Iowa Starting Line is a news outlet 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. Rynard is a former Democratic campaign staffer.
In June of 2019, we expanded significantly to include five full-time reporters, as well as a host of support staff. You can read more about it here.
Pat Rynard, Founder and Managing Editor
Libby Meyer, Federal Reporter
Paige Godden, Labor Reporter/Business Manager/Federal Reporter
Josh Cook, Rural and Health Care Reporter
Nikoel Hytrek, Courts and Democracy Reporter
Isabella Murray, Climate and Housing Reporter