Steve King is gone; does JD Scholten have a chance?

Can JD Scholten bring his fastball to Congress?  The Republicans of IA 04 ousted Steven King.  King was the one who asked what was wrong with supporting white nationalism.  As opposed to the one who said there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville.  The national Republicans scuttled away from King, but they cling to Trump.  As does Randy Feenstra, who defeated King in the primary last week.  Feenstra describes himself as a true Christian conservative who defines life as beginning with conception.  A former county treasurer, he cut taxes in the state legislature and has targeted property taxes…

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Political Note #257  Abby Finkenauer IA CD 01

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Bill Clinton’s Trial in the Senate 2020                                                         General Election Iowa used to be a man’s world. In 2014, Republican Joni Ernst was elected to the US Senate. She was the first woman to be elected to either branch of Congress from Iowa.  After the 2016 election, Joni Ernst was still the only woman representing Iowa. In 2018, the Republican incumbent (by way of the Governor having resigned) Kim Reynolds was elected in her own right, bringing transformation to the Iowa State House. Democrats joined that transformation in…

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Political Note #163 Fred Hubbel IA Governor

In another country, he would be Sir Fred. He might be the Earl of Terrace Hill. Terrace Hill is the Iowa Governor's Mansion. Formerly a Hubbell home, it was donated (not by Fred) to the state of Iowa to become a museum and the home for the Governor. Fred Hubbell has been a central civic figure in Des Moines and philathropist. As Acting Director of Iowa's Department of Economic Development, he identified $160 million of ineffective tax credits and incentives and targeted them for elimination. He served as Board Chair of the Iowa Power Fund which was authorized to invest $100 million in wind and solar energy. In this land of ethanol production, wind now provides nearly 40% of Iowa's electricity generation. Coal's share has dropped from about 75% to 45%.

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