Statewide Democratic Candidates Smash Republicans’ Fundraising Totals

It may be time for Iowa Republicans to sound the alarm bells. Fundraising totals just posted today for Iowa’s latest reporting period show Democrats destroying their GOP counterparts in every single competitive statewide race. All told, Democrats’ statewide candidates raised a combined $2,866,382 to Republicans’ $1,250,516. However, largely thanks to Governor Kim Reynolds’ war chest, Republicans still have a combined cash-on-hand advantage in those same races: $4,015,141 to Democrats’ $2,700,608. This latest report covered the six weeks after the June 5 primary. Fred Hubbell led the way with an eye-popping $2.6 million raised. Unlike in some past finance reports, all […]

Ep44: Under-The-Radar Stories To Watch & Peter Leo Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and producer Chance Dorland discuss some stories to keep an eye on where another shoe may drop, as well as Nate Boulton’s decision to stay in the Iowa Senate. And we interview Peter Leo about his campaign for the Iowa House in the Carroll-based district.

CCI Brings In Nina Turner For Weekend Convention

The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (ICCI Action Fund) is holding their annual convention in Des Moines this weekend. The original organization Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI) was founded in 1975 by ministers in Waterloo committed to fighting for social justice. They worked at grassroots organizing and gradually evolved by adding their sister organization the ICCI Action Fund. ICCI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the sister organization ICCI Action Fund is a 501(c)(4).  The ICCI Action Fund expanded their actions into political activity. That has grown their political power by allowing them to endorse candidates. ICCI Action Fund endorsed Cathy […]