Category Archives: Election 2018

From the Desk of the Editor: Why I Support Cathy Glasson for Governor

Editor’s note: This is a personal endorsement. The views expressed in this editorial are my own and are not necessarily those of PVI’s writers, contributors, or editors. By: Brian McLain I had high hopes for the 2018 gubernatorial race. Things looked so very promising in the beginning. Then… nothing… Just more of the same. Every opportunity candidates had to address

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Senate Minority Leader Calls for Boulton to Resign

Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen has issued a statement calling for former Gubernatorial candidate, Senator Nate Boulton, to resign his seat in the Iowa Senate. That statement is quoted below. “Sexual harassment is unacceptable whether it occurs in a social or professional setting. What we have learned in the last 24 hours makes it clear to me that Senator Boulton

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BREAKING: Boulton Suspends Campaign

Democratic candidate for governor Nate Boulton has officially suspended his campaign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. This drastically changes the dynamics of the race as Boulton was one of three of its top contenteders in the field. Remaining candidates include Cathy Glasson, John Norris, Ross Wilburn, Andy McGuire, and Fred Hubbell.  

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Candidates Weigh In on Boulton Allegations UPDATED

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson released the following statement in regards to the Des Moines Register article on Senator Boulton’s sexual misconduct: “These reports of sexual misconduct about Senator Boulton in the Des Moines Register today are extremely disturbing. We need a Governor we can trust to stand up and fight for fair treatment for Iowa women. Nate Boulton’s behavior

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Scholten Blows by King in Campaign Fundraising

J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, today reported an impressive fourth quarter fundraising total of over $219,000, which includes over $211,000 from more than 4,400 contributions by over 3,400 individual donors. For the second quarter in a row, the Scholten campaign received contributions from all 50 states and Washington D.C. Congressman Steve King

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Vote Today: Progressive Freese Makes Move for Vacated Seat

A special election to replaced disgraced Republican Senator Bill Dix is now underway in Senate District 25 and progressive candidate Tracy Freese has that seat in her sights. A small business owner with a strong duty to the community, Freese intends to bring a new, fresh perspective to Iowa’s government rather than the “stale, pale, and male” that has been

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Glasson Earns Stamp of Approval from Anti-Gun Violence Organization

Cathy Glasson is the sole Iowa gubernatorial candidate to receive the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction for “standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.” Glasson has made addressing gun violence and enacting common sense gun legislation in Iowa a major part of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Cathy Glasson has signed a

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Progressives Push Polk Platform Left

After three weeks of work, the Polk County Platform committee presented their draft of the 2018 Polk County Platform for debate and ratification and the final product included some planks that were originally part of the Iowa Progressive Caucus platform. While the process went far more smoothly than the last convention, there was still some contention in passing some of

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Greenfield Fails to Make Ballot; Seeking Other Options

The landscape in the Third District Congressional race has changed dramatically over the past week and is now even more up in the air as anticipated frontrunner in the Democratic Primary, Theresa Greenfield, fell short in obtaining enough signatures to gain a spot on the ballot. Greenfield’s campaign withdrew her original paperwork after her former campaign manager admitted to forging

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