Showing posts with label Iowa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iowa. Show all posts

November 18, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Jumps Way Ahed on The Iowa Poll


 Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register and CNN.

The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., was the first choice for 25 percent of would-be Democratic caucusgoers, a significant increase from the 9 percent he held in September when The Register last polled the state. The support placed him far ahead of the rest of the field — with the other three top candidates in a virtual tie for second: Ms. Warren at 16 percent and Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders at 15 percent.

The results are the latest evidence of Mr. Buttigieg’s strength in Iowa, where his moderate political views, plain-spoken style, and military history have resonated in the early voting state. Since September, when he placed fourth in the Register poll, he has more than doubled his on-the-ground staff to over 100 and has opened more than 20 field offices. He recently completed another bus tour in the state.

Speaking to reporters in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday night during the state’s Democratic convention, Mr. Buttigieg said the just-released poll numbers were “extremely encouraging.”
Sign Up for On Politics With Lisa Lerer
A spotlight on the people reshaping our politics. A conversation with voters across the country. And a guiding hand through the endless news cycle, telling you what you really need to know. 
“We have felt a lot of momentum on the ground,” he said.

His rise also suggests that voters, in Iowa at least, are increasingly favoring a centrist agenda — a view that has drawn two new entrants, Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, into the race this month.

The poll results reflect the deep split within the Democratic Party over whether it is veering too far to the left to defeat President Trump. Speaking on Friday to a room of wealthy liberal donors, former President Barack Obama expressed concern about some of the policy ideas being promoted by some of the candidates, citing health care and immigration as issues where the proposals may not align with public opinion. 

Though he did not single out any candidates directly, his remarks were seen as an implicit criticism of Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren, two of the leading candidates who are pushing policy plans once considered too liberal, like “Medicare for all,” with the broader goal of “political revolution” and “big, structural change.”

“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality,” Mr. Obama said. “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”

Ms. Warren, who led the Register’s September poll, with 22 percent, fell 6 percentage points. Her poll numbers are now roughly what they were in June when she was at 15 percent. Mr. Sanders, who suffered a heart attack shortly after the last poll results were released, climbed 4 percentage points.

Mr. Biden, who has seen his standing in Iowa slowly slip, dropped 5 percentage points.

In addition to identifying a new Iowa front-runner, the poll has once again delineated a clear divide between the top tier of Democratic candidates — Mr. Buttigieg, Ms. Warren, Mr. Biden, and Mr. Sanders — and the rest of the field. The next-closest candidate in the poll was Senator Amy Klobuchar, with 6 percent, followed by a cluster of White House hopefuls with 3 percent, including Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, and Andrew Yang.

Mr. Bloomberg, who has suggested he would skip the first four early nominating states, including Iowa if he were to officially enter the race, was at 2 percent.

April 13, 2018

In Iowa A GOP Gov Wanted an Anti LGBT BD OF Med. Candidate But The Dem Senate Rejected it

This is happens twice in the span of the year and twice is been put down with candidates that seem qualify except in Social Issues. You can't have some one for the Board of Medicine who beleive some of the people he'she is going to serve are sick or religious unfit. The person needs to have respect for all and the law. Last year it was an anti abortion candidate.  These reinforces things we know, that if we have a legislature/congress froma party that beleie in scial justice even a wild card on a Governnor can be restrained to do the right thing. If this was so natioanlly we would a different world right now!  ๐ŸฆŠ

Gov. Reynolds’ nominee for a position on the Iowa Board of Medicine went down to defeat in a  confirmation vote in  the Iowa Senate today.  
Nevada resident Katherine Asjes is the wife of a NATO flight officer with a background in public relations who has lived all over the world, but settled in Iowa in 2005.     
The Senate voted 30 to 18 for confirmation, short of the two-thirds majority required. 
Senate Democrats objected to a post on a Catholic blog in which Asjes agreed with negative views about the LGBT community.    
“Our caucus is interested in making sure that anyone appointed to the Board of Medicine will protect the health of all Iowans,” said Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen.   “After doing some research there were some concerns, red flags, caused pause in moving that confirmation forward.”
An entry on The Catholic World Report criticized a movement in the Catholic Church to accept gays and lesbians.  The entry goes on to say that when the Church began to focus on the unitive rather than procreative aspects of sex, that led to the acceptance of homosexuality.     
“I completely agree with all you have said here,” Katherine Asjes wrote on the blog. 
Urbandale Republican Brad Zaun called Asjes more than qualified for a position on the Board of Medicine.  He called it “disgusting” that Asjes was opposed  for one comment on a blog.
“So we bring her down, her whole family down,” Zaun said. “Freedom of speech only works on this side of the aisle.” 
Petersen said she advised Gov. Reynolds that the confirmation was in  trouble, but the governor did not take Asjes out of consideration.  
In a statement, the governor’s spokeswoman Brenna Smith called the vote disappointing. 
“Senate Democrats voted down a well-qualified nominee who wanted to give her time and talents to the State of Iowa,” Smith said.   
Last year,  Senate Democrats defeated Gov. Branstad’s nominees Diane Clark and Hamid Tewfik for additional terms on the Board of Medicine because of their votes against telemed abortions.     
“This is the Board of Medicine,” Peterson said last year.  “This is not Gov. Branstad and Kim Reynolds' board that they politically stack with people who won't back a woman's constitutional right for a legal medical procedure.”   
It is adamfoxie's 10th๐ŸฆŠAnniversay. 10 years witnessing the world and bringing you a pieace whcih is ussually not getting its due coverage. 4.9 Million Reads

Featured Posts

First Openly Gay NYer Who Should Become The First Gay Congressman in DC

                      By   Tim Fitzsimons NBC When Mondaire Jones was growing up in Spring Valley, New York, the way the w...