The Daily Iowan Ethics and Politics Initiative

  • 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...
  • Campaign Central, April 6 edition

    by - Apr 6, 2015
    Campaign Central is your exclusive look at who’s in Iowa this week and who’s planning on coming. Never miss a beat on where candidates will be vying for your vote.   • Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb set...
  • Rand Paul leadership shifts ahead of expected presidential announcement

    by - Apr 1, 2015
    Top-tier leadership within Rand Paul’s senatorial brand is shifting as the Kentucky Republican prepares for what is expected to be an official 2016 presidential launch next week. Sergio Gor — who currently serves as Paul’s spokesperson...
  • Campaign Central, March 30 edition

    by - Mar 30, 2015
    Campaign Central is your exclusive look at who’s in Iowa this week and who’s planning on coming. Never miss a beat on where candidates will be vying for your vote.   • Rick Santorum tapped as new...
  • Martin O’Malley: The nation’s new JFK?

    by - Mar 24, 2015
    Martin O’Malley can work a room, they say: Whether it’s an expansive hotel ballroom with several hundred in attendance or a dimly lit restaurant and bar over pizza. He’s careful and precise in his articulation of...
  • Rand Paul to include UI on presidential announcement tour

    by - Mar 23, 2015
    Rand Paul — a heartthrob among Libertarian Republicans — has etched out time for a rally on the University of Iowa campus next month, as a part of a five-state, five-day national tour that is expected to...
  • Campaign Central, March 23 edition

    by - Mar 23, 2015
    Campaign Central is your exclusive look at who’s in Iowa this week and who’s planning on coming. Never miss a beat on where candidates will be vying for your vote.   • Ted Cruz books Iowa winery trip...
  • 6 takeaways: O’Malley’s first visit to Iowa of 2015

    by - Mar 21, 2015
    DAVENPORT — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley returned to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses state this weekend with a pair of stops at the Scott County Democrats’ Red White and Blue dinner, a visit to a local Irish pub,...
  • 5 takeaways from the Iowa Ag Summit

    by - Mar 7, 2015
    Politics reporters Aaron Walker and Brent Griffiths recap the events of Saturday’s Iowa Ag Summit.   1. Agriculture front and center Agriculture reigns supreme in the state of Iowa, which as agribusiness entrepreneur and major Republican...
  • Scott Walker continues hot streak

    by - Mar 7, 2015
    DES MOINES — He was the enemy of labor unions and Democratic Party members who vowed that they would oust him. He survived. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was lost in the deluge of Jeb Bush’s...