Bernie Sanders


Two Democrats and one Republican turned out for a political forum in Davenport on Sunday. Sponsored by a social justice organization, Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa, Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, and Joe Walsh were given time to make brief statements.

You won't have to go far to find a Democratic presidential candidate this weekend. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, John Delany, and Tom Steyer all plan to visit eastern Iowa.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Organized labor in Iowa supports Bernie Sanders.

Hope from the Heartland

Feb 6, 2018
Cheri Bustos & Robin Johnson

If democrats in the midwest want to bounce back from the disastrous election of 2016, they have to show up and listen. That's one of the main conclusions of a report titled, "Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington."


The alleged gunman who shot and wounded several people Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice near Washington D.C. has ties to the Quad Cities. 

Sanders Campaigns For Clinton In Davenport

Nov 4, 2016
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK News

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is campaigning for Hillary Clinton in the final days leading up to the 2016 election.

He spoke to supporters at Modern Woodmen park in Davenport Friday morning, his first of four campaign stops in Iowa this weekend.

Sanders began his speech by thanking Democratic voters for helping the party adopt its most progressive platform in history.   

"We are going to convert that platform, which is a blueprint for a new America, into legislation," he says.

Bernie Sanders gestures behind a podium while speaking at Genesis hospital in Davenport, Oct. 2014.
Herb Trix / WVIK News

Bernie Sanders has canceled his appearance at a "Stronger Together Rally" in Davenport Monday afternoon due to scheduling  conflicts.

The Clinton campaign says the U.S. Senator from Vermont will stop in Des Moines on Wednesday to discuss Clinton's plans for the economy.

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As Donald Trump passes the magic delegate number and speeds toward the nomination, there are still those who are holding out hope of somehow derailing him — maybe a "third party" bid.

Political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt explains what Libertarian and Green Party candidates could mean to the 2016 race, and if there is there still time for somebody like Bill Kristol and other conservatives to put something together.

In Case You Missed It

Mar 27, 2016
Rene McKenna Gellerman

In case you missed it...

NPR National Political Correspondent, Don Gonyea, spoke at the WVIK Gala on Thursday night in the Gold Room of the Black Hotel in Davenport. 


"I like to tell you what I learned." That's how Don Gonyea approaches his job as National Political Correspondent for NPR.

And he's Herb Trix's guest this week on Midwest Week. 

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK on Fridays at 6:20 pm, during All Things Considered.