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The Carroll County Democratic Party will honor lifelong Carroll resident, community member, and former Iowa State Senate nominee Mary Bruner at a celebration this week featuring major candidates for the 2022 Democratic nomination to represent Iowa in the United States Senate.

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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a fitness-conscious former military leader, is a regular on the Washington Mall. She routinely jogs by monuments and memorials honoring the nation’s history and culture. Soon — she hopes within five years — the mall, which runs from The Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capi…

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MANILLA: Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Dave Muhlbauer, a son and grandson of state legislators, Tuesday morning ended his campaign months after his 4-year-old nephew Jed Riesselman died in an accident.

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MANILLA: Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Dave Muhlbauer, the son and grandson of state legislators, Tuesday morning ended his campaign months after his 4-year-old nephew Jed Riesselman died in an accident.

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As a western Iowan who worked in two packing plants, grew up the son of a teacher and machinist and served decades in the Navy, Ret. Adm. Mike Franken sees himself as the sort of independent-minded — and branded —  Democrat who can cut trough GOP-leaning tribalism in a statewide race.

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State Sen. Craig Williams, a longtime Republican leader in local and state political circles who captured an Iowa Senate seat last year after helping to party build and develop other candidates for decades, will not run in the newly drawn district in which he resides.

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DES MOINES: Supporters of former President Trump who showed up in the thousands at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines expressed anxieties with the economy — especially gas prices — along with major distrust of President Biden and the media. One woman said she harbors fears of a “racial war.”

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Tom Miller, the nation’s longest-serving state attorney general, will seek an 11th four-year term in the office next fall, saying he is “energized, challenged and fulfilled” by such efforts as the pursuit of anti-trust cases against dominant tech companies — like Facebook — and seeing throug…

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DES MOINES: Democrat Deidre DeJear, a business leader from Des Moines and former candidate for Iowa secretary of state, Saturday officially launched her campaign for governor at an event in Des Moines.

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Retired Adm. Michael Franken of Sioux City, a native of the Sioux Center area of Iowa, this afternoon said he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by veteran Republican Sen. Charles Grassley.

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Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer will kick off his first 99-county tour of Iowa this Friday with a campaign stop that’s open to the public beginning at noon at Queen Beans, 522 Clark St.

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SIOUX CITY: Union organizers are seeking to expand support beyond President Biden and U.S. House Democrats for what they say is their No. 1 legislative priority for working men and women — the so-called PRO Act that would make it easier for unions to gain members and collectively bargain, an…

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DES MOINES: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is an up-and-coming figure in the Republican Party after her management of the coronavirus pandemic, which has received praise and criticism from both political parties.

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Phil Thompson looks back on his time in Iraq as an 18-year-old Army private and equates it to “drinking water from a fire hose.”

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DES MOINES: Three potential Republican presidential candidates collectively lambasted many Democrats’ views on race relations and spotlighted state-level anti-abortion successes and other bedrock GOP positions in headlining one of the state’s premier conservative gatherings Friday in Des Moines.

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SIOUX CENTER: U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra held the first-ever Feenstra Family Picnic in Sioux Center today, with special guest former Vice President Mike Pence headlining the event.

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Small business owner Deidre DeJear, a former candidate for Iowa Secretary of State and high-profile figure in Democratic politics, this week launched a listening tour along with an exploratory committee to examine the possibility of developing a competitive campaign for Iowa governor in 2022.

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KIRON: Finding a former congressperson often is easier said than done. But a Google search, a trip through the Boyer Valley phone directory and a bit of advice from churchgoers in Kiron (pop. 300) make finding the home of former U.S. Rep. Steve King almost as simple as driving down a dusty c…

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State Sen. Jim Carlin, a Republican from Woodbury County, visited the Carroll County Republican Central Committee at the Family Table Restaurant in Carroll Monday morning for the organization’s monthly breakfast meeting.

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LAKE VIEW: Gov. Kim Reynolds Wednesday afternoon ruled out a U.S. Senate bid — should Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opt not to seek an eighth term in 2022 — and said she was “probably” running for re-election as governor and would make a “formal” announcement later.

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National Democratic Oval Office front-runner Joe Biden woke up in Carroll on a December 2019 Sunday, attended Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and filled up on Queen Beans oatmeal before continuing a barnstorming tour of Iowa in which the former vice president made the case that he was t…

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Craig Williams, the Carroll County Republican chairman and an experienced local political leader who worked behind the scenes for other candidates for decades, earned a seat in the Iowa Senate Tuesday with a commanding win in one of the larger geographic districts in the state.

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The number of registered voters who identify as Republican in Carroll County has increased 19 percent since President Donald Trump's win in the last general election, whereas the number of Democrats has fallen 5 percent, according to a Times Herald analysis of voter data.