Campaigns & Elections

The Rock Island County Democratic Party is losing its leader. After eight years of serving as party chair, Doug House has decided not to run again. The democratic central committee will vote tomorrow on a replacement.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

More than half of registered voters in both Rock Island and Scott counties went to the polls for the midterm election.

In Scott County, 69,481of the 127,185 registered voters cast ballots. That's 54.6%, compared to 48% four years ago.

Iowa QC Results

Nov 7, 2018

Two democrats and one republican have won election to the Scott County Board. Incumbent democrat Brinson Kinzer was the top vote-getter, followed by fellow democrat and newcomer Ken Croken. And they'll be joined by republican newcomer John Maxwell. 

Illinois QC Results

Nov 7, 2018

In one of Illinois' most expensive legislative races, Neil Anderson won re-election to the Illinois Senate. In District 36 which includes Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside, and Carroll counties, the incumbent republican from Andulusia ended with 51 per cent of the vote to 49 per cent for democrat Gregg Johnson from East Moline. 

submitted / Doug House

Volunteers from the Rock Island County Democratic Party are knocking on doors and making calls to encourage people to vote for their candidates tomorrow.

On Tuesday, voters in Illinois' 17th Congressional District will choose between incumbent Cheri Bustos, a democrat from East Moline, and republican Bill Fawell, a businessman from Galena.

Michelle O'Neill reports on the two candidates.


Former governor Tom Vilsack is touring Iowa this weekend, hoping to support fellow democrats on Tuesday's ballot. Friday afternoon, he and his wife Christie stopped at Scott County Democratic headquarters in Davenport to give a pep talk to the many young volunteers working hard during the final weekend before the election.

Peters v. Loebsack Again

Oct 30, 2018

A key race for Congress in our area is a repeat of two years ago - in 2016 Democrat Dave Loebsack beat Republican Chris Peters by 54 to 46 % to win another term representing Iowa's second district which covers essentially the southeast quarter of the state. 

Scott County Party Chairs

Oct 29, 2018

With all the attention being paid to races for governor and congress this year, we often forget the local ones. But they're important because of the decisions local ofifials make, but also because some of them will eventually move up to higher offices.

Delaney for President

One of the candidates for president will campaign for some fellow Democrats running for the Iowa legislature this weekend. During his latest trip to the state, Congressman John Delaney from Maryland will work for candidates in some key districts in eastern and northeast Iowa.