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  • Pence speech persuades pro-Cruz delegates to back Trump
    The morning started with Sen. Rick Santorum addressing the Iowa delegation.
  • Carroll Windstar buses moving GOP convention-goers
    I made it to Cleveland Sunday night for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
  • GOP has history on side with Black Lives Matter
    This week in Cleveland marks the 41st quadrennial gathering of the first Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Iowa Speaker: Best ‘digs right in’ on tough issues
    One of Iowa’s top legislators campaigned in Carroll Saturday for State Rep. Brian Best, telling supporters of the Glidden Republican that he has a “bright future” in politics — and is already earning his stripes, particularly on health-care issues.
  • Trump meets with Iowa Sen. Ernst, fueling VP speculation
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent part of his July 4th with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, fueling speculation about his vice presidential pick.
  • Deputy seeks house seat
    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Myers, a freshly minted Statehouse candidate, repeatedly strikes notes of moderation, saying modern politics is destructively divisive with the far left and right holding too much sway in the public square.
  • Ruggles wins big in supervisor primary
    Richard Ruggles defeated fellow Republican Tony Konkler by an almost 2-to-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election for 5th District Carroll County supervisor.
  • Judge, King prevail, carry Carroll County
    Former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge prevailed Tuesday in a four-candidate Democratic contest for the challenging rights in a general-election campaign for the U.S. Senate against 36-year Republican incumbent Charles Grassley.
  • Carroll County GOP wants more respect for Constitution
    Frustrated by elected officials they think dash off too many uninformed decisions, Carroll County Republicans Saturday called for new rules in the way Congress works.
  • County Dems elect delegates
    The 100 delegates at the Carroll County Democratic Convention on Saturday voted in line with caucus results, sending five delegates to the district and state conventions to represent Hillary Clinton and three delegates in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • King says primary foe a ‘dark money’ recruit
    U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, says Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter and well-connected political operative Nick Ryan could have “guaranteed a Republican majority in the Iowa Senate” had they focused their money and attention on state races instead of backing King’s primary challenger Iowa State Sen. Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City.

    “If Bruce Rastetter and Nick Ryan had set about recruiting state Senate candidates and supporting them with the time and the money they’ve spent combing through their Rolodex to find somebody who’d take the bait to run against me, they could guarantee a Republican majority in the Iowa Senate. I mean that sincerely, they could have guaranteed it,” King said in a phone interview Thursday afternoon with the Daily Times Herald. “Their names have not come up enough in this campaign.”
  • Challenger says King wastes time in Congress
    State Sen. Rick Bertrand says politics is about the company you keep.
  • Patty Judge: ‘Old Iowa women are tough’
    Patty Judge wouldn’t reveal the internal poll numbers inspiring that twinkle in her eye.
  • Cedar Rapids mayor’s think tank could be gov-run prelude
    Spoiling for a fight over abortion or gay marriage? You won’t get one from Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett and his fledgling think tank, Engage Iowa, a conservative-leaning organization focused on taxes and the environment.
  • Carroll deputies will face-off for sheriff this fall
    For the first time in decades, the election this year to decide the next Carroll County sheriff will be contested.
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