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2023 Fundraising Reports: Reynolds Reigns Supreme, Republican Leaders Come in Strong

2023 Fundraising Reports: Reynolds Reigns Supreme, Republican Leaders Come in Strong

It’s been a minute, but what better time to dust off the site than with a 2023 state fundraising roundup. 

The numbers don’t lie: Gov. Reynolds still reigns supreme with her campaign hauling in $1,386,505. To put that in perspective, especially for those doubting Reynolds’ dominance or political future, she raised as much as every single statewide executive official combined… times two. 

2023 Fundraising Reports: Reynolds Reigns Supreme, Republican Leaders Come in Strong

Axne opts against challenging Rep. Zach Nunn

Axne, first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, lost her bid for a third term to freshman Republican Zach Nunn by just over 2,100 votes in one of the most competitive races in the country. Axne’s campaign was plagued with scandals, including a report by Fox News that she voted by proxy for the Inflation Reduction Act while vacationing with her family in France.

Hinson: Standing up for the Second Amendment

Hinson: Standing up for the Second Amendment

The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Constitution; it is our inherent guarantee that the government will never overpower its citizens. However, the Biden Administration and many on the left continue to twist and undermine the Second Amendment – they...

Will IDP Keep Its Stolen Money? 

Will IDP Keep Its Stolen Money? 

Back in December, The Des Moines Register did some digging. They reported a whopping $250,000 contribution from Nishnad Singh to the Iowa Democratic Party. $250,000 is a massive contribution from a west coast tech bro to a state party with no competitive statewide...

Why is Woke Big Tech secretly trying to change Iowa’s electric grid?

Why is Woke Big Tech secretly trying to change Iowa’s electric grid?

The spokesperson for the group, R.G. Schwarm, spent the better part of an hour talking about how Iowans want more competition in the electricity markets but then he went on to say his group wasn’t actually pushing for competition for Iowans. Instead, the group was just making the case that its “large energy user” members should be able to break away from Iowa’s electric grid and leave Iowa ratepayers picking up the bill.

Mailbag: Mike Franken Does Not Take Military Sexual Assault Seriously

Mailbag: Mike Franken Does Not Take Military Sexual Assault Seriously

Mike Franken stated in a 2021 Intercept article that unreported sexual crimes in Africa between 2010 and 2020 was a partisan attack. As a source in that article, I can attest the article was written to highlight problems of how the military dealt with sexual assault. There was no partisan agenda whatsoever. At the time, Mr. Franken was months away from announcing his eventual bid for the U.S. Senate.

Joni Ernst: The “Dae Way”: Honoring our veterans at this year’s Ruck, Roast & Ride.

Joni Ernst: The “Dae Way”: Honoring our veterans at this year’s Ruck, Roast & Ride.

Here in Iowa, we love our veterans, and as a combat veteran myself, I try to find unique ways to honor and support these heroes. That’s one reason why we added a ruck march to our day of activities this year. A ruck march is a common military training exercise where you carry a weighted pack — better known as a ruck sack — and walk in honor of the fallen and all of our servicemembers and veterans.