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Sheriff Chad Leonard of Dallas County speaks to Westside Conservatives

Dallas County Elected Officials Talk Bond At Westside Conservatives

URBANDALE, Iowa-Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard and County Supervisor Mark Hanson spe the members of the Westside Conservative Club on Wednesday at a breakfast at Iowa Machine Shed restaurant.  They shared information about an upcoming bond vote for a new law enforcement facility that will be an improvement to the […]

by · April 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local
Silent Right: The Iowa Constitution’s Need for a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment

Silent Right: The Iowa Constitution’s Need for a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment

By Barry B. Snell Fellow Iowans, there is a legitimate, pernicious threat to your right to self-defense and firearms ownership this very moment. No, it’s not Obama.  Nope, not the U.N.  It’s not any anti-gun organization either.  Stumped?  Well believe it or not, the danger comes from our very own […]

by · December 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics, State
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Cruz to speak at Freedom 2015 Conference

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak to the Freedom 2015 Conference on Friday, Nov. 6, in Des Moines. The event will take place that day at the Iowa Events Center. Cruz is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.

by · October 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Huckabee to campaign in Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will campaign Friday through Monday next week across Iowa. The following are the details of his events: Friday, Oct 30, 2105 EVENT: Huckabee Huddle- “The Huck Stops Here” TIME: 9:00-10:30 a.m. CT LOCATION: Penny’s Diner ADDRESS: 128 Willow […]

by · October 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Rubio returning to Iowa

From Press Release   Following Wednesday night’s GOP debate, Marco Rubio will be in Iowa on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, to meet with voters and share his vision for building a New American Century. Trip Details: Council Bluffs Lunch with Marco Rubio: When: 12:00pm CT, October 30, […]

by · October 27, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Trump to visit Sioux City this week

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally tomorrow at Sioux City West High School, located at 2001 Casselman Street, in Sioux City. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. CLICK HERE for free tickets to the […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Fiorina returning to Iowa

From Press Release   This week, Republican presidential candidate former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be participating in the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate in Boulder, CO. Then, she will travel to Iowa where she will visit Orange City, Sioux City, Des Moines, Indianola, Oskaloosa, and Pella. Friday, October 30 […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Santorum is back in Iowa

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will return to Iowa on Thursday to begin a five-day campaign swing through the Hawkeye State. Thursday, October 29 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast and visit with volunteers of the Gabriel’s Corner Crisis Pregnancy Center, 131 South 16th Street, […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Cruz returns to Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   This weekend, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will attend events across the state of Iowa. Event details listed below and are subject to updates. Friday, October 23 9:30 a.m. – Glenwood, IA Meet and greet with Sen. Cruz The Gathering Place 110 South Vine […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Huckabee to campaign in Iowa Saturday

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will campaign in Iowa Saturday. The following are the details of his events: EVENT: Huckabee Huddle: “The Huck Stops Here” TIME: 8:30-10 a.m. LOCATION: R&R Cafe ADDRESS: 315 1st Street East, Independence EVENT: Huckabee Huddle: “The Huck Stops Here” TIME: […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Kooiker not seeking re-election in HD 4; Wheeler steps up

Kooiker not seeking re-election in HD 4; Wheeler steps up

By Bob Eschliman Editor   A Northwest Iowa member of the Iowa House of Representatives has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016. State Rep. John Kooiker (R-Boyden), who was just elected a year ago to fill a seat left open by the death of his friend, state Rep. […]

by · October 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Trump to visit Burlington on Wednesday

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump will visit Burlington on Wednesday. He will host a campaign rally at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium located at 200 N Front Street in Burlington, beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. CLICK HERE to reserve tickets for […]

by · October 19, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Branstad sets special election date for HD 21

Branstad sets special election date for HD 21

From Press Release   Gov. E. Terry Branstad Friday signed a proclamation directing a special election to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, for Iowa House District 21, following the recent death of state Rep. Jack Drake (R-Griswold). House District 21 is comprised of Adams and Union counties and parts […]

by · October 19, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
The Race to 26: Johnson to run in SD 32

The Race to 26: Johnson to run in SD 32

By Bob Eschliman Editor   The Republican Party of Iowa’s quest for control of the Iowa Senate to another step forward last week when Heartland Acres of Independence executive director Craig Johnson announced he will run for the seat currently held by state Sen. Brian Schoenjahn (D-Arlington). “I am seeking […]

by · October 19, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Santorum moves into larger Iowa office

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) today announced that his Iowa campaign has moved into an expanded headquarters location: Santorum for President 2016 Iowa Headquarters 2775 86th Street Urbandale, IA Santorum’s previous Iowa office was located in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Santorum’s new […]

by · October 14, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Fiorina to visit Iowa

From Press Release   This week, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will visit Spirit Lake, Spencer, Windsor Heights, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Grinnell, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Monticello. The following is her itinerary: Thursday, October 15 9:30 a.m. — on-camera interview with Spirit Lake High School student, 2701 Hill Avenue, Spirit […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Huckabee plans three-day visit to Iowa

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will return to Iowa for a three-day swing through the first-in-the-nation caucus state. The following is his itinerary: Tuesday, October 13 7 p.m. — The Jerusalem Call, Grace Fellowship Church, 3980 Poweshiek Street SE, Iowa City Wednesday, October […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Santorum plans another swing through Iowa

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will return to Iowa on Tuesday for a three-day campaign swing through the Hawkeye State. The following is his itinerary: Tuesday, October 13 6 p.m. — Jerusalem Call, Grace Fellowship Church, 3980 Poweshiek Street SE, Iowa City 9 […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Hamilton County GOP central committee votes down defunding abortion resolution

Hamilton County GOP central committee votes down defunding abortion resolution

By Bob Eschliman Editor   For the first time since the statewide grassroots effort began this summer, a Republican county central committee has failed to adopt a resolution that calls for blocking taxpayer money from going to organizations that perform abortions. By a 4-2 vote, with one member abstaining, the […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Cruz returning to Iowa several more times in October

Cruz returning to Iowa several more times in October

By Bob Eschliman Editor   Beginning Monday, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be back in Iowa often than he’s not throughout the remainder of October as part of an announced “ramp up” of his campaigning activity in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. Next week’s three-day swing through […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Second protest of Planned Parenthood set for Des Moines

Second protest of Planned Parenthood set for Des Moines

From Press Release   On Aug. 22, than 78,000 people attended protests at than 300 Planned Parenthood centers, protesting that organization’s practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted children, as revealed in a series of undercover videos released over the past three months. Saturday, Oct. […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Paul launches ‘Iowa 10,000’ effort at Iowa colleges

Paul launches ‘Iowa 10,000’ effort at Iowa colleges

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will visit 11 college campuses across Iowa has he launches his ‘Iowa 10,000’ College Tour next week. With than 300 Students for Rand chapters across the state, his campaign has set a goal to get 10,000 Iowa […]

by · October 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Janet Huckabee to travel across Iowa this week

Janet Huckabee to travel across Iowa this week

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s wife, former First Lady of Arkansas Janet Huckabee, will campaign in Iowa on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The following are the details of her stops: Wednesday, October 7 9:30 a.m. — Crawford County GOP Women Breakfast Meet & Greet […]

by · October 7, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Huckabee to campaign in Iowa Tuesday, Wednesday

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will campaign across Iowa tomorrow and Wednesday. The 2008 Iowa Republican Caucus winner’s itinerary, which includes five stops in central Iowa, follows: Tuesday, October 6 11:30 a.m. — Pizza Ranch, 634 Main Street, Ackley 2 p.m. — Kling […]

by · October 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Updated: Santorum back in Iowa this week

Updated: Santorum back in Iowa this week

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum returned to Iowa today for a three-day campaign swing through the first-in-the-nation caucus state. His itinerary follows: Monday, October 5 12:30 p.m. — Western Dubuque Biodiesel, 904 Jamesmeier Road, Farley 3:30 p.m. — Wartburg College, Whitehouse Business Center, […]

by · October 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Trump returning to Iowa this week

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will host a campaign rally in Iowa later this week. Wednesday, he will appear at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo beginning at noon. Free tickets for the event can be reserved at trumpwaterloo.eventbrite.com.

by · October 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Grassley to host four town hall meetings

Grassley to host four town hall meetings

From Press Release   U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will hold four town meetings in Adair, Buena Vista, Ida and Monona counties on Friday and next Monday as part of his annual 99-county tour. He has held a meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties at least once every year […]

by · October 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Rubio returning to Iowa this week

From Press Release   This week, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be back in Iowa to share his vision for a New American Century. On Thursday, he will meet with voters at a town hall in Cedar Falls. On Friday, he will hold a meet and greet […]

by · September 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Republicans select HD 5 nominee

Republicans select HD 5 nominee

By The Iowa Statesman   Republicans in Iowa House District 5 selected Dr. Charles Holz as their nominee in the upcoming special election to replace state Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars) in the heavily Republican district. Plymouth County GOP chair Don Kass was elected to preside over the nominating convention. […]

by · September 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
The battle for the Senate begins: Gadelha to challenge Mathis in SD 34

The battle for the Senate begins: Gadelha to challenge Mathis in SD 34

By Bob Eschliman Editor   Republicans promised a much robust effort to retake the Iowa Senate at the conclusion of the 2015 session that saw GOP senators relegated to irrelevancy by Democrats, who hold a 1-seat majority, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs). That effort began today […]

by · September 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics, State
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Cruz returning to Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   Friday, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will speak at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Saturday, he will be in Iowa to host the opening of his campaign office and speak at the Cornerstone Republican Gala in Winnebago County. Details of his Iowa […]

by · September 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Rubio back in Iowa on Thursday

From Press Release   Thursday, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will meet with Iowa voters at a town hall in Davenport to discuss his agenda for building a New American Century. Details of the event follow:   Thursday, Sept. 24 6:30 p.m. — The Champions Club, Modern Woodman […]

by · September 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Fiorina returning to Iowa this weekend

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, fresh off a successful debate performance last week at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, will be back in Iowa later this week. Her itinerary follows. Friday, Sept. 25 9:45 a.m. — Quad Cities New Ideas Forum, […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
UPDATE: Santorum continues Iowa tour

UPDATE: Santorum continues Iowa tour

From Press Release   Following tonight’s speech at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will stick around Iowa for a couple days. He will stay in the first-in-the-nation caucus state through Wednesday. His itinerary follows. Monday, […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Blum to host Women in Business Forum

Blum to host Women in Business Forum

From Press Release   Representative Rod Blum will be holding his first Women in Business Forum at the University of Northern Iowa. The forum is designed to encourage continued dialogue on the topic of women in business in Iowa, and identify and connect interested women to a network of service […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Ernst to hold Palo Alto County town hall, attend Clay County Fair

Ernst to hold Palo Alto County town hall, attend Clay County Fair

From Press Release   On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will attend the Clay County Fair before hosting a town meeting in Palo Alto County as part of her 99 county tour. Both the fair and town meeting are open to the public.   Saturday, Sept. 19 10:30 a.m. — […]

by · September 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Cruz to make an extra stop after IFFC appearance

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will speak at 5 p.m. at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event to be held Saturday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. But, he also has an additional Iowa stop planned for the next morning. At 11:45 […]

by · September 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Graham campaigning in Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will return to Iowa this weekend to campaign in the Des Moines metro area, Indianola, Winterset, Waukee, Boone, Iowa Falls and Ames. Graham will also attend the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Annual Family Banquet and Presidential Forum on […]

by · September 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Guthrie, Hamilton counties

Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Guthrie, Hamilton counties

From Press Release   Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for two counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storm systems that affected Guthrie and Hamilton […]

by · September 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Special election announced to replace Soderberg in HD 5

By Bob Eschliman Editor   With the resignation of state Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars) to take over as executive vice president of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced Tuesday a special election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, in House District 5. House District […]

by · September 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Huckabee to campaign in Iowa this weekend

Huckabee to campaign in Iowa this weekend

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be campaigning in Iowa again this weekend with stops planned in Atlantic, Greenfield, Des Moines, and Marshalltown. The first “The Huck Stops Here” event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Family Table Restaurant, located […]

by · September 15, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Rubio to tailgate at Cy-Hawk Game

By The Iowa Statesman   Saturday, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be in Ames to tailgate at the Cy-Hawk game between the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Marco will be joined by his state chairman and former Cyclone football player Jack Whitver and a special guest as he […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Walker back in Iowa this weekend

Walker back in Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will travel to Iowa this weekend for several stops over three days. Throughout the trip, which follows today’s speech at President Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, Eureka College, Walker will discuss his record of wreaking havoc on the status quo in Madison, […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Trump to tailgate at Iowa-Iowa State

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has announced he will be taking part in the GOP tailgating event at the Iowa-Iowa State football game this Saturday. His weekly itinerary released Tuesday states he will be at the event, planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]

by · September 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Paul returning to Iowa this weekend

From Press Release   Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will hit the campaign trail this week for a two-day college tour through Iowa. During the tour, he will host two events at Iowa State University and three meet and greets, discussing the importance of protecting the entire Bill […]

by · September 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Paul’s wife to campaign in Iowa

From Press Release   Kelley Paul, wife of Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, will hit the campaign trail next week for a two day tour through Iowa. Details of her trip can be found below. Tuesday, Sept. 9 Noon — Polk County GOP Women’s Club, Polk County GOP Headquarters, […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
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Jindal, Blum to host Cedar Falls event

From Press Release   Thursday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will attend a meet and greet with U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA 1) from noon to 1 p.m. at Beck’s Sports Grill located at 2210 College Street in Cedar Falls. The event will be free to the public. CLICK HERE to […]

by · September 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
UPDATE: Santorum to celebrate second ‘Full Grassley’ next week

UPDATE: Santorum to celebrate second ‘Full Grassley’ next week

By The Iowa Statesman   Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum won the 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus, in large part, by working like a door-to-door salesman, hitting every one of Iowa’s 99 counties in an effort to win over the voters face-to-face. Facing a very similar set of […]

by · August 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Reality TV star to help open Rubio’s Iowa campaign HQ

Reality TV star to help open Rubio’s Iowa campaign HQ

From Press Release   Rick Harrison, star of History Channel’s Pawn Stars and owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, will be in Ankeny Friday to celebrate the opening of Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s Iowa campaign headquarters. Rick will meet with Iowa voters beginning at 5:30 p.m. and share […]

by · August 27, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics
Grassley to present medals to WWII vets

Grassley to present medals to WWII vets

By Bob Eschliman Editor   John Hart and Robert Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the height of World War II in 1944. They went to boot camp together in Idaho, where they became very good friends. But, after boot camp, the men were sent off in different directions. […]

by · August 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local, Politics