Republican Party. Although Democrats held an active voter registration edge of more than 20,000 in the state’s largest county on Elec...
by Kevin Hall

Ames Straw Poll

State Central Committee Members Favor Keeping Ames Straw Poll

Although Iowa Governor Terry Branstad believes the Ames Straw Poll has out lived its usefulness, it appears the majority of the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee favors keeping the event. Ultimately, it is th...
by Kevin Hall



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