Tag Archives: Iowa

DeSantis Team Claims “Election Interference” In Iowa

“What happened tonight is appalling– the media calling the race for Donald Trump before votes had been cast. I personally spoke in multiple precincts in front of hundreds of voters. And while I’m presenting and delivering the closing arguments around just for Ron DeSantis, and actually flipping voters, people start getting alerts on their phone saying the race is over …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Votes In Nation’s First 2024 Election

NBC News reports: Iowa Republicans will hold caucuses Monday at 7 p.m. CT to select a presidential nominee. Former President Donald Trump has held a commanding lead in polls of the state since he announced his intention to run for president a third time. The real competitiveness of the race has come down to a contest for second place between …

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DeSantis Team: We’ve Got The Cash To Last Until March

Bloomberg News reports: Ron DeSantis has enough cash to sustain his 2024 US presidential bid past Monday’s Iowa Republican caucus into crucial primaries in March, one of his finance chairs said, reassuring donors concerned about his standing in polls. “If we have the success I think we can have in Iowa and exceed expectations, I think fundraising will really be …

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GOP Rep: Trump Will “Give You The Shirt Off His Back”

Raw Story reports: The internet broke into hysterics on Sunday when Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) told a crowd of Iowa supporters of Donald Trump that the Republican front-runner would give anything to people out of his overwhelming generosity. Speaking in Indianola, Van Orden explained to the audience, “They don’t understand that Trump will stand for you in a time …

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DeSantis: Arabs Have Turned Bethlehem Into “Pigsty”

“So if you go to Bethlehem, I mean, it’s honestly, I was really upset. It’s a pigsty, trash everywhere. It was nasty. They have a church – I think it’s where they think Christ was born. They built this beautiful church so they have it there and everything and you go in, then you walk out and they built this …

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Trolling 101: Some Iowa Dems Will Caucus For Haley

Axios reports: Some Iowa Democrats and independents are planning to crash the state’s Republican caucuses Monday night and become “Republicans for a day” to vote for Nikki Haley — but mostly, against former President Trump. It’s unclear how many will show up, but “crossover” voting is a low-key tradition in Iowa’s caucuses — and it’s one of the big unknowns …

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43% Of Haley Backers Would Vote Biden Over Trump

The Hill reports: A new NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll released just one day before the Iowa caucus found that 43 percent of Haley backers in the state said they would vote for Biden if Trump is the GOP nominee while 23 percent say they would vote for the former president. Nineteen percent said they would vote for Independent candidate …

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Haley Edges Past DeSantis In Final Iowa Caucus Poll

The Des Moines Register reports: Nikki Haley has overtaken Ron DeSantis in Iowa just days before a high-stakes Republican caucus that could help determine whether either candidate has a viable shot at upending Donald Trump, the race’s far-and-away front-runner. The Iowa Poll shows 48% of likely Republican caucusgoers pick Trump as their first choice for president — a slight dip …

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GOP Pollster: Average Age Of GOP Voters Is “Deceased”

“There are two groups that are impacted when it’s gonna be this cold. Young voters, 18 to 29-year-olds, are less likely to vote in inclement weather. Their turnout is always suspect. And in a Republican event, the average age of a caucus voter, frankly, is deceased. Now, the other group that is affected by it are those over age 70 …

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Dr. Stabby Warns Of “Dirty Tricks” In Iowa Caucuses

The Messenger reports: The last time Dr. Ben Carson was stumping in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus for himself, he was the target of a dirty trick by a rival campaign that informed voters he had dropped out. Eight years later, Carson recalled the incident in a video message Friday night to Donald Trump supporters. “Be on the lookout for dirty …

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Record -25 Wind Chill Likely During Iowa Caucuses

The Des Moines Register reports: Travel is not advised in the Des Moines Metro area or areas to the east, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. “As expected, road conditions are going downhill fast this morning with heavy snow and strong winds decreasing visibility and causing drifting on some Iowa roads,” the Iowa DOT wrote on social media. The …

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DeSantis: Trump Has “Lost The Zip On His Fastball”

The Hill reports: “I do think we’ve seen in the state recently, Donald Trump doing events and I just, I watch some of those events, see snippets of his speeches, and comparing him to 2016 Trump, versus now. You know, this is just a different guy,” DeSantis said Monday during a virtual press conference. “He’s lost the zip on his …

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Police: Iowa School Shooter Killed One, Wounded Five

CNN reports: At least one person was killed in a shooting at a school in Perry, Iowa, on Thursday, according to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt. That person was a sixth-grade student at the middle school, he said during a news conference. Five other victims are being treated at hospitals in the area, according to Mortvedt. …

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Multiple Victims In Iowa High School Mass Shooting

CBS News reports: Police in Perry, Iowa, say there was a shooting Thursday at the city’s high school on students’ first day back in classes after their annual winter break. During a press conference, authorities confirmed officers discovered “multiple gunshot victims” at Perry High School when they arrived on the scene after a report of an active shooter at 7:37 …

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Police Report Active Shooter At Rural Iowa High School

The Des Moines Register reports: Heavy police and medical presence was at Perry High School early Thursday morning, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Des Moines in Dallas County, after reports of a shooting that could include more than one victim. Police on scene have confirmed to the Des Moines Register there was a shooter but believe it is no …

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DeSantis Pitches “Satellite” Iowa Caucus Site In Florida

Florida Politics reports: With less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses that are pivotal to his presidential hopes, Ron DeSantis is worried that his voters will be in his state rather than where he needs them Jan. 15. “Look, we should have probably figured out a way to have a satellite caucus site down in Southwest Florida,” he added. …

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Republicans Have Spent Over $100M On Iowa Ads

NBC News reports: Republican presidential candidates and outside groups have blanketed the Iowa airwaves ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, spending nearly $105 million on ads there in 2023. And that figure is set to grow by at least another $7.5 million before the Jan. 15 caucuses. It’s being driven by former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s late push for a strong …

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Hutchinson To Launch “Asa’s Normal Express” In Iowa

Axios reports: “Asa’s Normal Express” — a push by the campaign of former governor Asa Hutchinson to convince Iowa voters there’s an alternative to Donald Trump — launches tomorrow in Des Moines. “People are looking for normal after the chaos that we’ve had … I offer normal. I’m sort of building on that,” Hutchinson told Axios. Hutchinson, a former DEA …

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DeSantis Begs For Iowans’ Support Ahead Of Caucus

The Daily Beast reports: Unlike his opponent Donald Trump, DeSantis spent the week between holidays in Iowa, puttering around looking for last-minute straggler votes. DeSantis has hinged the continued legitimacy of his campaign on the Iowa caucuses, and told the event’s guests that he hoped they could beat the odds together. The Florida governor took his stalwart campaigning to a …

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Federal Judge Blocks Iowa’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked key parts of an Iowa law that bans some books from school libraries and forbids teachers from raising LGBTQ+ issues. Judge Stephen Locher’s preliminary injunction halts enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect Jan. 1 but already had resulted in the removal of hundreds of books …

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