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Politico: 3rd CD race among five ‘that could break the bank’

By | 10.18.11 | 4:17 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The race between longtime incumbent U.S. Reps. Leonard Boswell and Tom Latham in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District is among five “that could break the bank,” Politico says.

Redistricting forces veteran Dem. to contest popular GOP Rep. in Iowa

By | 10.18.11 | 11:35 am | More from The Iowa Independent

U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Ames) raised more than twice as much as U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines) in the third quarter of 2011, and has a huge cash on hand advantage about a year before the two longtime incumbents square off in the Nov. 2012 election.

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Politico: Vilsack is ‘one of the most formidable Democratic fundraisers’

By | 10.13.11 | 2:18 pm | More from The Iowa Independent


Former Iowa First Lady and 4th Congressional District candidate Christie Vilsack is among a handful of House and Senate candidates who “are distinguishing themselves as breakout fundraising stars in the still-developing 2012 campaign season,” Politico reports.

Roemer: Debate policies are ‘purposefully vague,’ process makes ‘no sense’

By | 09.07.11 | 10:55 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer believes that this early in the process — a time when no state has held a primary or caucus and the general election is 15 months in the future — all candidates with some experience should be included in presidential debates.

McCotter also decries exclusion from upcoming GOP debate

By | 09.02.11 | 12:45 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

A Michigan Congressman says rules connected to invitations to an upcoming 2012 GOP presidential debate appear to have purposefully excluded certain candidates, including himself, from participating.

Gary Johnson campaign questions exclusion from Reagan Library debate

By | 09.01.11 | 11:44 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson isn’t one of eight GOP candidates confirmed for a Sept. 7 debate at the Reagan Library and, citing recent poll numbers, his campaign is asking why.

“If the Reagan Library doesn’t have room for Gary Johnson at next week’s debate, maybe they need More…

Texas Congressman Farenthold: debtor, millionaire?

By | 06.16.11 | 4:10 pm

Based on reports from the D.C. media, it’s hard to judge whether freshman U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) is filthy-rich, neck-deep in debt, or maybe a little of both.

In conjunction with the release of 2010 financial disclosure statements for members of Congress, the Washington Post published a story More…

Kobach claims anti-immigration laws are coming to swing states

By | 06.14.11 | 6:23 pm

Kris Kobach is the Kansas secretary of state and an attorney who is a pivotal player in the anti-immigration movement. He personally helped write much of the Alabama immigration law that was signed into law last week by Gov. Robert Bentley, a law recognized by both its proponents and opponents More…

Texas redistricting battles warming up

By | 04.05.11 | 5:40 pm

While the new-look Texas Legislature has grabbed the spotlight with an unprecedented attack on state spending, taking place behind the scenes and on smaller stages is a familiar struggle over redistricting.

Politico reported Monday on a conflict between U.S. Reps. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) and Joe Barton (R-Ennis) over how More…

2012ers begin approaching Iowa delegation

By | 12.29.10 | 2:19 pm

Politico published an article Wednesday detailing the early moves by potential Republican 2012 presidential candidates to curry favor with elected politicians in the first three nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Politico highlights two members of Iowa’s delegation who have received the most attention to date: Sen. Chuck More…