GOP Senate candidate fires off rounds in new ad
May 5th, 2014
11:09 AM ET
3 months ago

GOP Senate candidate fires off rounds in new ad

(CNN) – Iowa GOP candidate Joni Ernst is continuing to mix things up in her Senate bid with the release of another nontraditional ad, this time showing off her motorcycle-riding and shooting skills.

In her first campaign spot back in March, she made headlines for touting her hog castration talents. But in her latest ad the state senator isn't boasting her ability "to cut pork."
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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Senate
Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a proposal that cleared a major hurdle Friday at a Democratic National Committee meeting here in the nation’s capital.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary and be required to do so no later than June 14.
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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • Primary Calendar • South Carolina
First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
10:44 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27, according to the proposal provided to CNN by a source, who asked not to be named. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary.

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • South Carolina
Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls
April 16th, 2014
04:27 PM ET
3 months ago

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

(CNN) - What do the three most recent public opinion polls of Iowa's 2016 Republican presidential caucus have in common?

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee narrowly tops the list of potential candidates in each poll.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Polls
Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'infighting' for Lent
April 11th, 2014
11:36 PM ET
3 months ago

Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'infighting' for Lent

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan called on the Republican Party to unify in a speech Friday, saying it should "give up the infighting" for Lent.

Addressing an Iowa crowd in the pivotal caucus state's GOP Lincoln Dinner, the potential 2016 presidential candidate said Iowa can do the country a favor in the 2014 midterm election "by delivering another Senate seat and by sending more conservatives to Congress."
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Filed under: Iowa • Paul Ryan
2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican
April 9th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
4 months ago

2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican

(CNN) - There's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House, according to a new survey.

A Suffolk University poll of Iowa voters also indicates what just about every other national and state survey has indicated, that Hillary Clinton would be the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, should the former secretary of state launch a second campaign for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
April 8th, 2014
09:43 PM ET
4 months ago

Mike Huckabee: Not 'homophobic' but on the 'right side of the Bible'

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he’s "not homophobic," but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

Huckabee, who is also a pastor, told a conservative crowd, "I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic."

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Same-sex marriage
2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa
April 8th, 2014
09:28 AM ET
4 months ago

2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa

(CNN) - As he considers another bid for the White House, Mike Huckabee heads to Iowa Tuesday, the state that put the former Arkansas governor on the national political map during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Huckabee will keynote the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's spring kickoff. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the group, which is very influential with social conservative voters in the Hawkeye State.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee
Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
4 months ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(CNN) – Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.

Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid
March 26th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid

(CNN) - In his strongest language to date, possible 2016 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said he's "very open to taking on another run" for the White House.

In a taping Wednesday on the Iowa Public Television program "Iowa Press," Santorum was asked about his visit to the Hawkeye State, which holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and whether the "door's open" to another bid for the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
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