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Ep71: Statehouse Election Recaps

11/13/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and former legislator Nate Willems recap all the races for the Iowa House and Iowa Senate, and look ahead to see where Democrats go from here to regain the majority. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we […] The post Ep71: Statehouse Election Recaps appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:34:39

Ep70: Post-Election Reactions And Analysis

11/9/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard walks you through the good, bad and depressing from Iowa’s election night on Tuesday. We cover the statewide and congressional races, looking at what it means long-term for Iowa politics. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we […] The post Ep70: Post-Election Reactions And Analysis appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:43:00

Ep69: Iowa Election Day Podcast With Jason Noble

11/5/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former DMR chief political reporter Jason Noble about what to watch for on Election Day in Iowa, what the DMR’s Iowa Poll showed us in the governor’s race, and how the early vote numbers are stacking up for Democrats. Let us know what you think about this episode […] The post Ep69: Iowa Election Day Podcast With Jason Noble appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:29:59

Ep68: Steve King Meltdown & J.D. Scholten Interview

11/2/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks about Steve King’s blow up at Thursday’s public forum and asks whether Steve King could actually lose. Plus, we interview King’s Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a […] The post Ep68: Steve King Meltdown & J.D. Scholten Interview appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:36:55

Ep67: IPERS, Mike Fitzgerald, Amy Klobuchar & Martin O’Malley

10/28/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks about all the recent IPERS controversy with State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald. And we interview Senator Amy Klobuchar and Governor Martin O’Malley during their visits to Iowa. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on […] The post Ep67: IPERS, Mike Fitzgerald, Amy Klobuchar & Martin O’Malley appeared...

Duration:00:41:24

Ep66: National Dem Visits & Gov. John Hickenlooper Interview

10/23/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard discusses all the recent visits from Democrats’ top national stars in Iowa and what help it gives to local candidates. And we interview Governor John Hickenlooper about his policy success in Colorado, his 2020 considerations and what he thought of Iowa’s local beer scene. Let us know what you think […] The post Ep66: National Dem Visits & Gov. John Hickenlooper Interview appeared...

Duration:00:38:38

Ep65: 2nd Governor Debate, Northern Iowa Politics With Kurt Meyer

10/18/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard recaps what moments stood out to him in last night’s gubernatorial debate between Fred Hubbell and Kim Reynolds. And we interview Mitchell County Democrats Chair Kurt Meyer about what he’s seeing on the ground in Northern Iowa. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 […] The post Ep65: 2nd Governor Debate, Northern Iowa Politics With Kurt Meyer...

Duration:00:42:27

Ep64: Record-Breaking Fundraising & Joan Marttila Interview

10/16/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard breaks down the massive fundraising numbers from Iowa’s Democratic congressional candidates. And we interview Joan Marttila about her campaign for House District 94. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a future episode. Callers […] The post Ep64: Record-Breaking Fundraising & Joan Marttila Interview...

Duration:00:38:27

Ep63: Debunking GOP Ads & Christian Andrews Interview

10/4/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard goes through some of the worst lies and deceptions in the latest Iowa Republican ads. And we interview Christian Andrews about his campaign for House District 95. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on […] The post Ep63: Debunking GOP Ads & Christian Andrews Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:37:39

Ep62: Kavanaugh Hearing & Bonnie Campbell Interview

10/2/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, including comparing it to her own stalled nomination to the judiciary by Senate Republicans. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on […] The post Ep62: Kavanaugh Hearing & Bonnie Campbell Interview appeared first on...

Duration:00:38:09

Ep61: DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake & House Dem Laura Liegois

9/27/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard sits down with DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake to talk about what the national party is doing for Iowa. Plus, we interview Muscatine state legislative candidate Laura Liegois about her run for the Iowa House. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving […] The post Ep61: DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake & House Dem Laura Liegois appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:50:46

Ep60: IA-Gov Race 6 Weeks Out, Pramila Jayapal Interview

9/24/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Radio Iowa’s Kay Henderson about the latest poll in the Iowa governor’s race. And we interview Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington State; she will be a headline speaker at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry this weekend. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling […] The post Ep60: IA-Gov Race 6 Weeks Out, Pramila Jayapal Interview appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:39:27

Ep59: Congressional TV Ads & Digital Messaging

9/20/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Nate Willems about congressional TV ads in the 1st and 3rd Districts, and we discuss what makes a good online digital ad with Greg Hauenstein. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on […] The post Ep59: Congressional TV Ads & Digital Messaging appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:40:43

Ep58: Reynolds Scandals, Campaign Union & Tim Ryan Interview

9/18/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard discusses with labor rights attorney Nate Willems the latest Kim Reynolds private jet scandal and the recent unionization of some Iowa Democratic Party campaign staffers. And we interview Congressman Tim Ryan about his visit to Iowa, what his national plans are and whether he thinks the Democratic Party has learned anything […] The post Ep58: Reynolds Scandals, Campaign Union & Tim Ryan...

Duration:00:52:12

Ep57: IA-Gov Poll Results & Vicky Brenner Interview

9/13/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Spencer Kimball of Emerson Polling about the new poll in the governor’s race and what all the numbers might mean. We also talk with Vicky Brenner, Democratic candidate for Senate District 13. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice […] The post Ep57: IA-Gov Poll Results & Vicky Brenner Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting...

Duration:00:45:23

Ep56: The Life Of A Down-Ballot Candidate With Rob Sand

9/11/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Rob Sand, Democratic candidate for State Auditor, about what it’s like campaigning as a down-ballot candidate this year. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a future episode. Callers can discuss any topic […] The post Ep56: The Life Of A Down-Ballot Candidate With Rob Sand appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:27:25

Ep55: Interview With Senator Jeff Merkley

9/5/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about his thought process on running for president, what he thinks the country can learn from his former colleague John McCain and where all we stand on the President’s family separation policy that Merkley helped expose. Let us know what you think about this episode […] The post Ep55: Interview With Senator Jeff Merkley appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:26:53

Ep54: Post-Labor Day Phase For Legislative Races

8/31/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Greg Hauenstein about how state legislative campaigns change after Labor Day, whether the many independent candidates on the ballot will affect any congressional race, and what the Polk County Democrats’ Steak Fry speaker line-up looks like. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) […] The post Ep54: Post-Labor Day Phase For Legislative Races appeared first on...

Duration:00:30:43

Ep53: New Caucus Rules & Julian Castro Interview

8/28/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former IDP executive director Norm Sterzenbach about the DNC’s changes to caucus states and superdelegates. And we sit down with Julian Castro to discuss his potential 2020 run and what he sees as key to Democrats’ success. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling […] The post Ep53: New Caucus Rules & Julian Castro Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:50:14

Ep52: Rita Hart & Governor Steve Bullock

8/21/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Senator Rita Hart about campaigning across Iowa as Fred Hubbell’s running mate. And we sit down with Montana Governor Steve Bullock to talk about how he won as a Democrat in a deep-red state. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving […] The post Ep52: Rita Hart & Governor Steve Bullock appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:53:06