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Braley reflects on election results

Braley reflects on election results

WATERLOO – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley will soon be out of Washington D.C., having given up his seat in the House of Representatives and coming up short against Joni Ernst…

Pre-election poll shows Braley-Ernst in dead heat; Governor’s race tightens

Pre-election poll shows Braley-Ernst in dead heat; Governor’s race tightens

DES MOINES – U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley closes the gap with Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst, leaving the Iowa U.S. Senate race a 47 – 47 percent dead heat, according…

New poll shows Ernst sneaking ahead of Braley

New poll shows Ernst sneaking ahead of Braley

DES MOINES – Iowa Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst is inching ahead among likely voters in the U.S. Senate race and now has 49 percent to 45 percent for U.S.…

GOP punishes Braley after visit from Michelle Obama

GOP punishes Braley after visit from Michelle Obama

DES MOINES – The Iowa Republican party and its followers unleashed a venomous attack upon Congressman Bruce Braley after he welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama to Des Moines Friday to…

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley stopped in Mason City to light a fire under his campaign supporters. “These yard signs are doing no good over here,” Braley playfully…

Race for Senate: Ernst leads Braley in new poll

Race for Senate: Ernst leads Braley in new poll

DES MOINES – Neutralizing the traditional Democratic lead among women voters, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst leads U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 50 – 44 percent among likely voters…

Braley takes lead in Senate race, poll shows

Braley takes lead in Senate race, poll shows

DUBUQUE – Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a 4.8 percent edge over Republican State Senator Joni Ernst in one of the key races for control of the U.S. Senate, according…

Senate candidate Braley visits NIACC for discussion on college affordability (photos and video)

Senate candidate Braley visits NIACC for discussion on college affordability (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley was in Mason City Thursday on the NIACC campus to highlight differences between his campaign and that of his opponent,…

Senate candidate Bruce Braley to visit Mason City today

Senate candidate Bruce Braley to visit Mason City today

MASON CITY – U.S. Representative and candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley will visit North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City Thursday to discuss what his campaign calls “the…

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

NIT – The gaffes keep piling up for trial lawyer Bruce Braley, and the right-wingers are pouncing on video they captured of the Senate candidate caking on make-up and dressing…

Senate candidate Joni Ernst rips Bruce Braley for proclaiming himself to be a farmer (video)

Senate candidate Joni Ernst rips Bruce Braley for proclaiming himself to be a farmer (video)

DES MOINES – In a video that has recently surfaced, the Democratic candidate for US Senate, Bruce Braley, now claims he is a farmer, just a few months after he…

Senate candidate Joni Ernst lashes out at Democrat Bruce Braley on social security

Senate candidate Joni Ernst lashes out at Democrat Bruce Braley on social security

DES MOINES – Democratic Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has no plan to save Social Security from going broke, says Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Her campaign said Tuesday…

Hundreds of Iowans join Braley in fight to resolve stalled Congolese adoptions

Hundreds of Iowans join Braley in fight to resolve stalled Congolese adoptions

WASHINGTON – After months of advocacy aimed at resolving hundreds of stalled adoptions from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today sent…

Braley holds slim lead over Ernst in race for Senate seat

Braley holds slim lead over Ernst in race for Senate seat

DES MOINES – State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in Iowa, trails U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 44 – 40 percent, as an unusual gender…

Poll shows Ernst leads Braley in Senate race

Poll shows Ernst leads Braley in Senate race

DUBUQUE – The Loras College Poll released results on Friday of the first post-primary statewide survey of likely voters. Coming on the heels of Tuesday’s June 3 primary, the Loras…

Congressman Braley apologizes for harsh criticism of Grassley

Congressman Braley apologizes for harsh criticism of Grassley

NIT – Congressman Bruce Braley issued a speedy apology Tuesday after slamming six-term US Senator Charles Grassley for being an Iowa farmer who never went to law school. Read that…

Senate candidate Braley blasts Grassley for being “farmer who never went to law school”

Senate candidate Braley blasts Grassley for being “farmer who never went to law school”

NIT – Iowa Democratic Congressman and candidate for US Senate Bruce Braley ripped Senator Charles Grassley in a newly-released video for being a farmer without enough education. The video, taken…

Braley picks up union endorsement

Braley picks up union endorsement

DES MOINES, IA – Last week, delegates of District Council 81 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) voted to endorse Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate. “There…

Braley Urges Federal Aviation Administration to Rethink Proposed Closure of Dubuque Air Traffic Control Tower

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) on Friday sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration in opposition to the proposed closure of the Dubuque Regional Airport’s air traffic…

To Bolster American Manufacturing, Sen. Harkin, Rep. Braley Introduce the Rebuild American Manufacturing Act

To Bolster American Manufacturing, Sen. Harkin, Rep. Braley Introduce the Rebuild American Manufacturing Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Seeking to strengthen the competitiveness of Iowa and American manufacturing, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) today introduced the Rebuild American Manufacturing Act. Central…

GOP challenger Lange nicks Braley for health care, trade policies

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – A visit to one of northeast Iowa’s largest employers illustrated the impact of federal policy, Republican congressional hopeful Ben Lange said…

U.S. Rep. Braley wants FBI to offer more help in Evansdale search

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley plans to make a direct request to the FBI director to provide “all assistance available” to the search for…

Braley, Grassley split on prospects for fixing student loan issue

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley is “extremely concerned” Congress will fail to meet a July 1 deadline to prevent interest on student loans…

Trailing in latest poll to Theresa Greenfield, Joni Ernst calls for 6 debates

Trailing in latest poll to Theresa Greenfield, Joni Ernst calls for 6 debates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joni Ernst noticed she is trailing in the latest poll to Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield and now is calling for six debates with her rival. “I called…

Senator Joni Ernst to divorce husband

Senator Joni Ernst to divorce husband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is divorcing her husband, according to a statement released Monday from her Congressional office. The statement reads: “Senator Ernst and her husband,…

Bye, Bruce: Former Iowa congressman heads to Colorado law firm

Bye, Bruce: Former Iowa congressman heads to Colorado law firm

DENVER, CO – Leventhal & Puga, P.C., announced this week that Bruce Braley, a former Congressman from Iowa, has moved to Denver to join the firm. Most recently, Braley represented…

Is Ernst right choice to deliver GOP response to State of the Union address?

Is Ernst right choice to deliver GOP response to State of the Union address?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Party has chosen Joni Ernst to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech next week. “I am truly honored to…

2014 elections: Ernst, King, Branstad, Ragan, Callanan win

2014 elections: Ernst, King, Branstad, Ragan, Callanan win

MASON CITY – The 2014 elections have come to a close, and Iowa will send its first-ever female to Washington, D.C. as a United States Senator. Joni Ernst Republican Party…

Insider: Dem’s blast Blodgett for bombastic blogs

Insider: Dem’s blast Blodgett for bombastic blogs

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Democratic insider has revealed to NIT that a fiery local blogger and “political guru” has gotten under the skin of the left-wingers and the party…

President George H.W. Bush endorses Joni Ernst

President George H.W. Bush endorses Joni Ernst

DES MOINES – Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has been endorsed by former President George H.W. Bush. President Bush said Ernst “is a soldier and independent…

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

Union says its volunteer program is paying off

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off. Ken Sagar, President of the…

Ernst, Branstad, Hatch coming to Mason City once more before election

Ernst, Branstad, Hatch coming to Mason City once more before election

MASON CITY – As the 2014 elections reach a fever pitch, Joni Ernst is frantically traveling the state, trying to push ahead of Congressman Bruce Braley in the place the…

Pro-marijuana Independent U.S. Senate candidate stops in Mason City (video)

Pro-marijuana Independent U.S. Senate candidate stops in Mason City (video)

MASON CITY – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart stopped in Mason City Friday as part of his second tour of the state, promoting his platform and looking for support.…

Poll: Iowa Senate race is “snout to snout”

Poll: Iowa Senate race is “snout to snout”

DES MOINES – The Iowa U.S. Senate race is going down to the wire, with Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst at 48 percent among likely voters and U.S. Rep. Bruce…

Callanan campaign makes illegal contribution to Joni Ernst campaign

Callanan campaign makes illegal contribution to Joni Ernst campaign

CLEAR LAKE – It has been revealed to NorthIowaToday.com that Casey Callanan, Republican candidate for 2nd district Cerro Gordo County Supervisor, has made an illegal campaign contribution to the U.S.…

Iowa labor union says Joni Ernst earned “F’s” on blue collar report card

Iowa labor union says Joni Ernst earned “F’s” on blue collar report card

DES MOINES – The Iowa AFL-CIO today released the Working Family Values Report Card, which gives grades to the candidates for U.S. Senate on a handful of issues critical to…

U.S. Senate candidate dead in plane crash

U.S. Senate candidate dead in plane crash

DUBUQUE – Libertarian candidate for U.S. Seante Dr. Doug Butzier passed away at the age of 59 on Monday October 13, 2014 in a plane crash near Dubuque, where two…

Iowa Senate race remains close, slight edge to Ernst

Iowa Senate race remains close, slight edge to Ernst

DES MOINES – The latest poll numbers released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows a very tight race for U.S. Senate in Iowa between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican…

Dem’s way out in front of GOP in absentee ballot requests

Dem’s way out in front of GOP in absentee ballot requests

DES MOINES – Starting today, Thursday, September 25, Iowans may vote early in-person by absentee ballot at their county auditor’s office or satellite voting location. This option is available through…

U.S. Senate expected to approve plan to train and equip Syrian rebels

U.S. Senate expected to approve plan to train and equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a plan already approved by the House to train and equip Syrian rebels who are battling the extremist ISIS-ISIL…

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