2014 Elections http://iowapublicradio.org en Ernst Gets GOP Senate Nomination, 3rd District Republican Race Goes to Convention http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ernst-gets-gop-senate-nomination-3rd-district-republican-race-goes-convention <p></p><p></p><p>Democratic and Republican Primary voters went to the polls Tuesday to select candidates for the 2014 general election, but for Third-District Republicans it's not over yet. The biggest race last night was for the U.S. Senate Republican primary nomination. State Senator Joni Ernst easily won that race.&nbsp;IPR's Clay Masters talks with University of Northern Iowa Political Science Professor Donna Hoffman about last night's results.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:23:25 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah Boden 41689 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ernst Gets GOP Senate Nomination, 3rd District Republican Race Goes to Convention 2014 Primary Election Results http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-primary-election-results <p><u><strong>U.S. Senate - Rep</strong></u></p><p class="digest-block-row result">Sam Clovis</p><p class="digest-block-row result">Joni Ernst ✔</p><p class="digest-block-row result">Mark Jacobs</p><p class="digest-block-row result">Scott Schaben <span class="dbr-pct"> <span class="dmr-bar-back"> </span> </span></p><p>Matt Whitaker</p><p></p><p></p><p><u><strong>U.S. House. Dist. 1 - Dem</strong></u></p><p class="digest-block-row result">Swati Dandekar</p><p class="digest-block-row result">Anesa Kajtazovic</p><p class="digest-block-row result">Pat Murphy ✔</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:01:44 +0000 Sarah Boden 41674 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Primary Election Results 2014 Voter Guide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Voter Guide Candidate Profile: Joni Ernst http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-joni-ernst <p>Read this candidate profile of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst. She was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:19:24 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 41550 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Joni Ernst Candidate Profile: Matt Whitaker http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-matt-whitaker <p>Read this candidate profile of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Whitaker. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Pat Blank & Katherine Perkins 41548 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Matt Whitaker Hopes of Breaking up the Political Boys Club in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hopes-breaking-political-boys-club-iowa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa will hold its primary on Tuesday, June 3. Democratic Senator Tom Harkin is retiring and that’s set off a domino effect of politicians vying for higher office and this midterm election could make history if voters send a woman to Washington. It’s just one of two states that have never done so or elected a woman as governor; the other is Mississippi.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Clay Masters 41461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hopes of Breaking up the Political Boys Club in Iowa Candidate Profile: Steve Rathje http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-steve-rathje <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Republican candidate Steve Rathje. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide series.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:32:29 +0000 Katherine Perkins 41415 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Steve Rathje Candidate Profile: Gail Boliver http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-gail-boliver <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Republican candidate Gail Boliver. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide series.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:54:18 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Katherine Perkins 41386 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Gail Boliver Candidate Profile: Anesa Kajtazovic http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-anesa-kajtazovic <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Democratic candidate Anesa Kajtazovic. She was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:31:50 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Katherine Perkins 41385 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Anesa Kajtazovic Candidate Profile: Monica Vernon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-monica-vernon <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Democratic candidate Monica Vernon. She was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:16:49 +0000 Pat Blank & Katherine Perkins 41384 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Monica Vernon Candidate Profile: Rod Blum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-rod-blum <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Republican candidate Rod Blum. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:29:57 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Katherine Perkins 41377 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Rod Blum Crowded Primary Contests Could Send Decisions to Conventions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/crowded-primary-contests-could-send-decisions-conventions <p>Iowa's primary election is next week.&nbsp; Both major parties will be choosing their candidates for the November election.&nbsp; Host Dean Borg talks with Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich and Donna Hoffman, Chair of the Political Science Department at University of Northern Iowa about the two congressional races drawing the most attention.&nbsp; Iowa's third and first districts will be open contests, with no incumbent seeking re-election.&nbsp; You can learn more about the candidates and their positions on a variety of issues<a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topi Wed, 28 May 2014 20:29:34 +0000 Dean Borg & Katherine Perkins 41357 at http://iowapublicradio.org Crowded Primary Contests Could Send Decisions to Conventions Candidate Profile: Pat Murphy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-pat-murphy <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Democratic candidate Pat Murphy. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:38:45 +0000 Katherine Perkins 41256 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Pat Murphy Candidate Profile: Dave O'Brien http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-dave-obrien <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Democratic candidate Dave O'Brien. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:24:55 +0000 Dennis Reese & Katherine Perkins 41255 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Dave O'Brien Candidate Profile: Robert Cramer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-robert-cramer <p>Read this candidate profile of 3rd District Candidate Robert Cramer. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:35:04 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren & Person: Katherine Perkins 41249 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Robert Cramer Candidate Profile: Brad Zaun http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-brad-zaun <p>Read this candidate profile of 3rd District Candidate Brad Zaun.&nbsp; He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:19:56 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren & Katherine Perkins 41248 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Brad Zaun Candidate Profile: Swati Dandekar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-swati-dandekar <p>Read this candidate profile of 1st District Candidate Swati Dandekar. She was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:27:32 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Katherine Perkins 41123 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Swati Dandekar Candidate Profile: David Young http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-david-young <p>Read this candidate profile of 3rd District Candidate David Young. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>. Thu, 22 May 2014 19:58:48 +0000 Rob Dillard & Katherine Perkins 41058 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: David Young Candidate Profile: Monte Shaw http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-monte-shaw <p>Read this candidate profile of 3rd District Candidate Monte Shaw. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:18:14 +0000 Sarah Boden & Katherine Perkins 41016 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Monte Shaw Candidate Profile: Joe Grandanette http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-joe-grandanette <p>Read this candidate profile of 3rd District Candidate Joe Grandanette. He was interviewed as part of IPR's 2014 Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/2014-voter-guide" target="_blank">series</a>. Thu, 22 May 2014 15:49:36 +0000 Amy Mayer & Katherine Perkins 41043 at http://iowapublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Joe Grandanette 2014 Primary Elections: U.S. Senate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-primary-elections-us-senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senator Tom Harkin announced last year he was retiring. It’s been decades since Iowa’s had an open senate seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:52:09 +0000 Clay Masters 40721 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Primary Elections: U.S. Senate 2014 Primary Elections: The Third District http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-primary-elections-third-district <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the biggest surprises this 2014 Iowa election season was Third District Republican Congressman Tom Latham’s announcement late last year he would not seek re-election. Thanks to redistricting in 2012 it was incumbent versus incumbent in the third district when Latham faced another longtime congressman, Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell.&nbsp;</span></p><p>In 2014, it’s a crowded group of Republicans running to face a Democrat who’s been in the race for almost a year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:36:38 +0000 Clay Masters 40658 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Primary Elections: The Third District 2014 Primary Elections: The First District http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-primary-elections-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 http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Primary Elections: The First District Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-politicians-save-venom-2014-elections <p>The first of the 2014 legislative session comes to a close today, perhaps overshadowed by Governor Terry Branstad announcing he’s running for reelection. Many state lawmakers have their eye on looming national and state elections. Associated Press Statehouse and Political Reporter Catherine Lucey talks with IPR’s Clay Masters about how Iowa politics are shaping up at outset of 2014. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:54:59 +0000 Clay Masters 34977 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections