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Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on a controversial law that requires nonambulatory livestock at slaughterhouses to be immediately euthanized and removed from the food supply and, based on their questions, it appears the justices are leaning toward a ruling in favor of the meat industry and the Obama administration.
Democrats and liberals can claim some significant victories in Ohio, Mississippi and elsewhere after the Nov. 8 elections, political watchers say, but the message overall was a mixed one as Republicans saw some victories as well.
State Sen. Jerry Behn will serve as the Senate Republican leader, the caucus decided after a closed-door meeting Thursday. But it appears some rifts in the minority party may remain, despite Republicans insisting they’ll be united.
The victory of Democrat Liz Mathis in an Iowa Senate District 18 special election revealed a number of things in advance of the 2012 general election, political experts say: Democrats can win tight elections, political organizations are willing to spend heavily on legislative seats and name recognition is crucial in short races.
MARION — A handful of voters in Iowa Senate District 18 gathered in the Walmart parking lot Monday morning to hear from Republican candidate Cindy Golding and several social conservative groups that have supported her bid.
Citizens United, a conservative political group based in Washington, D.C., is making independent expenditures in Senate District 18 just days before a Nov. 8 special election to decide the balance of power in the Iowa Senate.
Gov. Terry Branstad says the Republican candidate in a Nov. 8 Iowa Senate special election faces “an uphill battle” and cautioned that special elections “are not much an indicator” for the mood of the electorate as whole.