GOP Convention http://iowapublicradio.org en Who Decides? A Third Congressional District Convention Primer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/who-decides-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 http://iowapublicradio.org Who Decides? A Third Congressional District Convention Primer With Convention Just Ahead, Obama Asks Iowans to Vote, Volunteer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/convention-just-ahead-obama-asks-iowans-vote-volunteer <p>On a muggy afternoon, President Obama addressed an open-air crowd of an about 10,000 people at Living History Farms near Des Moines. He says the GOP convention involved "a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody told you what they were."</p><p></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:32:54 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7325 at http://iowapublicradio.org With Convention Just Ahead, Obama Asks Iowans to Vote, Volunteer Former Ron Paul Campaign Chairman Says Iowa Supporters Will Get Behind Romney http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-ron-paul-campaign-chairman-says-iowa-supporters-will-get-behind-romney <p>The Republican National Convention is underway in Florida, and while Iowa may not have the largest delegation, it’s still getting a lot of attention because of Iowa’s swing-state status.</p><p>The delegation also has been the source of controversy within the party, because most of its members have supported Texas Congressman Ron Paul.</p><p>Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon speaks with delegation chairman Drew Ivers, who's also the former chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:14:22 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7175 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Ron Paul Campaign Chairman Says Iowa Supporters Will Get Behind Romney Politics Day: GOP Convention http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-gop-convention <p>The next two weeks are a political junkie’s delight with back-to-back party conventions. Host Ben Kieffer talks with the experts to recap happenings in Tampa, look ahead to North Carolina, and talk about President Obama’s return trip to Iowa this week.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:16:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7119 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: GOP Convention