Election 2016

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Touting his accomplishments as governor of Ohio, John Kasich believes in "showing, not telling." During his first trip to Davenport today, the Republican presidential candidate says he's written 18 budgets in his lifetime, and they've all been balanced. 

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A Republican presidential candidate will make his first appearance in the Quad Cities this week. Tomorrow, John Kasich will be the next candidate to participate in a Quad Cities New Ideas Forum at Saint Ambrose University.

Kasich is the governor of Ohio, and has yet to visit the Quad Cities this campaign cycle. The Davenport stop is one of several Iowa visits by Kasich this week, including one in Cedar Rapids tomorrow evening.

Kasich will speak about national security, at 11 am tomorrow, at the Rogalski Center on St. Ambrose's campus.

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Hundreds of people showed up for Carly Fiorina's campaign stop in the Quad Cities. This morning, the republican presidential candidate spoke to a crowd of 625 at another New Ideas Forum at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.  The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard says small businesses are being crushed by appointed officials who govern by regulation.In her first 100 days as president, Fiorina says she'd first roll back harmful executive orders signed by President Obama.

Bobby Jindal

Another presidential candidate will be in the Quad Cities tomorrow, marking the third straight day of visits by Republican hopefuls. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will share his testimony tomorrow morning, at the Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast.

The 21st annual Prayer Breakfast will begin at 8 am at the River Center in Davenport. The event will also feature gospel singer and recording artist, Guy Penrod.

Afterward, Jindal will travel to Burlington to speak at a steak fry event.

WVIK Staff

America's "leaders are out of touch and out-dated." That was part of the message from Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who spoke in Davenport tonight, and proposed adding term limits to every level of the federal government. 

jeff jacobs

One day after Pat Verschoore announced his retirement from the Illinois House, another democrat has stepped forward to take his place. Today Moline attorney Jeff Jacobs announced his candidacy for state representative from the 72nd District.

Verschoore, from Milan, has represented the district for 12 years, and will retire at the end of next year (2016).

WVIK Staff

Democratic Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg from Cedar Rapids has taken on a huge challenge - running against longtime republican US Senator Chuck Grassley who's up for re-election next year. Hogg stopped in the Quad Cities Wednesday as one of 12 stops on a tour of the state to announce his candidacy.

The theme for his campaign is "Let's Make Congress Work for All of Us," and a key part of that is taking on what he calls "the defining challenge of our century" - climate change.

Brandi McGuire

A Milan woman has decided to challenge long-time state representative Pat Verschoore, who's also from Milan. Sunday, republican Brandi McGuire announced she's running for the 72nd District. 

  McGuire says her family's fight with the Sherrard School District over her daughter's service dog, got her interested in the state legislature. And she's working on a bill that would insure districts have to follow federal law in these situations.

Caucus Campaign Update

Sep 11, 2015
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 With five months still to go before the Iowa caucuses, the campaign for the presidential nomination is already in high gear. And this week on Midwest Week, an update on what's happened so far.

WVIK Staff

Speaking to a crowd of 5,000, Hillary Clinton promised to raise up the middle class and make it easier for workers to unionize. The Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state spoke today at the 48th annual Rock Island County Democratic Party's Salute to Labor chicken fry, in Hampton, Illinois.