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Iowa Party Chairs

posted on March 27, 2015 04:45 PM

Iowa Party Chairs Play Video Jeff Kaufmann, chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, and Dr. Andy McGuire, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, are the guests on the this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses how each party is organizing and preparing for the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. Joining Kaufmann and McGuire at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.

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Party chairs on Grassley 2016 and the candidate "benches"

posted on March 27, 2015 03:55 PM

Party chairs on Grassley 2016 and the candidate Play Video Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire says her party won't give Sen. Chuck Grassley a free pass to re-election, but no candidate has formally stepped forward yet. Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann says he predicts Grassley will earn support from 25% of Democrats and is a... Watch Story

Kaufmann: Reasonable Republicans can disagree on gas tax

posted on March 27, 2015 03:52 PM

Kaufmann: Reasonable Republicans can disagree on gas tax Play Video Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann says there are disagreements among conservative Republicans over the passage of a gas tax increase this legislative session. He says he doesn't know if the issue might lead to incumbents facing primary opponents in 2016, but he says if that does... Watch Story

McGuire: We've got to rebuild some of our grassroots

posted on March 27, 2015 03:49 PM

McGuire: We've got to rebuild some of our grassroots Play Video Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire says she doesn't think her party has done enough in rural Iowa. She says she thinks rural Iowans are excited to get involved, and she'll lead a grassroots rebuilding effort. Watch Story

Party chairs hint at Caucus results reporting changes

posted on March 27, 2015 03:45 PM

Party chairs hint at Caucus results reporting changes Play Video Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire say they're excited about changes and improvements to the way Iowa Caucus precinct voting results are reported and tabulated. The chairs hinted at an electronic system but declined to provide specific... Watch Story

Leath: Hoiberg made right decision on Dejean-Jones

posted on March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

Leath: Hoiberg made right decision on Dejean-Jones Play Video Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath says basketball coach Fred Hoiberg made the right decision at the right time in choosing to suspend Bryce Dejean-Jones for one game following an arrest. Leath says he's available as a sounding board, but generally, he hires good people and gives... Watch Story

Leath: Open to Big XII conference expansion

posted on March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

Leath: Open to Big XII conference expansion Play Video Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath says he is open to expanding the Big XII from 10 teams to 12, but only if they are the right schools. He says the conference is in no hurry. He also says the Big XII is inquiring with the NCAA about whether they could have a football... Watch Story

Leath: VEISHEA replacement still evolving

posted on March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

Leath: VEISHEA replacement still evolving Play Video Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath canceled the annual VEISHEA celebration after violence erupted again in 2014. He says work is still being done to come up with ways to continue showcasing the university - the "good parts of VEISHEA," as he put it. He says students also realize now... Watch Story

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