Category Archives: Iowa Democratic Party

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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Frerick Suspends Campaign

“Money remains the largest barrier to participating in our democracy.” – Austin Frerick   Winterset — Austin Frerick announced that he would end his campaign for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s Third Congressional District effective immediately.   “Thank you to all of our supporters here in the Third District, across Iowa, and around the country. I couldn’t be prouder of

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Neiderbach Ends Gubernitorial Bid

Earlier Wednesday morning Progressive candidate for Governor, Jonathan Neiderbach officially ended his bid for Terrace Hill in a statement on his campaign’s Facebook page. According to Bleeding Heartland, he has endorsed John Norris. The following is his statement in full. “I deeply appreciate the opportunity to visit with and learn from my fellow Iowans as I campaigned for Governor this past

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BREAKING: The Caucus Will Go On But Some Locations Have Changed

PVI will continue to monitor changes to caucus locations to the best of our ability. Be sure to check the Iowa Democratic Party website for the most up to date changes. Despite the snowy weather the Caucus will go on at 7:00PM without delay. To any of our readers planning to still attend the Caucus tonight we wish you a safe trip to

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RESULTS: Who Do You Want to See Take on David Young?

For a detailed report of the results click here Progressive candidates Pete D’Alessandro and Austin Frerick both ended up in a statistical tie in our Third District Congressional Race poll, with Cindy Axne getting edged out for third place before the results become more decisive. Both D’Alessandro and Frerick traded the claim for the top spot throughout the four-day time

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Who Do You Want to See Take on David Young?

As we approach caucus day PVI will be publishing a poll every Monday and Friday for the next two weeks to gauge the public’s opinion on the congressional races in Iowa’s four district. The poll will be open for four days. To participate, please rank your choices from most preferred to least preferred. Depending on your device you may either click

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Results: Who Do You Want to See Take on Rod Blum?

A detailed report of the results can be found here. George Ramsey III took the top spot in our First District Congressional Race poll, edging out former Sanders National Delegate Courtney Rowe, who in turn edged out DCCC supported Abby Finkenauer. Though both Rowe and Finkenauer received the most top spot rankings, the feud that is playing out between supporters

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