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How Reporters’ Bias Is Helping Republicans

If Republicans capture the Senate, they should thank the media.

November 3, 2014

Senate Races 2014: Why Michigan Never Became Iowa

Find out why Republicans haven’t been able to expand the map into the Wolverine State.

October 23, 2014

Castrating Conservative Principles In Iowa

Here’s why you shouldn’t believe Joni Ernst’s claims of fiscal conservatism.

October 14, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Dumbest Campaign Controversy Debunked

Get the latest headlines from the campaign trail.

October 2, 2014

Is Iowa Slipping Away From Democrats?

The Hawkeye State’s Senate race — and control of the Senate — seem to be shifting toward the GOP.

September 29, 2014

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin has emerged as a surprisingly strong pickup opportunity for the Republican Party. President Barack Obama is wildly unpopular in Iowa, and Democratic nominee Bruce Braley has struggled to gain traction throughout the race (over the past five months, he’s seen […]

August 26, 2014

DNC Chair: Joni Ernst ‘An Onion Of Crazy’

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to be shifting tactics in Iowa, by painting Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst as an unstable extremist. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz set the tone at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, calling Ernst “an onion of crazy.” “I know that this state is known for its wind energy, for corn, for soybeans, […]

August 18, 2014

WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

Democrats are ramping up their attacks against Senate candidate Joni Ernst, with a new ad campaign that accuses the Iowa Republican of trying to privatize Social Security. “What does Joni Ernst stand for? She’s proposed privatizing Social Security. Gambling our savings in the stock market,” the ad’s narrator says. “Experts say that could be a […]

July 22, 2014

WATCH: Iowa Senate Race Immediately Turns Negative

U.S. Representative and Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley (D-IA) kicked off his general election campaign on Wednesday, with a television ad mocking newly minted Republican nominee Joni Ernst’s infamous promise to cut pork in Washington. Braley’s ad, titled “Peep,” takes direct aim at the viral campaign spot in which Ernst claimed that her experience castrating […]

June 5, 2014

Mississippi Republican Senate Primary Too Close To Call

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against Tea Party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday. The conservative state emerged […]

June 4, 2014

Poll Roundup: Democrats Rise In Wisconsin

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

May 23, 2014

WATCH: Republican Senate Candidate Threatens To Castrate Congress

It took a while, but Iowa’s 2014 U.S. Senate race is finally starting to heat up. State Senator Joni Ernst released an attention-grabbing television ad on Monday, in which she essentially threatens to castrate legislators who won’t cut spending. “I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I’ll […]

March 26, 2014

Midterm Poll Roundup: Who’s Up, Who’s Down This Week

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of the most important polls from the week of March 9: Iowa Republicans entered 2014 […]

March 14, 2014

Poll: Braley Leads Iowa Senate Race, No Thanks To Obama

Democratic congressman Bruce Braley still leads the field in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), according to the latest survey from Public Policy Polling. The poll finds Braley, who has represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district in the House since 2007, maintaining a solid edge over each of his potential Republican opponents. […]

February 25, 2014