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The Voters’ Watchdog: Why Scott County Auditor Candidate Michael D. Elliott Deserves Your Attention PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:35

Reader issue #707 (Author's note: River Cities' Reader Publisher Todd McGreevy is a volunteer for and donor to the campaign of Michael D. Elliott.)


Michael D. Elliott was asked a question about closed sessions of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, and it didn't take long for the conversation to go in another direction. While Elliott speaks eloquently about his plans for the Scott County auditor's office, many discussions come back to the U.S. Constitution.

Past Partisanship: Eleanor Clift, February 20 at St. Ambrose University PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Wednesday, 20 February 2008 02:51

Eleanor Clift Political commentator Eleanor Clift's Wednesday lecture at St. Ambrose University is titled "America at a Crossroads - Politics or Partisanship," but many will likely be more interested in inside baseball, particularly considering the unusual uncertainty surrounding the Democratic party's nomination for president.

Fear Iowa: Understanding the Importance of the Caucuses, Even When They Don't Technically Matter PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:36

Reader issue #663 Does it matter which presidential candidates win the Iowa caucuses on January 3?

Braley Versus Whalen in Iowa’s First Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 22:47

With Representative Jim Nussle not seeking re-election and running for Iowa governor, Iowa's First Disrict seat in Congress became one of the country's most-watched races.

But with so much attention and money lavished on the race for its national political importance - control of the House of the Representatives could be decided here - there's been much less focus on the candidates and their views.

The Reader recently interviewed Democrat Bruce Braley (an attorney from Waterloo) and Republican Mike Whalen (founder, president, and CEO of Moline-based Heart of America Restaurants & Inns) in five subject areas. The audio from those interviews is available at (, along with an interview with Pirate candidate James Hill. Independent candidate Albert W. Schoeman of Waterloo is also running.

“Notoriety’s Free”: Independent Candidate for Congress Runs as a Pirate PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 22:51


James Hill The race for Congress in Iowa's First District is already bordering on the ridiculous - with the national Republican party trying to tag Bruce Braley as a Communist, for instance - so why not throw a pirate into the mix?

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