Ep75: Blue-Collar Counties Election Results & Trends In 2018

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard discusses the changing voter trends in Iowa’s blue-collar counties along the Mississippi River. Joining us are Burlington Hawkeye reporter Libby Meyer and IBEW union leader Pete Hird.

Ep74: The Suburbs Election Results & Trends

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard discusses the changing voter trends in the Iowa suburbs with Ankeny Area Democrats Chair Zaak Barnes and Representative-Elect Jennifer Konfrst, who flipped a red Iowa House seat to blue to in the Des Moines suburbs.

Ep73: Starting Line Updates & National Trends

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard updates you on where Starting Line is headed for the rest of 2018, and we recount a recent forum with national reporters at ISU, discussing their takes on identity politics voting, the new Democratic Party and the future of the Iowa Caucus.

Ep72: What’s Next In Iowa Politics, Todd Prichard Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and Statehouse reporter Caroline Cummings discuss what the 2018 election means for the next big stories in Iowa politics, including Steve King, Joni Ernst and the Iowa Caucus. And we interview Todd Prichard about being elected leader of the House Democrats.

Ep71: Statehouse Election Recaps

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and former legislator Nate Willems recap all the races for the Iowa House and Iowa Senate, and look ahead to see where Democrats go from here to regain the majority.

Ep70: Post-Election Reactions And Analysis

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard walks you through the good, bad and depressing from Iowa’s election night on Tuesday. We cover the statewide and congressional races, looking at what it means long-term for Iowa politics.

Ep69: Iowa Election Day Podcast With Jason Noble

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former DMR chief political reporter Jason Noble about what to watch for on Election Day in Iowa, what the DMR’s Iowa Poll showed us in the governor’s race, and how the early vote numbers are stacking up for Democrats.

Ep68: Steve King Meltdown & J.D. Scholten Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks about Steve King’s blow up at Thursday’s public forum and asks whether Steve King could actually lose. Plus, we interview King’s Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten.

Ep67: IPERS, Mike Fitzgerald, Amy Klobuchar & Martin O’Malley

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks about all the recent IPERS controversy with State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald. And we interview Senator Amy Klobuchar and Governor Martin O’Malley during their visits to Iowa.

Ep65: 2nd Governor Debate, Northern Iowa Politics With Kurt Meyer

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard recaps what moments stood out to him in last night’s gubernatorial debate between Fred Hubbell and Kim Reynolds. And we interview Mitchell County Democrats Chair Kurt Meyer about what he’s seeing on the ground in Northern Iowa.