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DES MOINES: The Iowa Democratic Party announced this weekend that Mark Smith has been elected as the new chair, by a majority vote of the IDP State Central Committee. Smith represents Marshalltown in the Iowa State House and formerly served as House Minority Leader.

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With 100 percent of precincts now reporting after a glitch with a results-reporting app caused statewide Democratic caucus results from Monday to eke in throughout the week, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont came out neck and neck, with …

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Just one of Carroll County’s 13 caucus precinct sites used a cellphone app that — due to a programming glitch — partly caused a significant delay in naming the state’s choice for the Democratic presidential nominee.

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A coding error in a new cellphone app the Iowa Democratic Party deployed this year to report caucus results has caused a significant delay in the tallying of those results.

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AUDUBON: How would Amy Klobuchar deal with a physically lurking President Donald Trump roaming behind her in a nationally televised debate — the optics that famously emerged for Hillary Clinton, the last Democratic nominee for president, in her second 2016 general-election showdown with Trump?

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Editor's note: Victoria Anders is a volunteer for Warren for President in Western Iowa, based in the Washington, D.C., area. She is the granddaughter of Chuck and Kathy Manatt, Audubon natives and proud Cyclones. Chuck was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1980-1984. She is …

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Long-time Carroll County Democrat Tim Tracy, a former local party chairman who once ran to be the state leader of the Democrats, and who is active in arts education at Kuemper Catholic High School, endorsed the White House campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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JEFFERSON: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says it makes sense to decentralize a raft of federal agriculture jobs from Washington, D.C. to Sioux City, a leading Hawkeye State community that rests at the nexus of three ag-heavy states, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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PERRY: Buoyed by a New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll showing him with a 7-point lead over his closest Democratic competitor in Iowa, White House hopeful Bernie Sanders arrived in Perry Sunday to energize a group of potential voters.

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The last election cycle, one that saw two congresswomen emerge from Iowa and other gains by female candidates nationally, reveals voters’ hunger for more women in office, a trend that will boost the political fortunes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Iowa caucuses, one of her more visible sup…

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On the cusp of missing his second Democrat presidential nominee debate due to his low polling numbers, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, announced Monday that he has suspended his bid for the nomination.

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FORT DODGE: Farmers should be barred from constructing new large animal confinements and also encouraged to end the practice of clustering hundreds or thousands of animals together in tight quarters, according to a New Jersey senator who seeks the Democratic nomination for president.

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American agriculture can get to net-zero carbon emissions and make money doing it while still feeding the world, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says.

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CARROLL, DENISON: National Democratic oval office front-runner Joe Biden woke up in Carroll Sunday, attended Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and filled up on oatmeal at Queen Beans Coffee House before continuing a barnstorming tour of Iowa in which the former vice president is making th…

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EXIRA, DEDHAM: Sally Smith of Exira checked out two books from the Exira Library after joining more than 30 people in a crammed corner of the public lending facility in the downtown of this southwest Iowa city to hear congressional candidate J.D. Scholten make his case a year before the election.

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J.D. Scholten, congressional candidate for Iowa’s 4th district, will host a town hall in Dedham Thursday as part of his “Don’t Forget About Us” tour.

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Amy Haskins’ apparent downfall is that she’s confident and well-spoken when she attempts to take elected leaders to task.

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Linc Kroeger, Accenture’s advocate for rural America, continued to draw national attention to Jefferson by hosting a tour and discussion Sunday with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman and entrepreneur who is making business development in small town…