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TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Local Matters: Former President Trump to rally in Iowa Saturday
Washington — President Biden has rejected former President Trump’s assertion of executive privilege for the first set of Trump White House documents requested by… READ MORE
TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Some very good polling news for Donald Trump
Among all-important Iowa voters, former President Donald Trump notched his highest favorability rating ever…READ MORE
TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Trump Supporters at Iowa Rally See ‘Civil War Coming,’ Say He Will ‘Save the World’
Donald Trump supporters at the Iowa rally on Saturday, waiting for the ex-president to speak, worried about “a civil war coming” and said he “will save the world.”
Trump will address today’s rally, being held at the Iowa State Fairground in Des Moines, at about 8 p.m. ET. Polls show he’s more popular in the state than President Joe Biden.
Trump had a 53 percent approval rating, according to a recent a Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll, the highest he’s ever received in Iowa. Biden languished at 31 percent. READ MORE
TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Potential candidates always test political waters in Iowa. Trump’s trip is different
There always seems to be someone testing the presidential waters in Iowa. Over the summer, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and former Vice President Mike Pence headlined an event for a prominent evangelical Christian group. READ MORE
Trump Rallies in Iowa – Trump holds fast to his election lies as the GOP establishment hugs him tighter
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nine months ago, Republicans were questioning Donald Trump’s place as the lead fixture of their party. Saturday night provided the clearest evidence yet that they want him right there. READ MORE
Trump rallies in Iowa – Trump Resurrects Election Lies at Iowa Rally – Rolling Stone
Former President Donald spewed lies, nurtured grudges and bashed Biden on Saturday night at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa — the state where voters, according to a recent Medicom/Register poll, like Trump even more now that he isn’t in power. The speech lasted an exhausting hour and 43 minutes. READ MORE
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TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – FC Fighter May Attend Conservative Rallies With Other Fighters After Seeing Left-Wing Attacks
UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, a conservative, said on Saturday that he may start attending conservative marches like the one held yesterday in Washington, D.C., with other fighters after he saw left-wing extremists attack people. READ MORE
The Wall Street Journal
TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Trump Iowa Visit Tests Appetite for Another Presidential Bid
Former President Donald Trump is taking his most affirmative step yet toward a possible 2024 campaign by returning to a crucial state on the nominating calendar for the first time since his presidency, even as Republicans there express mixed feelings about him running again. LISTEN TO THE ARTICLE
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TRUMP RALLIES IN IOWA – Trump Endorses Re-Election of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley
Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed the re-election campaign of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who is seeking an 8th term through the 2022 U.S. midterm election. Trump was speaking at a rally in Iowa. WATCH THE VIDEO
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The Iowa caucuses used to be noteworthy as the first major contest of the United States presidential primary season. Although caucus-goers have been unrepresentative of the nation’s overall ethnic demographic, caucuses are still seen by some as a strong indicator of how a presidential candidate will do in later contests.
This could be seen as a “self-fulfilling prophecy”, however, due to the positioning of the Iowa caucus as the first major contest in the election season; being the first, it strongly influences later races and provides candidates with momentum going into the following contests. Further, candidates who do poorly in the Iowa caucus are likely to drop out in the following days.
The Iowa caucuses are biennial electoral events for members of the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Unlike primary elections in most other U.S. states, where registered voters go to polling places to cast ballots, Iowans instead gather at local caucus meetings to discuss and vote on the candidates.
During both the presidential and midterm election seasons, registered Iowan voters vote in a per-precinct caucus for the party of which they are registered as a member. The caucuses are also held to select delegates to county conventions and party committees, among other party activities. READ MORE
Debate over 2024 presidential primary calendar
Since 1972, Iowa has held the first nominating event of each presidential election cycle in the United States. In 2020, the results of the state’s caucuses were delayed by technological issues and tabulation errors, reviving the debate over whether Iowa should continue to hold the prime position on the presidential primary calendar.
Critics of Iowa say the state is not representative of the nation’s demographic and geographic diversity. The electorate is older and less urban, and nine out of 10 residents are white. This unrepresentative sample of voters is given outsized importance in the election calendar, opponents say. This criticism extends to New Hampshire, which holds the first-in-the-nation primary and mirrors Iowa in its demographics.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said, “Well, if you look at Iowa and New Hampshire and you look at how Joe Biden did in those two states — he took fourth and fifth in those two states. Iowa and New Hampshire are not representative of the country.
There’s no diversity. So it’s unfair, in my opinion, to have those as the first two primary states because it really gives the wrong impression of what the country is all about.”
Supporters say that Iowa and New Hampshire benefit from being small. The size of the states allows for democratic engagement between candidates and voters. These states are also testing grounds for the campaign organization and retail political skills candidates will need as they move along in the process.
Although Democratic voices have dominated the debate, Republican leaders are also invested in the outcome. Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, said he planned to work with his Democratic counterpart to maintain Iowa’s status. “We will stand shoulder to shoulder in this fight,” Kaufmann said in January 2021.
Drew McKissick the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, said in September 2021, “I have not run into an appetite among committee members to enforce any major changes. I think the process we had last cycle served us well. The timeline served us well.”
This page tracks arguments and developments in the debate over the 2024 presidential primary calendar, including legislative and party action to secure or change which state votes first. READ MORE