An attorney who grew up in Decorah is running for State Auditor in Iowa. Over the last seven years, democrat Rob Sand says he learned a lot about financial crime while working for the Iowa Attorney General. The former Assistant Attorney General prosecuted tax credit fraud during the Iowa film office scandal, and led the prosecution of a multi-state, lottery-fixing scheme.
Illinois voters should require state lawmakers to sign a pledge banning elected officials being property tax appeal lawyers. That's what Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Chris Kennedy, says will start the process of getting "dirty money" out of Illinois politics.
Un-opposed in Tuesday's GOP primary, Bill Fawell is preparing to start his campaign for congress in earnest next month. From Galena, he'll run against democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos in Illinois' 17th District.
As part of a four day state tour, Fred Hubbell will stop in Davenport Saturday. The democratic candidate for governor of Iowa is focusing on education, visiting schools and colleges, and meeting with students, teachers, and administrators.
Kim Reynolds is now officially running for governor of Iowa. During a two-day announcement tour of the state, she stopped in Bettendorf Thursday and told local republicans she's excited about launching her campaign.