“Not One Penny” Group Aims Ads At David Young, Rod Blum For Tax Bill

Iowa Republican Congressmen David Young and Rod Blum will start feeling the pressure for their votes on a tax bill that targeted huge breaks to the wealthiest Americans this week. Not One Penny, a progressive coalition group formed earlier this year to push back against Republicans’ tax plans, will start running ads in Iowa criticizing the two for raising taxes on the middle class. It’s part of a national seven-figure ad buy to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes. “David Young voted for the Republican tax plan to raises taxes on middle class families,” the narrator says on […]

Why Democrats Need To Turn Out In Cedar Rapids’ Mayoral Run-Off

Democrats and progressive candidates saw a lot of encouraging success in this year’s municipal and school board elections in Iowa, but one major race remains outstanding: Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids mayoral run-off. Who leads the second-largest city in the state is a big deal – it should also be a reliably Democratic office, but it hasn’t been in past years. So, Tuesday’s race between November 7’s top vote-getters – Democrat Monica Vernon and Republican Brad Hart – will have a huge impact on city policies, as well as Eastern Iowa politics for years to come. Vernon led the crowded eight-person mayoral […]

“Go Back Where They Came From.” Iowa Sportscasters Direct Racist Comments At High Schoolers

Racist attacks directed at high school students happened at an Iowa sporting event yet again, with the video of the comments quickly spreading through social media. This time, at least, people were fired over it. The KIOW radio station based out of Forest City, Iowa has fired two of its employees after they made blatantly racist comments toward high school basketball players at a local game played against Eagle Grove on November 28. Orrin Harris, a longtime announcer, was let go after outrage quickly built over the viral video. KIOW noted that the commentary did not run on their actual […]

Boulton Campaign Projects Momentum In Video As 2017 Draws To A Close

The current phase of the Iowa Democrats’ gubernatorial primary is quickly coming to a close as 2017 nears its end, and campaigns like Nate Boulton’s are looking to show momentum as they head into the final six-month stretch of the primary. Once January arrives, the all-important fundraising reports will come out and the Iowa Legislature will be back in session. Each Democratic contender wants to show as much strength as possible to prove all their efforts this year was worth it. To that end, Boulton’s campaign is releasing a new video Monday morning that highlights the enthusiasm that many Iowa […]