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Iowa Republican ousted in 2018 says he will run to reclaim House seat

Former GOP Rep. David Young (Iowa) said Monday that he is launching a campaign against the Democrat who unseated him during the 2018 midterm elections. “I spent a lot of time with folks around the 3rd District, listening to their priorities and listening to their…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Long-serving Iowa GOP legislator leaves party citing Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longest serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature announced Tuesday that he’s becoming a Democrat, saying he didn’t want to remain in a party led by President Donald Trump. Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ACLU of Iowa says state’s new ag-gag law violates free speech protections

Iowa’s second attempt to make it a crime for animal welfare activists, journalists and others to go undercover at meatpacking plants and livestock facilities will face a legal challenge. The ACLU of Iowa filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the state’s new ag-gag law, saying it’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Iowa Democrats to take caucus to the virtual world

Iowa Democratic leaders Monday announced a new option for registered party members to take part in Caucus night. The plan calls for a virtual caucus that will take place over several nights leading up to the precinct caucuses that will be accessible by phone and…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Judge rules university must allow student group to reject gay student from leadership position

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the University of Iowa cannot take away a Christian student group’s registered status after it barred a gay student from a leadership role. U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose granted a permanent injunction forcing the university to recognize Business…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 8, 2019

Cory Booker finalizing Iowa leadership team of high-profile Iowa staffers in preparation for possible 2020 run

Cory Booker is finalizing the leadership of a potential Iowa campaign team — an indication the New Jersey senator is moving closer to announcing a run for president. According to a source familiar with the process, Booker will hire, should he run, a team of high-profile…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 28, 2019

Iowa ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion restriction declared unconstitutional, struck down by Polk County judge

Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” law — the most restrictive abortion limit in the country — violates Iowa Constitution and may not be enforced, a state judge ruled Tuesday. In his decision striking down the abortion law, Polk County District Judge Michael Huppert cited the Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling last year in…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sherrod Brown is going on tour to the first four early presidential states

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sen. Sherrod Brown will travel to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the latest move in a possible run for president in 2020. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday night before announcing the trip nationally on MSNBC, Brown said his…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rep. Steve King denies supporting white nationalism, supremacy after New York Times report

Rep. Steve King denied allegations that he supports white nationalism and white supremacy Thursday after a recent New York Times article tied the controversial Iowa Republican to further white nationalist rhetoric. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 11, 2019

Rep. Steve King denies supporting white nationalism, supremacy after New York Times report

Rep. Steve King denied allegations that he supports white nationalism and white supremacy Thursday after a recent New York Times article tied the controversial Iowa Republican to further white nationalist rhetoric. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 11, 2019

Biden Leads Sanders, O’Rourke in Iowa Democratic Caucus Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa, according to a CNN/Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. The poll shows Biden leading among a field of 20 potential candidates, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke. The…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, December 17, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s team has been talking to Obama political operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire as 2020 momentum builds

Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke’s team has been fielding calls from senior operatives who worked on President Barack Obama’s campaign in the pivotal states of Iowa and New Hampshire as the Texas congressman considers running for president in 2020, CNBC has learned. Led by chief…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, December 7, 2018

Michael Bloomberg focuses on climate change, gun control in his first visit to Iowa

He started the morning in Cedar Rapids with a series of events focused on solar and renewable energy before traveling to Ankeny, where he met with students in the wind technology program at Des Moines Area Community College. In the evening, he met with the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, December 6, 2018

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