Iowa Caucuses

  • Sen. Cotton addresses Iowa GOP top brass

    by - Jul 19, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu At an Iowa Economic Forum Policy Luncheon Tuesday morning at Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton addressed Iowa’s GOP leaders, including Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley...
  • Kasich ends presidential campaign

    by - May 4, 2016
    The path is clear for Donald Trump. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last candidate standing between GOP frontrunner Trump, ended his campaign Wednesday afternoon. The announcement came a day after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his...
  • Ted Cruz calls it quits after Indiana loss

    by - May 3, 2016
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose anti-establishment rhetoric and evangelical appeal secured an Iowa caucus victory in February, has dropped out of the 2016 presidential race. “I said I would continue on as long as there is...
  • Iowans weigh in on Carly Fiorina as Ted Cruz’s VP

    by - Apr 27, 2016
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is back in the 2016 election — but as a vice presidential candidate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Indiana, a day...
  • Why Trump is losing delegate support

    by - Apr 15, 2016
    By Anna Onstad-Hargrave | anna-onstad-hargrave@uiowa.edu After a weekend of Colorado delegates coalescing against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Iowa political experts say it’s because Trump does not understand the rules and has pushed away support. Texas Sen. Ted...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a near perfect day in Iowa

    by - Apr 9, 2016
    By Brent Griffiths | brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu OTTUMWA, IOWA — Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland had to leave the Second District Republican convention for a wedding. Such absences occur during the ebb and flow of voting and debating...
  • Into the thick of the delegate race

    by - Mar 30, 2016
    Iowa Republicans are keeping it ‘Iowa nice’ while prepping for the national GOP convention. by Rebecca Morin  |  rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu Lawn signs will be found on front yards, palm cards will be passed out, and endorsements will...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie endorses Trump

    by - Feb 26, 2016
    By Rebecca Morin | rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu Following a night of being blasted by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump came back with a swing of his own: an endorsement from...
  • Jeb Bush suspends presidential campaign following South Carolina primary

    by - Feb 20, 2016
    By Rebecca Morin | rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu The possibility of a third Bush in the White House came to an end Saturday evening. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ended his 2016 presidential campaign following preliminary primary results in...
  • Vying for the evangelical vote

    by - Feb 17, 2016
    After Iowa, South Carolina provides another opportunity for Republicans to appeal to evangelical voters.  By Brent Griffiths |   brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu Launching into his Iowa caucus  night victory speech on Feb. 1, the eighth word that came...