Iowa primary en Who Decides? A Third Congressional District Convention Primer <p>For the first time since 2002, the GOP nominee in Iowa's third congressional district will be decided by convention.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with former Iowa House Speaker Brent Siegrist.&nbsp; He was one of the candidates vying for the republican nomination in the 2002 primary.&nbsp; After three ballots, and a close vote convention delegates chose then State Senator Steve King.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:44:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41848 at Who Decides? A Third Congressional District Convention Primer 2014 Voter Guide <p>In an effort to provide voters with information about the candidates in the 2014 primary elections, Iowa Public Radio staff contacted the Democratic and Republican candidates competing in Iowa’s open congressional races.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:33:09 +0000 Katherine Perkins 41629 at 2014 Voter Guide Primaries a Bellweather for Iowa's U.S. Senate Race? <p>On Tuesday, six states held nominating contests and the Republican establishment scored big wins. Are the results a bellwether for Iowa’s primaries in less than two weeks?&nbsp; Political analysts Dennis Goldford of Drake University and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa give us their thoughts on the primaries for open congressional seats here in Iowa.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer asks how the issues of minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act are being talked about by Iowa's GOP candidates for U.S. Senate.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:06:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41003 at Primaries a Bellweather for Iowa's U.S. Senate Race? 2014 Primary Elections: The First District <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year ago, the 2014 mid-term election looked like a sleepy one in Iowa. But a U.S. Senate seat and two congressional districts are up for grabs without incumbents. With the primary election a little more than two weeks away, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPR's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Clay Masters takes a look at the open races. Iowa's first congressional district is in northeast Iowa and includes the cities of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:27:38 +0000 Clay Masters 40600 at 2014 Primary Elections: The First District Iowa Midterm Races Heating Up <p>Iowa's June primary election is heating up.&nbsp; Republican senatorial candidates have been debating, buying ads, and collecting big name endorsements.&nbsp; But, only one will be campaigning to take incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin's seat.&nbsp; Host Dean Borg talks with Kathie Obradovich, Political Columnist for the Des Moines Register and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about Iowa's primary races for Congress and U.S. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:36:11 +0000 Dean Borg & Katherine Perkins 39940 at Iowa Midterm Races Heating Up State Races in Iowa Primary <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Most incumbents in the Iowa legislature have held on to their jobs for now&nbsp; following yesterday&rsquo;s primary voting.&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Joyce Russell reports<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></span>.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:21:12 +0000 Joyce Russell 2751 at State Races in Iowa Primary Politics Day - Primary Preview <p>All eyes are&nbsp;on Texas, but attention&nbsp;will soon turn to Iowa&#39;s&nbsp;primary elections and the efforts&nbsp;to recall a&nbsp;sitting Governor in Wisconsin.&nbsp;&nbsp;Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;will analyze results&nbsp;and look ahead&nbsp;for signs of what&#39;s to come with&nbsp;Drake University&nbsp;Political Scientist Dennis Goldford and&nbsp;University of&nbsp;Iowa&nbsp;Professor&nbsp;Emeritus of&nbsp;Communications&nbsp;Bruce Gronbeck.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 13:47:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2380 at Politics Day - Primary Preview