Iowa Senate Candidates for Senate
Iowa Candidates for Senate

State Primary: June 3, 2014

Iowa Senate Candidates Election Race for US Senate 2014

Election Race for Iowa U.S. Senator:

Bruce Braley (D)
Sam Clovis (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
Mark Jacobs (R)
Scott Schaben (R)
Matt Whitaker (R)
Chuck Aldrich (Libertarian)
Jerry Carter (Independent)
Jay Williams (Independent)

Iowa Candidates for US Congress Republican and Democrat :

Iowa Congress Candidates
Iowa Congressional Candidates Republican and Democrat

District 1:
Swati Dandekar (D)
Anesa Kajtazovic (D)
Pat Murphy (D)
Dave O'Brien (D)
Monica Vernon (D)
Rod Blum (R)
Gail Boliver (R)
Steve Rathje (R)

District 2:
Dave Loebsack (D)
Mark Lofgren (R)
Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
Matthew Waldren (R)

District 3:
Robert Cramer (R)
Joe Grandanette (R)
Matt Schultz (R)
Monte Shaw (R)
David Young (R)
Brad Zaun (R)
Staci Appel (D)

District 4:
Steve King (R)
Jim Mowrer (D)



History of Iowa. Information that every Iowa Senator Candidate and candidate for Congress Should Know

The historic period began in Iowa with the European exploration of the midcontinent, as evidenced by their written records and artifacts. Many Indians possessed and traded European manufactured goods long before they ever set eyes on a French explorer, and the historic period for them began before actual contact. The presence of western Siouan and Algonquian Indians and fur-bearing animals, lead, and other natural resources was reported for the Upper Mississippi Valley as early as 1634 by Jean Nicolet, and confirmed by other western Great Lakes explorers in the decades that followed. The first recorded Europeans to venture into Iowa were Louis Joliet, Father Jacques Marquette, and the voyageurs who exited the Wisconsin River and paddled down the great Mississippi River in June of 1673. They traveled for eight days camping along the Iowa shoreline before visiting the Illiniwek (Illinois) Indians at the Illiniwek Village State Historic Site near the mouth of the Des Moines River, on the Missouri side. Jolliet-Marquette expedition journals indicated this summer village had nearly 300 lodges, laid out with streets. Archaeologists have recently begun excavations at this important early historic site.

Iowa Senate Candidates Election 2014 Information

The 2014 United States Senate election in Iowa will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Iowa. Tom Harkin, the incumbent Democratic Senator, has said that he will not seek re-election to a sixth term.

Iowa's 2014 Senate race is fast becoming an early battleground in the Republican family feud over recruiting “electable" candidates, with an early GOP front-runner scoffing Tuesday at suggestions he wouldn't survive a general election. 

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a favorite of Tea Party conservatives, challenged claims by a founder of the new Conservative Victory Project super-PAC that he has a “Todd Akin" problem going into a potential Senate campaign. 

I'm a relatively competitive individual, and I'd be happy to put my record up against all those critics," King told The Hill on Tuesday. 

King was responding to remarks by Steven Law, who along with former President George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, has launched the Conservative Victory Project in an effort to prevent weak general-election candidates from winning GOP primaries. 

“We're concerned about Steve King's Todd Akin problem," Law recently told The New York Times, likening the Iowa lawmaker to the ill-fated Republican Senate candidate in Missouri whose comments about “legitimate rape" cost him the 2012 election. 

Akin has become a favorite example of establishment Republicans for why they need to get involved in GOP primaries.

King and Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) are the two names most mentioned as GOP candidates for the Iowa seat, which is opening up with the planned retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (D). 

King, who hasn't decided whether to run, said Law's remark did nothing to dissuade him from joining the race and, instead, fired up his base.

“The most obvious result of it is, it seems to have animated my support," King said.