Like A Candidate? Donate To Them By May 14 – Here’s Why

It seems every time you get a political fundraising email, the candidate insists that their most critical finance deadline ever is looming. When you get last-minute pitches for funds from now until Monday, though, they’re probably telling the truth. Monday, May 14 is the final day of the next fundraising period for Iowa campaigns (non-federal ones, that is). On May 19, every candidate for governor, other statewide offices and state legislature will report what they raised between January 1 and May 14. As we explained before this year’s earlier fundraising report for everything candidates raised in 2017, Iowa has an […]

The Most Interesting Iowa Political Event I’ve Been To This Year

Over the past several years while running Iowa Starting Line, I’ve been to a lot of political rallies, forums, debates, fundraisers, protests and more county party potluck dinners than I care to mention. I don’t think I’ve ever been to an event like the one I attended earlier this week: Tom Steyer’s Need To Impeach town hall in Des Moines. And what I saw there may have been more informative as to the state of the Democratic Party and its future than any forum featuring all of Iowa’s current gubernatorial candidates. For starters, the place was packed. Around 400 people […]