Republican Party


Two Democrats and one Republican turned out for a political forum in Davenport on Sunday. Sponsored by a social justice organization, Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa, Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, and Joe Walsh were given time to make brief statements.

Illinois House

A Quad Cities area man has joined a possible rebellion within the Illinois republican party. State Representative Jeanne Ives from Wheaton might challenge Governor Bruce Rauner in next year's primary, and she's chosen as her lieutenant governor running mate, Rich Morthland.

WVIK Staff

A former US Senator and presidential candidate wants Republicans to re-brand their party. Today  in Davenport, Rick Santorum spoke to the Scott County Lincoln Club, as part of a five-day visit to Iowa.  Two years ago, Santorum won the Republican Iowa Caucuses. And, he's thinking about running for president again. Today, he talked about how things have changed since the 2012 election. 

He said his main goal is "to stand up for the little guy." And, prove average American workers can trust the Republican Party.