3rd Congressional District http://iowapublicradio.org en Analysis on Iowa's Primary Results http://iowapublicradio.org/post/analysis-iowas-primary-results <p>Three open congressional seats from Iowa are up for grabs in this November’s midterm elections – a very rare occurrence in Iowa politics!</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, an analysis of last night's primary results for those races. Joining host Ben Kieffer are guests Kathie Obradovich, of the Des Moines Register, and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa.</p><p>Ben asks them about the candidates’ strengths, possible weaknesses, and he has them ponder campaign strategies each camp is likely to employ leading up to November.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:34:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41729 at http://iowapublicradio.org Analysis on Iowa's Primary Results 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 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 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