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Phillips announces candidacy for special election before former opponent’s funeral

Phillips announces candidacy for special election before former opponent’s funeral

Reached by phone, the day before Landon’s funeral, Andrea Phillips confirmed to Iowa Field Report she would be running. Phillips has run twice to represent the 37th. Once in 2016 and again in 2020, losing to Landon each time.

When asked what had changed in the eight months that had passed since her most recent loss, besides the death of her two-time opponent, Phillips cited the GOP “monopoly” in the state.

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Let’s Put the Brakes on the Boondoggles

Let’s Put the Brakes on the Boondoggles

To date, this very same project has received $225 million from the federal government—a fraction of the $1.7 billion requested from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete the subway extension. And if that wasn’t enough, the price of the project has ballooned to nearly $6.9 billion and it’s already three to four years behind schedule with construction expected to begin next year. The extension will likely dig the subway system, expected to lose as much as $200 million over the next decade, even deeper into the hole.

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Red Flag: Mathis Used State Position To Obtain Tax Breaks For Client Of Her Family-Owned Business

Red Flag: Mathis Used State Position To Obtain Tax Breaks For Client Of Her Family-Owned Business

On a press call this morning, the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann called on Mathis to reveal any other sweetheart deals she may have handed out, saying:

“Iowans know, Liz Mathis’ shady business dealings don’t pass the smell test. It’s time Mathis finally be transparent with voters and shine some light on what other sweetheart deals she was handing out. Mathis’ efforts to hide this important information was overt and undeniable.”

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