Campaigns & Elections

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

As Iowa voters get ready to go to the caucuses, small business owners are looking for answers from democratic presidential candidates.

Donna Walley owns Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium in LeClaire.

She decided to support Andrew Yang after researching candidates' plans to improve the economy.

Walley is concerned because online shopping has caused a dramatic change in retail across the country. "Amazon is killing us, absolutely killing us."

Roxanna Moritz

Now serving her third term as Scott County Auditor, Roxanna Moritz would like to serve a fourth. This week, she announced plans to run again for the job she's held since 2008.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

After failing to move the powers that be in Washington DC, Andrew Yang is trying to convince Iowa voters to caucus for him next month.

This morning, the Democratic presidential candidate spoke to a standing room only crowd at The Brewed Book on Harrison Street in Davenport.


With one month to go before the Iowa Caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spent the weekend in eastern Iowa, with stops in Manchester, Dubuque, Maquoketa, and Davenport.


The name of Rock Island County State's Attorney Dora Villarreal will appear on the Democratic primary ballot in March. That was the ruling announced Tuesday by the county's electoral board, overruling several objections.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Next week, Rock Island County voters may learn whether current State's Attorney Dora Villareal's name will be on the ballot in March.

At a hearing this morning before the county electoral board, attorneys argued about objections to her statement of candidacy and petition. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

At least three democratic candidates' names will be on the ballot for Rock Island County state's attorney.

This afternoon, the electoral board announced its decision to deny the challenges filed against petitions filed by Assistant State's Attorney Calvin Dane and Defense Attorney Herb Schultz. / Iowa Democratic Party

Iowa voters will caucus at 99 satellite locations around the world along with their regular precinct caucus sites. And they'll help select the party's presidential nominee beginning in February.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Voters in Rock Island County will decide this spring whether the sales tax should be raised to pay for public safety.

This week, the county board voted to put the referendum on the ballot in the March primary election. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

By the end of next week, Rock Island County voters may know which candidates for state's attorney will be on the ballot in March.