Rod Blum

  • GOP health plan stalls in the House

    by - Mar 23, 2017
    With a House divided, Grassley predicts ‘Plan B’ on repeal and replace. By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu “There’s the bill right there – 121 pages,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said, pointing to a stack of papers...
  • 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...
  • Trump headlines Ernst fundraiser

    by - Aug 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlined the second annual Roast and Ride fundraiser hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Saturday, painting a Republican party embodying unity and hope....
  • Iowa Republicans give Trump warm welcome

    by - Jul 28, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu While the Democrats were making history in Philadelphia with their nomination of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was already hitting the campaign trail. Just one week after he accepted the Republican Party’s...
  • Dems get testy in 1st District

    by - Apr 13, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew   |   mmcandrew@uiowa.edu Democrats Monica Vernon and Pat Murphy may have some explaining to do tonight. The two candidates, who will face off in the June 7 primary in hopes of retaking...
  • 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...
  • Blum sticks to his guns

    by - Mar 25, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freshman Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, has a bull’s-eye on his back heading into the election this fall — and he couldn’t be happier about it. “I love it. I...
  • Fewer Iowans running for state or federal offices

    by - Mar 19, 2016
    A total of 249 Iowans will run for state or federal office in 2016.  By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu Fewer Iowans chose to pursue elected office at the state and federal level in the 2016 election year,...
  • Kroeger endorses Vernon in 1st District Iowa Democratic primary

    by - Mar 3, 2016
    The former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member says he and Vernon ‘share the same progressive values.’   By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu Iowa advertising executive Gary Kroeger endorsed former Cedar Rapids business leader Monica Vernon on March...
  • Congressional races start to bubble

    by - Mar 2, 2016
    By Rebecca Morin  |  rebeccamorin@uiowa.edu It’s never too early. As the filing period to run for state and federal office opened Monday — 100 days until the primary elections, several Democrats and Republican hopefuls are vying...