Iowa Democratic Party

  • Bernie loyalists discontent with DNC-head race

    by - Mar 1, 2017
    The Democratic party remains in the hands of its establishment members after the election for the 2017 Democratic National Committee leader. By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The first contested DNC chairmanship race in more than 30...
  • New leader to bring Iowa Democratic Party into digital age

    by - Jan 25, 2017
    Derek Eadon, who recently became the head of the Iowa Democratic Party, has the skills necessary to digitize the organization. By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu At a time when digital technology is revolutionizing the way political campaigns...
  • Blum safe in 1st District

    by - Nov 8, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republicans held on to Iowa’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday after Rep. Rod Blum beat his Democratic challenger, Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon, for one of the most competitive...
  • “Closing Arguments:” Republicans, Democrats rest their cases

    by - Nov 7, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew and Matthew Jack | mitchrmcandrew@gmail.com and matthewmjack@gmail.com Across Iowa on Monday, Republicans and Democrats made their final pitches to voters after a year and a half of stump speeches, hand shaking, and hard-fought campaigning....
  • Bernie Sanders in Iowa City: Clinton college plan best for all

    by - Nov 4, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu and Marissa Payne | maryssa-payne@uiowa.edu  Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today in Iowa City where University of Iowa students interviewed by The Daily Iowan agreed Clinton’s plan...
  • A Pantsuit with Coattails

    by - Sep 7, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu For Iowa Democratic women, 2016 has the potential to be a landmark year. The momentum that began in February, when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win...
  • Iowa, Democrats make history with Clinton nomination

    by - Jul 27, 2016
    By Brent Griffiths | Brent-Griffiths@uiowa.edu PHILADELPHIA — The Associated Press did not verify that Iowans made history on February 1 until long after many had gone to bed. But on Tuesday, there was not a historically...
  • Leaked emails create obstacles to Democrat unity

    by - Jul 24, 2016
    By Brent Griffiths | brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu PHILADELPHIA —  Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin joked that here in the city of brotherly love his, Democratic Party will end this week together. But on the eve of the start...
  • Crunch time to the caucuses: 9 days away

    by - Jan 23, 2016
    Must-know details about the final days before the Iowa caucuses. By Rebecca Morin | rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu | 01/23/16   CAUCUS COUNTDOWN • nine days to the Iowa caucuses.   DUELING DEBATE • REPUBLICANS: The next Republican presidential debate will take place...
  • Sanders supporters out in droves at Clinton’s Iowa City rally

    by - Jan 21, 2016
    By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu  Dozens of University of Iowa students who say they will caucus for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders crashed Hillary Clinton’s rally with pop star Demi Lovato on Jan. 21. Representing...