Sunday Review, April 19 edition


Sunday Review is your source for the news in politics you may have missed this past weekend. Here, we’ll provide you the recap of the biggest stories as well as a look to the week ahead.

What a difference a month makes. Less than a month after Sen. Ted Cruz was the first presidential candidate out of the gate, there are now four declared contenders — Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio vying for the Republican nomination, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeking the Democratic nomination.

In the last week alone, Clinton and Rubio announced their respective campaigns.

Clinton made Iowa her first campaign stop after driving from New York for two events that were closed to the public — one in Monticello and another in Norwalk. Politics reporter Quentin Misiag writes for the most recent politics page that this is what we could see from Clinton’s campaign, a new focus on smaller events.

Rubio, a junior senator from Florida, announced last Monday, April 13, a day after Clinton, at the Freedom Tower in Miami. There he spoke of his parents’ immigration to the U.S. from Cuba. He’s expected to use that story as a key component of his campaign. Politics reporter Rebecca Morin writes of his announcement and the fact that New Hampshire — not Iowa — was his first trip.

Looking to this week, you can expect another Iowa cattle call on Saturday as a handful of official and potential Republican candidates line up to speak at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum in Waukee, Iowa.