Campaigns & Elections

Esther for Congress

For her first campaign for public office, an attorney from East Moline is aiming high. Wednesday  Republican Esther Joy King announced she's running for Congress, from Illinois' 17th District.

Sanders Holds Town Hall in Davenport

Aug 19, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Health care, income inequality, and unions were just some of the topics Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders discussed at a Quad Cities town hall meeting on Monday morning. The event was held at the Davenport Public Library.

Kamala Harris Holds Rally at RiverCenter

Aug 12, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Kamala Harris says the economy needs to work for everyone, not just wealthy Americans. That was just one of the topics covered Monday when Harris visited Davenport's RiverCenter for a campaign rally. It was the final stop of her five-day river-to-river bus tour across Iowa.

Dan Portes

"I have a passion for Davenport, and always have." That's local businessman Dan Portes talking about why he's decided to run for mayor, and join five other candidates who are already in the race. 

WVIK News

It looks like there'll be a re-match in northwestern Illinois next year for a seat in the state house. On Wednesday, Democrat Joan Padilla from Sterling announced her candidacy in the 71st District to run again against Republican Tony McCombie from Savanna.

Steve Bullock to Hold Events in Southeastern Iowa

Jul 17, 2019
The Official Site of Governor Steve Bullock

Montana Governor Steve Bullock will bring his presidential campaign across Southeastern Iowa on Thursday, with a stop in Muscatine for a meet & greet at Elly's Tea & Coffee tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Three Democratic presidential candidates spoke at a forum in Bettendorf Tuesday. The Des Moines Register and the AARP hosted Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and Kirsten Gillibrand at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center.

UPDATE: The event has been relocated to the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.

On Midwest Week, even though the presidential campaigns are well underway in Iowa, candidates in the important state races are just getting started.

Schilling for Congress

He's a familiar face in politics but now he lives in a different state. On Monday, former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling announced his candidacy for Iowa's Second District seat in Congress. 

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