Iowa Starting Line is a news site devoted to bringing readers breaking news, in-depth analysis, and general coverage of Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. Founded in January of 2015 by Pat Rynard, Starting Line works to provide a unique take on the Iowa political scene that others may not be covering. The Iowa Daily Democrat team was incorporated into our effort in mid-2016.
Pat Rynard is a former Democratic campaign staffer who has lived in Iowa for the past 14 years. Rynard chose to attend Drake University in order to move to Iowa and get involved in the caucuses. In his first month as a freshman he got to drive John Kerry around the state, which quickly enamored him to the ease in which you can get involved in the state. He later went on to work for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and has worked on a number of state legislative races in field and management roles, including serving as the statewide field director for the Senate Majority Fund.
Rynard lives in West Des Moines with his wife, their daughter and puppy.
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