Republicans Pour $117,000+ Into Sioux City Special Election

Republicans are taking absolutely no chances in preventing a potentially demoralizing upset loss in this Tuesday’s special election in Sioux City. Newly released financial reports show that the Republican Party of Iowa has now pumped just over $117,000 in all into Chuck Grassley staffer Jacob Bossman’s campaign to replace Jim Carlin in the open House District 6 seat. Bossman faces retired school principal and Democrat Rita DeJong. Many Iowa politicos are watching this race closely after Democrats surprised by keeping a heavily-Republican district close in a senate special election last month. HD 6 was won by Donald Trump by 30 […]

How A GOP Legislator Distracts, Inflames In A Year Of Facebook Posts

A guest post from Matt Chapman, an activist from Dallas County, with an in-depth look at one Iowa Republican senator’s Facebook posts. It’s a long but interesting consideration of how legislators use their social media during the legislative session. Some politicians are embracing Facebook to reach out to constituents and some are not. Some home pages seem benign, and some manipulate and divide the electorate. While his district is to the west of mine, Jake Chapman’s Facebook page is ground zero for this kind of divisive politicking. Most of these posts were during the 2017 session and most of them […]