Friday, August 22, 2014 ERIN MURPHY. Candidates for Iowa's 1st Congressional District release their own surveys on consecutive days. The race to represent northeast Iowa in Congress is on, and early candidate-funded polls suggest Democrat Pat Murphy leads Republican Rod Blum. [Read more at THonline.com]
Sunday, June 22, 2014 BY ERIN MURPHY. The race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat is close. That much we can feel comfortable saying. Who has more support roughly five months out from the election? That's more difficult to say. [Read more at THonline.com]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014. ASSOCIATED PRESS. The pair will attempt to unseat Gov. Branstad in November. DES MOINES -- Cedar Rapids city council member and businesswoman Monica Vernon will run for lieutenant governor with Iowa Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch as he attempts to unseat Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in November, Hatch said Tuesday. [Read more at THonline.com]
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 ERIN MURPHY. The pecking order of Democratic primary candidates for Dubuque County Supervisor remained unchanged after the official canvass of election results conducted this morning.
Seven Democrats ran for two spots on the ballot for this fall's general election. Donna Smith and Tom Hancock led in the unofficial results posted on Election Day, with Hancock just 44 votes ahead of the next finisher, Dave Baker. [Read more at THonline.com]
Friday, June 6, 2014 BY ERIN MURPHY. The four Democrats who fell short of Pat Murphy in this week's congressional primary race literally lined up behind him today. Swati Dandekar, Anesa Kajtazovic, Dave O'Brien and Monica Vernon endorsed Murphy for Congress at a media event today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. [Read more at THonline.com]
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 BY KC McGinnis, Sam Lozada, Alicia Yager. Dubuque County Board of Supervisors Democratic Primary candidates Donna Smith (top vote receiver), Dave Baker (third in votes) and Tom Hancock (second) talk about their campaign and the results, which were revealed at the Dubuque County Courthouse Tuesday night. [Read more at THonline.com]
Democrats prepare to battle Klein for 2 Dubuque County supervisor seats. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 BY ALICIA YAGER TH STAFF WRITER. Donna Smith and Tom Hancock emerged from a crowded Democratic primary election field Tuesday for the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, though totals were tight among the top vote-getters.
In the unofficial results Tuesday, Smith received 2,680 votes, leading the seven Democrats vying for two open seats. Hancock garnered 2,521 votes, earning a slight edge over the next highest vote-getter, Dave Baker, who received 2,477 votes. [Read more at THonline.com]
U.S. House race will feature 2 Dubuquers. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 BY ERIN MURPHY TH STAFF WRITER. The road to Washington, D.C., goes through Dubuque. Two Dubuque men, Rod Blum and Pat Murphy, won primary elections Tuesday and now will square off for northeast Iowa's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. [Read more at THonline.com]
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 BY BEN JACOBSON TH STAFF WRITER. With a victory in Tuesday's primary elections, Democrat Abby Finkenauer is poised to succeed her legislative mentor as the representative for Iowa House District 99. Finkenauer received 1,261 votes, good for 58 percent of the vote and the right to vie for the District 99 seat in the Nov. 4 general elections. Her challenger, Steve Drahozal, collected 921 votes. [Read more at THonline.com]
Some criticize board's handling of care facility. Friday, May 2, 2014 BY ALICIA YAGER TH STAFF WRITER. Candidates for Dubuque County, state and federal elections summed up their lives and platforms in about one minute each Thursday night, as part of a Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce event. [Read more at THonline.com]