DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that the state’s voter registration totals are at the highest mark in the state’s history for a December prior to an election year. New data shows 1,991,419 active registered voters in Iowa.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Davenport, Penny Vacek, will hold office hours in Van Buren and Davis counties on Monday, December 11, 2017, and in Clinton, Scott and Jackson counties on Friday, December 15.
Vacek’s schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 15

Clinton County

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Clinton City Hall

Kim Reynolds Endorses GOP Tax Scam Despite Damage It Would Do to Working Iowans

Des Moines, IA- At the Iowa Democratic Party’s Fall Gala, State Senator Nate Boulton, Democratic candidate for governor, presented his vision forward during his speech, and showcased his broad base of support from throughout the state. Boulton hosted a pre-event, welcoming his supporters with a live band of local teachers and speeches from his wife, Andrea, and himself. He then led a march of almost 1000 supporters into the main event to the sounds of chants and thunder-sticks.

Des Moines, IA – This week, as Governor Reynolds travels around the state to cover up her real record of undermining Iowa’s fiscal and economic health, the Iowa Democratic Party will be reminding voters of her misplaced priorities and mismanagement that led to the state’s current budget crisis.

EVANSTON, Ill. - Today, Daniel Biss announced that he has received the endorsement of renowned legal expert, campaign finance reform activist, and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig.

“Is it about money or people?” Lessig asked. “That’s the question that Illinois gets to answer. We must end big money politics. And Daniel’s fight here is the same fight everywhere — a fight by the people for a government that represents more than the billionaires.”

Des Moines, IA – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth numbers for each state and found that Iowa’s GDP shrank by 0.7% in the second quarter, the worst growth numbers in the nation. 

Representative Prichard: ‘I’m Endorsing Fred For Two Simple Reasons: He Would Make An Outstanding Governor For All Iowans, Rural And Urban, And I Know Fred Can Win In November And Deliver The Real Results Our State Desperately Needs.’

DES MOINES, IOWA – Gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Andy McGuire will attend a meet and greet in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 18th at 209 South Gaines St. Davenport, IA 52802 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The meet and greet is hosted by Rep. Phyllis Thede and Jamie Woods of the Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus.

Klinger succeeds James Joseph, now with FEMA

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 13) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that he has appointed Joseph G. Klinger as acting director for the state’s Emergency Management Agency.

Klinger has worked for the state since 1988 and previously served as IEMA’s assistant director from January 2007 to May 2010, interim director from May 2010 to February 2011, and most recently as deputy director since February 2015.