Democratic Reps. Cindy Axne Abby Finkenauer are trying to stay laser-focused on local issues to prevail in districts President Donald Trump carried in 2016. Two of the 43 Democrats who flipped GOP-held seats in 2018, the pair made history as the first women to represent Iowa in the House. But they aren’t fixtures on cable news or in national headlines.
La Grone will face Jen Day, the founder and owner of a west Omaha fitness facility, for the seat.
Mike Flood represented District 19 in the Legislature from 2005-2013, and served as Speaker for his final six years in office. He's an attorney and also runs an expansive media chain called News Channel Nebraska.
In an interview with The World-Herald, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked about plans that would dramatically change how people get their health insurance and where insurance company employees work as well as how crop subsidies and ethanol exemptions are handled.
Sen. Ben Sasse struck a tone similar to that of his first election bid, juxtaposing folksy stories with sweeping proclamations about the nature of liberty and the philosophical underpinnings of American government.
J.D. Scholten fell just a few percentage points short in his 2018 bid against Iowa Rep. Steve King — the closest a Democrat has come to winning a congressional race in northwest Iowa in a long time.
The Lincoln businessman says Sasse is not pro-Trump enough. Sasse has an announcement planned for Monday.
A national Republican group criticized Nebraska Democrat Gladys Harrison this week, suggesting she's unqualified to run for Congress because of a 1986 shoplifting conviction and a handful of driving tickets.
Gladys Harrison, an Omaha native, has filed a committee and said she's looking at whether she could have a successful run at the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican.
Some 200 people arrived at The Grass Wagon in Council Bluffs early Wednesday to listen to presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is headed to Iowa, spending part of Saturday in Council Bluffs.
The lack of an announcement to date has generated speculation about Sen. Ben Sasse’s intentions, but his fundraising and other efforts say he’s in.
Mike Boyle will seek reelection to the Douglas County Board in 2020, despite rumors to the contrary, and he already has a challenger, Roger Garcia.
The former vice president will appear at The Grass Wagon at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The appearance, described on Biden’s website as a community event, is open to the public, but guests must RSVP.
Nebraska City real estate agent Janet Palmtag has announced her candidacy for the state legislative seat now held by Julie Slama of Peru.
Bacon touted his support for various provisions in the bill and specifically cited the pay boost, which drew an objection from Democrat Ann Ashford, who is seeking her party’s nomination to oppose Bacon next year. “This would have happened anyway,” Ashford said.
The congressman has tried to walk a line between supporting Trump's policies and criticizing his communication style. This week he offered a full support of the president.
Carol Blood of Bellevue and Dan Quick of Grand Island both seek to keep their seats.
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has been named to a list of most vulnerable House Republican incumbents, a signal that Nebraska’s 2nd District will once again be a political battleground.
State Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, who now holds the seat, has endorsed Susan Hester as her replacement. Crawford is term-limited and unable to seek reelection.
The petition drive aims to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 general election ballot that would give Nebraskans the right to use medical cannabis for serious medical conditions, subject to “reasonable laws, rules and regulations.”
A state legislative staffer, Jennifer Carter, announced Wednesday that she is seeking election to the Nebraska Legislature in south-central Lincoln's District 29.
Eliot Bostar, executive director of the Nebraska Conservation Voters and Conservation Nebraska, grew up in New York but spent summers on the family farm near Bradshaw, Nebraska. Those family ties led him to settle in Nebraska.
The Marylander has made Iowa a central part of his campaign for president. He'd visited all 99 counties by last August, before most candidates even entered the race. "People here are mainstream Americans," he said during his latest visit to western Iowa, where he was viewing flood damage. "They value common sense."
Doug Kagan of Omaha, the longtime head of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, said he withdrew his sponsorship of the petition because he disagreed with the management of the effort and didn’t think that it would be successful in qualifying for the 2020 ballot.