John Delaney called the Green New Deal “impossible,” Medicare For All “dangerous,” and went after some of his fellow Democrats for being too soft on immigration during a campaign stop in Panora Saturday afternoon. The Democrat made it clear he wants to be the middle-of-the-road candidate who can defeat President Donald Trump next year. Delaney spent more than an hour answering questions from two dozen people gathered at a clubhouse at the Lake Panorama Golf Course. He was engaged in a discussion about his healthcare plan when questioners started to say they weren’t worried about Medicare For All because it’s […]
Fresh off her presidential debate performance, one that catapulted her to the top of Google candidate searches for the evening, Marianne Williamson returned to Iowa today for a series of events with local Democrats. At an event in Grimes, the author acknowledged that some of her comments on stage about the lack of importance of policy plans may have come off as “silly.” She noted the social media jokes that followed, but reassured the crowd she both had extensive policy ideas and knew the necessity of getting them passed. “I am a left-wing Democrat. I am a progressive Democrat,” Williamson […]
Democrats have their nominee for the August 6 special election: Ross Wilburn. The former mayor of Iowa City, Wilburn was selected by Story County Democrats at a special nominating convention this morning to run in the Ames-based House District 46 seat that Lisa Heddens stepped down from earlier this month. Wilburn would add to the Iowa House’s small group of African-American legislators, which only totals four members at the moment. Two other Democrats were nominated: Jamet Colton and Amber Corrieri. Colton, who would have made history as the Iowa Legislature’s first Latinx member, was eliminated on the first ballot. Wilburn […]
The Iowa Starting Line team sits down to discuss the first Democratic debate nights and how Iowans’ reactions differed from the national conversation. And we interview Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about his friendship with Steve Bullock and his recent agreement with Governor Kim Reynolds on out-of-state lawsuits.