Campaigns & Elections

Schimpf for Illinois

A former state senator from southern Illinois is running for governor. Monday Paul Schimpf from Waterloo announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination next year.

After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring in 2013. He ran unsuccessfully for Illinois Attorney General in 2014, and then won a seat in the state senate two years later, but did not run for re-election.

In his announcement, Schimpf says he spent his career in the military not in politics.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Majority Democrats in the U.S. House say they will allow an Iowa Republican to take office while they review her opponent's claim that her six-vote victory was wrongly decided. 

Hart Campaign

The US House is being asked to examine election results from Iowa's Second Congressional District. Tuesday Democrat Rita Hart officially requested a recount for the race that currently looks like it was won by Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by just six votes. 

Iowa officials have certified a Republican candidate as the winner by six votes for an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades.

On Midwest Week, a "no" vote this month will have major consequences for Illinois.

Just when you were hoping you wouldn't have to think about elections for a long time, it's time to get ready for the next one. Filing begins Monday in Illinois for next year's municipal elections.

On Midwest Week, not only were the national polls wrong, they mostly got it wrong in Iowa too.

Leaders of local congregations and an advocacy group want to make sure every vote is counted. A day after the general election, Quad Cities Interfaith, One Human Family, and Progressive Action for the Common Good held a Zoom conference to promote unity and democracy. 

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