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Iowa GOP’s Central Committee votes to proceed with plans for Straw Poll

DES MOINES – In an unanimous 16-0 vote, the Republican Party of Iowa’s Central Committeetoday agreed to proceed with plans for a straw poll component at its traditional August fundraiser. Exact details of the event...
by The Iowa Republican


Republican State Treasurer Candidate Has An Interesting Background

Saturday’s Republican state convention may not have the fireworks of a U.S. Senate nominating convention that many people predicted would happen over the past year, but there are still some important nominations that will nee...
by Craig Robinson


‘Billion Dollar Branstad’ announces $1.9b wind energy project

DES MOINES—Gov. Terry Branstad announced Wednesday that MidAmerican Energy will invest $1.9 billion in new wind energy farms, the largest economic development project in Iowa to date. “We are pleased to announced the larges...
by Jeff Patch



Journalists dish on best practices for viral memes, pop culture humor

At a Campaign Tech Conference panel in Washington, D.C. Thursday, panelists discuss the intersection of culture and politics and how to drive the campaign conversation. WASHINGTON—Political reporters and digital strategists s...
by Jeff Patch


PREVIEW: April Fool’s Day look at Madam Shannon’s empire

On Monday—April Fool’s Day— will publish an extensive investigation into the business and quasi-political empire of Randi Shannon, a former Cedar Rapids-area state Sen. candidate who dropped out t...
by Jeff Patch



Linn Co. GOP elects Golding chair

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—A united Linn County Republican Party elected businesswoman Cindy Golding as the chair of Iowa’s second largest county GOP Tuesday night. Six percent of Iowa Republicans call the county home, and the part...
by Jeff Patch