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'Ready for Hillary' and the 2014 Mid-term Elections

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We are witnessing a new tour-de-force in election strategy operating across the nation. It isn't based on raising a billion dollars but rather raising just enough money, less than $10 million so far, to generate excitement and get people motivated to speak out and work for a candidate who hasn't yet announced she is running.

Igor Bobic

Joni Ernst Feted By Opponents Of Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest trade associations opposed to raising the federal minimum wage held a fundraiser for Iowa Republican Senate hopeful ...

Koch-Linked Group Targets Farmers Who Endorsed A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of Koch brothers-linked groups were so incensed that a farmer's association endorsed the Senate campaign of Iowa Democratic Rep....

Michelle Obama Will Campaign In Iowa For Bruce Braley

AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Iowa next month for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, his campaign said W...

Campaign Cash Is Buying Tons Of Ads

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that wil...

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

Iowa Senate Candidate Suggested Medicaid Recipients Have No 'Personal Responsibility' For Their Health

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), who is running for U.S. Senate against Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), suggested in an April newsletter that Medicaid reci...

Igor Bobic

Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Has A History Of Advocating Nullification Of Federal Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Republican Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst once appeared to speak favorably of the concept of ...

GOP Senate Candidate Takes Heat For Big Oil Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who's running for Iowa's open seat, is under fire for planning to attend a fundraiser with the political action commi...

Poll Finds Iowa Senate Race Deadlocked

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is shaping up to be deeply competitive, a new poll finds, while former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) looks like less of a th...

Senate Candidate Records GOP Address, Then Deploys

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Floated Obama Impeachment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst floated the idea of impeaching President Barack Obama in January, calling him a "dictator" and argu...

O'Malley To Campaign With Iowa Democrats

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will campaign with Democratic candidates for Congress and governor in Iowa this weekend. According to a tweet po...

'No Budget, No Pay' Works Once Again in California

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every so often, in the world of legislation, California lives up to its own self-image of trendsetter. This is one of those times.

Anti-Joni Ernst Ad Makes Questionable Claims

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A TV ad from Rep. Bruce Braley says his Republican opponent in the Iowa Senate race “neve...

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Braley Wins Democratic Primary In Iowa Senate Race

Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley clinched the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed the retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the Associated Press reports. B...

Braley, Ernst Win Iowa Senate Primaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) won their respective party's nominations in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin...

Iowa Voters Make Picks In Senate, Gubernatorial Races

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), state Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) all won their respective gubernatorial and Senate primarie...

Joni Ernst Wins GOP Primary In Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst won the Republican nomination in her bid to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the Associated Press reports. Er...

Iowa Voters Head To The Polls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Six Republicans are vying for the chance to replace Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), battling at the polls in a primary election on Tuesday. A competitive se...

Kate Sheppard

Some Democratic Senate Candidates Want To Talk About Climate; Others, Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Senate candidates are nearly unanimous in their desire to either ignore or deny the existence of global warming, the ma...

Mitt Romney Heading To Iowa To Stump For GOP Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Mitt Romney is heading back to Iowa. The former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, who lost the state to Barack Obama by almost 6 percentage poi...

Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, acco...