Ross Wilburn: An Exceptional Candidate In A Crowded Field

Guest post from Matt Chapman Caucus night in Dallas County was windy and the snow felt like being hit by a sandblaster. Almost six inches fell on Super Bowl Sunday the night before, but Democrats in Waukee still showed up for the caucus and we did our party business. The next day was a vote for a referendum on a new high school that had an amazing turn out as well. It passed by over 90%. That Tuesday evening our neighborhood group – the South East Dallas County Democrats – had a social with Theresa Greenfield and Ross Wilburn. It […]

Waxman: Congress Needs Environmental Leaders Like Heckroth

Guest post from former California Congressman Henry Waxman As a long-time member of the U.S. Congress and as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, protecting the environment for current and future generations was one of my top priorities. Throughout the 1980s, I defended the Clean Air Act against attacks by President Reagan, and later helped pass strengthening amendments enacted under President George H.W. Bush. We’ve improved and saved countless lives by limiting urban smog, acid rain, and other toxic air pollution. I introduced the first bill on climate change back in 1992. Having retired from Congress, I am […]

Campaign Poll Shows Cindy Axne With Narrow Lead In 3rd District

It’s been a tumultuous week in the Democratic primary to take on Congressman David Young in Iowa’s 3rd District, but a poll conducted just before the chaos and shared with Starting Line showed Cindy Axne with a narrow lead in the race. The Axne campaign commissioned a poll through ALG Research (John Anzalone’s firm), which ran from March 12 to 14. It included all six of the Democrats who were in the race at that point and found the following breakdown in support among likely primary-goers: Cindy Axne: 14% Eddie Mauro: 12% Theresa Greenfield: 10% Pete D’Alessandro: 6% Austin Frerick: […]

Ep19: Greenfield Fallout & IDP Chair Troy Price Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast producer Chance Dorland joins host Pat Rynard to discuss Theresa Greenfield’s failed attempt to recollect enough signatures to make it on the 3rd district primary ballot, followed by an interview with Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price about Democrats’ impressive candidate recruitment success for 2018.