Category Archives: Iowa Democratic Party

Draft of IDP Caucus Review Plan Raises Questions

By Brian McLain A draft copy of the Iowa Democratic Party Caucus Review Plan was obtained through an anonymous source earlier this afternoon. This plan is meant to detail the steps that will be taken to establish an independent review of what went wrong in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Caucuses. The overall scope of the review looks fairly cut and

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CYDI Executive Board Calls on Campaigns to Unionize

The College and Young Democrats of Iowa released a statement earlier this week calling on campaigns to unionize, citing that Democrats are champions of labor and should extend those opportunities to organize to those who work to elect Democrats. The signed statement can be found in full below: The College and Young Democrats of Iowa (CYDI) stands with all working

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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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Our Revolution President Nina Turner Headlines Story County Fundraiser

Date: June 2, 2018 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: South 17th Event Center, 300 S. 17th St, Ames, IA The Story County Democrats are ready to “Turn up the Heat” with  keynote speaker Senator Nina Turner. Turner was a member of the DNC Unity Commission and was a national surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders. In June of 2017 she became the President

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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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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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