Sunday Grab Bag: GOP Results, Marco Roboto And IDP Under Siege

Good afternoon readers! Starting Line is still slowly getting back into a normal routine after a considerable amount of naps and late mornings this past post-caucus week. This next week I’ll make a return to the Statehouse and do a few reports of what’s driving the discussion there. For today, a few thoughts on the Republicans and the (hopefully) final commentary on the Democratic caucus problems. The Republican Results With all the madness on the incredibly close Democratic side this week, I realized I never weighed in on the Republicans, of whose events I attended almost as much as Democrats […]

Updated: Major Staff Shakeup at Iowa Democratic Party

Starting Line has learned that a major staff shakeup is coming at the Iowa Democratic Party. Current Executive Director Troy Price is headed out. A conference call is planned for tonight with the state central committee, where new party chair Dr. Andy McGuire will discuss the transition. The changes are currently planned to be publicly announced on Wednesday. Ben Foecke is rumored to be the odds-on replacement for the executive director spot, having already been given extra leadership responsibilities under McGuire. He has worked for Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal with the Senate Majority Fund for the past three campaign […]