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WE CAN'T BACK either

desmoinesregister.com — For anyone who has lived in Iowa for the past 30 years, the title of governor and the name Terry Branstad may seem inseparable. Branstad has held the job since 1983 with a 12-year break and is seeking an unprecedented sixth term. One reason for this remarkable record is that Branstad is an unabashed cheerleader for Iowa.
Oct 26, 2014

Interesting endorsement strategy from @DMRegister: no one. Imagine if voters were to do that. dmreg.co/ZPiHdn pic.twitter.com/bflskTzXsY

Oct 25, 2014

The Des Moines Register's Editorial: In race for Iowa governor, we can't endorse either dmreg.co/1tUuhlD via @DMRegister

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Endorsement: Bruce Braley is better choice

desmoinesregister.com — The campaign between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate has been an exhibition of American politics at its worst. It has been a $28 million parade of dismal attack ads that have reduced the candidates to evil caricatures. Which is sad because both candidates competing to succeed retiring Sen.
Oct 25, 2014

Des Moines Register Senate Endorsement: "Bruce Braley is better choice" dmreg.co/1tUuiWw via @DMRegister

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Christie, at Branstad event, makes splash for Ernst

desmoinesregister.com — If it weren't for the enormous, blue-printed campaign signs around the room, the family photos and mustache motif, one might mistake Gov. Terry Branstad's birthday bash for a rally for another GOP candidate on the ballot. Joni Ernst, whose race for U.S.

2016 watch: Amy Klobuchar says she feels 'at home' in Iowa

desmoinesregister.com — Democrat Amy Klobuchar feels very comfortable in Iowa, she says. Klobuchar, who was the first woman Minnesota sent to the U.S. Senate, is one of the Democrats whose name pops up on the list of potential presidential candidates to consider if former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opts out of running in 2016.

Big political bashes go toe-to-toe

desmoinesregister.com — The power centers in Iowa politics will be just a few miles away tonight, as both parties hold a couple of the biggest annual events of the political calendar on the same night. New Jersey Gov.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @amyklobuchar: Great to be in Des Moines for Iowa Jefferson Jackson dinner! Big political bashes go toe-to-toe dmreg.co/1tU0Cc5 via @DMRegister

Oct 25, 2014

RT @amyklobuchar: Great to be in Des Moines for Iowa Jefferson Jackson dinner! Big political bashes go toe-to-toe dmreg.co/1tU0Cc5 via @DMRegister

Ankeny teammates Fischer, Netten reunite at Iowa State

desmoinesregister.com — AMES, Ia. -- After high school, Austin Fischer and Cole Netten went their separate ways. Fischer, a holder for Ankeny, went to Marshalltown. A year later, Netten, a kicker for the Hawks, graduated from high school and went to Ames. The two have since reunited at Iowa State.
Oct 25, 2014

Ankeny teammates Austin Fischer and Cole Netten reunite at Iowa State. My story at @DMRCyclones. dmreg.co/1wykWNn #Cyclones

Geography wins first round of football playoff draw

desmoinesregister.com — Proximity is power. As the Iowa High School Athletic Association debuted its playoff selection system in Saturday's early hours, geography took precedent over the usual brackets and unfamiliar opponents, rewarding Class 4-A and most of central Iowa in the process. The CIML's postseason qualifiers will stay close to home and face no regular-season rematches in Wednesday's first round.
Oct 25, 2014

Geography was the big winner in picking round one of the #iahsfb playoffs. dmreg.co/10t905C (Except for you, Sioux City East)