Elections

2012 Election Guide
9:18 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Jim Steffen – Iowa House 83

Jim Steffen (R-Argyle)

Jim Steffen (R-Argyle) says southern Lee County needs a new voice in Des Moines.

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2012 Election Guide
8:11 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Jerry Kearns – Iowa House 83

State Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk)

State Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) says he has the experience needed to help create and retain jobs in Lee County and Iowa as a whole.

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2012 Election Guide
3:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Ron Fedler–Lee County Board (D. 1)

Ron Fedler (D-West Point)
  • Interview with Ron Fedler

Ron Fedler (D-West Point) says he is running for the District 1 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors because he wants to stay involved in local government.

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Campaign Trails – October 24
2:11 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election

This week on Campaign Trails, Political Science Professor Vin Auger of Western Illinois University talked about this week’s foreign policy debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Auger said there was very little difference between the two on many of the issues that were brought up. He said Romney agreed with the president’s policies regarding drone strikes, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and more.

Auger was surprised to hear so much consensus.

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Statewide Referendum
3:44 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

No Shortage of Critics for Illinois Constitutional Amendment

Amanda Vinicky

Illinois legislators overwhelmingly backed a constitutional amendment, saying it will prevent the state's massive pension deficit from growing by making it more difficult for lawmakers to increase public employees’ pensions.

But critics are coming at it from all sides.

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