Campaigns & Elections

Peters for Congress

A republican candidate for Congress will campaign in the Quad Cities and nearby cities this weekend. Christopher Peters from Coralville is challenging incumbent Second District democrat Dave Loebsack.


The future will be the focus for John Norris as he campaigns in the Quad Cities and across Iowa this month. The democratic candidate for governor will hold what he calls "Future Forums" to lay out his vision for the future of Iowa, and his plans to get us there.

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After Illinois was targeted by Russian hackers prior to the 2016 elections and voter information leaked, securing future data has become a priority.  The state may now look to emerging technology for one possible solution.       

The Illinois Primary

Mar 23, 2018

On Midwest Week, a look at this week's Illinois primary election - who won and why.

Andy McGuire

One of the many candidates for governor of Iowa is a doctor and former state chair of the democratic party. After filing for the June primary ballot last week, Andy McGuire plans to visit all 99 counties in the state.

After losing three times, the fourth time turned out to be the "charm" for the proposed public safety sales tax in Henry County. It was approved in Tuesday's voting by 59 to 37 per cent.

Bustos Wins Easily

Mar 20, 2018

The race for Rock Island County sheriff in Tuesday's primary election turned out not to be very close at all. Incumbent Gerry Bustos easily won the democratic nomination with 80 per cent of the vote, over former sheriff Jeff Boyd who finished with 20 per cent.

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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.

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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.