Links to Iowa Candidates 2010

Earlier I told you about the forums we were hosting here at IPTV to hear what candidates from all parties have to say about why they should be elected on November 2nd, 2010.

We’ve recorded the programs a few days ago aired them the week of October 17.

The first program featured candidates from the 1st, 3rd and 4th congressional districts.
The link to the program is here.

This program featured Rob Petsche, libertarian, Manchester, Jason Faulkner, independent, both in the 1st district. Rebecca Williamson, Des Moines, socialist workers party, 3rd district. And Dan Lensing, Fort Atkinson, independent candidate 4th.

Also on the ballot in Iowa’s 1st is incumbent Bruce Braley of Waterloo. The republican in that race is Ben Lange of Independence. Here’s the link to their Iowa Press appearance.

The 3rd is represented by democrat Leonard Boswell of Des Moines. He and republican Brad Zaun of Urbandale were on Iowa Press for their exchange. View the program by clicking here. The two just had a good exchange on KCCI Monday night.

Incumbent Tom Latham of Ames and democrat Bill Maske of Truro were on this program. Latham is the current congressman for the Iowa 4th.

Our second Iowa Candidates 2010 program featured those seeking office in the Iowa 2nd and Iowa 5th.

Jon Tack (Constitution Party – Hiawatha), 2nd Congressional District; Gary Sicard (Libertarian – Robins), 2nd Congressional District; and Martin James Monroe (Independent – Sioux City) were on the program you can watch here.

Rep. Dave Loebsack is the current congressional representative for the Iowa 2nd. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is the republican candidate from Ottumwa running in the race. The Iowa Press program is here.

Rep. Steve King did not appear on the Iowa Press program, but the democratic challenger Matt Campbell did. That link is here to see the man from Manning sit at the Iowa Press table.

We then moved on to the race for governor. The first program featured Eric Cooper (Libertarian – Ames), Gregory James Hughes (Independent – Cedar Rapids), and David Rosenfeld (Socialist Workers Party – Des Moines). View that one here. Later in the week, Gov. Chet Culver and Terry Brandstad took the IPTV stage. Several clips are here. The entire debate is here.

The next program featured the races for Auditor of Iowa and Treasurer of Iowa.
Jon Murphy (Democrat – Des Moines) and David A. Vaudt (Republican – West Des Moines). The show link is here.

Michael Fitzgerald (Democrat – Waukee) and David D. Jamison (Republican – Ames) were on the show as well. Again, click here to watch.

Then we talk about the AG and AG races. Make sense? Francis Thicke (Democrat – Fairfield) is trying to unseat Secretary of Agriculture
Bill Northey (Republican – Spirit Lake). Also on the program was Attorney General Tom Miller (Democrat – Des Moines) and Brenna Findley (Republican – Dexter). View the entire program here.

The Ag race is gaining some national attention when author Michael Pollan said the Iowa Agriculture race is one of the most important in the country.

Our final Iowa Candidates 2010 program was about the Secretary of State race. Matt Schultz (Republican – Council Bluffs), current SoS Michael Mauro (Democrat – Des Moines) and Jake Porter (Libertarian – Des Moines) were on the stage. That program is viewable by clicking here.

Again, these were not called debates, but a chance to discuss the policy and politics of the races and hear from the candidates. That is our public service to you.

We recently recorded a WHO Radio debate in the United States Senate race between Senator Charles Grassley (R-New Hartford) and Roxanne Conlin (D-Des Moines). We recorded the work of Gary Barrett in the studios of WHO and had unmanned Iowa Public Television cameras capturing the action. Watch their hour-long exchange here.

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