Mathis, Petersen, Many More Legislators Endorse Boulton Day After Launch

Newly-announced gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton looked to build on the momentum from yesterday’s kickoff by releasing a slew of endorsements from fellow Iowa legislators. Over half of the Senate Democrats back Boulton, and he picked up several representatives from competitor Todd Prichard’s chamber. Senator Pam Jochum serves as Boulton’s campaign chair, and Senator Joe Bolkcom is part of his steering committee. He adds today several legislators closely aligned with organized labor, like Rich Taylor, Tony Bisignano, Bill Dotzler and Jerry Kearns. Rick Olson, who represents half of Boulton’s senate district, is on board too. Janet Petersen’s support today puts to rest the rumor […]

Uh Oh: David Young’s Seat Endangered After AHCA Vote, Ranking Group Says

Republican incumbent David Young’s vote in favor of the AHCA bill makes his reelection much more difficult, the country’s top congressional ranking website reported this morning. The Cook Political Report moved Young’s 3rd District from Likely Republican to Lean Republican in their new ranking of the country’s swing seats. His was one of twenty Republican-held seats that Cook downgraded for the party due to the vote on the very unpopular piece of legislation. “House Republicans’ willingness to spend political capital on a proposal that garnered the support of just 17 percent of the public in a March Quinnipiac poll is […]

Payback Time: Iowans Vow Revenge For AHCA Vote

Despite a deluge of phone calls, emails and in-person meetings from concerned Iowans, Iowa Republican Congressmen Rod Blum, David Young and Steve King all voted in favor of the AHCA healthcare bill. The legislation that repealed many provisions of the ACA passed by just two votes. Had any two of those Iowa members flipped their vote, it would have gone back to the drawing board. Democrat Dave Loebsack was the lone no from the state’s delegation. Reaction to the vote in Iowa was swift and overwhelmingly negative online and among people who need their healthcare coverage to live. The bill will take […]