Murphy Poll Shows Him Up in 1st District; Pelosi Donates to Vernon

Any will-he-or-won’t-he speculation on Pat Murphy running again for the 1st District was largely put to rest yesterday when he released a poll he sponsored that showed him ahead of Monica Vernon 43% to 34%, with Gary Kroeger capturing 12%. Obviously any candidate-sponsored poll should be taken with a grain of salt, but the results are certainly encouraging news for Murphy. In a press release this morning, Murphy said he’ll make his decision on whether to run next week. “I think this poll is very encouraging – if I were going to run, I’d take a pretty seriously look at […]

Iowa Travel Guide: Cedar Rapids

As Iowa’s second-largest city, Cedar Rapids plays host to presidential candidate visits very frequently. Known as the City of Five Seasons (the fifth being enjoying the other four, which is just plain weird), there’s plenty to see and do here. In recent years the region has really upped its dining options game, adding upscale restaurants with unique dining options, craft breweries and the development of the New Bohemia district. There’s several key entertainment districts in the Cedar Rapids area worth exploring. Downtown Cedar Rapids hosts the most bars and restaurants, mainly catering to the office/business crowd. New Bohemia is the […]