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It’s About the Ideal Candidate, Not the Party

Views from the Fellowship Bible Church Activity Building as caucus-goers cast their secret ballots.

by Esther Lwakabamba The Iowa Caucus has come to an end. Last night saw a record number of new and experienced caucus participants. Undeniably, caucus-goers this election cycle had a number of options with the pool of candidates on both sides. Some say they were looking for the ideal candidate, regardless of party lines. “Personally, […]

Spoils shared for Democrats

Clinton and Sanders supporters try to convince O'Malley supporters to come to their side.

by Sergio Carro Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck after Iowa Caucuses 103 people turned out to caucus at Oskaloosa High School to vote, with results split almost entirely down the middle of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Three voters came to support Martin O’Malley but were soon disbanded once caucusing began, convinced […]

Iowa Caucus Enjoys Record Turnout

Volunteers count ballots on Monday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People across Iowa met in small meeting rooms, county shops and school lunch rooms in order to make the nation’s first official vote in the race for the White House in 2016. Surrogates for each candidate took the opportunity to talk about their candidate of choice. Neighbors spoke about their choices in […]

Statement from Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz for President Campaign

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DES MOINES – “Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a “voting violation” based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is […]

Results from the 2016 Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll

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DES MOINES – More than 50,000 students participated in the statewide 2016 Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll on Tuesday. The Straw Poll was organized and the results were tabulated by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. This was the largest youth straw poll in Iowa history. Students voted in both Republican and Democratic Straw Polls. […]

Secretary of State Paul Pate Conducting Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll on January 26

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DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is organizing a statewide Youth Straw Poll, scheduled to take place in schools across Iowa, on Tuesday, January 26. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in civics in their community. Approximately […]

Governor Branstad Condition of the State Address 2016

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Gov. Branstad’s 2016 Condition of the State Address, as prepared for delivery, is as follows: It gives me great honor to commence the 2016 Condition of the State for the first time in Iowa’s history by beginning with: Madam Lieutenant Governor, Madam President, Madam Speaker, Legislative leaders, justices, judges, legislators, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, […]


Iowa Powerball

Initial estimates for Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot have been raised again, with the prize currently set at a world-record $1.5 billion annuity, $930 million cash option. And with strong sales in Iowa and across the country, it is possible that the final jackpot amount could be even higher than this latest estimate heading into the drawing. […]

Electronic Voter Registration System Makes Iowa National Leader in Accessibility

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DES MOINES – Iowans will have an easier way to register to vote and update their registration information thanks to the new electronic voter registration system unveiled Monday by Secretary of State Paul Pate. The system is housed on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website, available for use any time of day, and is accessible […]

Top Investor Threats For Iowans To Watch Out For

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Investors Urged to Approach Unsolicited Offers with Caution January 4, 2016 –– The Iowa Insurance Division today released its annual list of top investor threats and urged investors to use caution when approached with unsolicited investments, especially those involving promissory notes, oil and gas deals and real estate investment opportunities, including non-traded real estate investment […]


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