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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 06.16.2014 | 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...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

New Koch Brothers-Backed Group To Begin Airing Ads In Key Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A political nonprofit associated with conservative funders Charles and David Koch will begin airing TV ads in Colorado and Iowa, according to televisi...

Not Just Castration: Battle For Iowa Farm Cred Has Phony Pigs, Too

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Were those Iowa pigs that Joni Ernst bragged about castrating? The ones she made squeal the way she promises to make Washington's "big spenders" squea...

As Campaigns Heat Up, These Candidates Just Can't Help Themselves

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion...

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Dem Candidate Who's Had Quite A Lousy Week

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

As he battles to recover from controversial comments about Iowa farmers, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) got a little boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-M...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Democratic Senate Candidate Faces Harsh Criticism Over Farmer Comments

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who is running to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), faced tough local coverage Tuesday after critical comments he...

Dem Apologizes For Comments About Chuck Grassley's Qualifications

AP | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley apologized Tuesday to Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley for comments recorded during ...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...