Election 2016

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WVIK Staff

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won a caucus in Davenport Monday night by just a single vote. At Davenport Central High School, 123 republicans voted for their favorite nominee. Cruz received 38, Marco Rubio came in second with 37, and Donald Trump received 19.

WVIK Staff

With less than 24 hours until the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz is making his final campaign stops in the state. Tonight, the republican stopped at the Adventure Community Church in Davenport, urging the crowd to bring as many friends as possible to the caucuses tomorrow night.

The Campaign and Climate Change

Jan 30, 2016

Host Steve Curwood tracks down more presidential candidates to report on their climate change stances prior to the New Hampshire primary. Seeking the Republican nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses skepticism about the science and argues that acting on climate change kills jobs. Meanwhile, chasing the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes renewable energy could be a boon to the American economy, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders invokes the moral outrage of future generations to drive home the urgent need to act. (published January 29, 2016)

The Campaign and Climate Change

Jan 30, 2016

Host Steve Curwood tracks down more presidential candidates to report on their climate change stances prior to the New Hampshire primary. Seeking the Republican nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses skepticism about the science and argues that acting on climate change kills jobs. Meanwhile, chasing the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes renewable energy could be a boon to the American economy, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders invokes the moral outrage of future generations to drive home the urgent need to act. (published January 29, 2016)

Pumped on Trump

Jan 28, 2016

Rallying for Trump in Sin City

Reporter Katharine Mieszkowski hops on a plane to Nevada to attend a Donald Trump rally at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. To experience the event the way supporters do, she made sure to stand in the eye of the storm. She navigates herself through a sea thick with Trump supporters and records what she hears there in the middle of the crowd.

You will hear tense events unfold as protesters disrupt the rally and are thrown out by security.

Precinct map for Scott County, IA (2016)
http://www.scottcountyiowa.net/auditor/pub/precinct_maps/Scott_County_Precinct_Maps/Overall_Map/Scott_County_Large.pdf / Scott County Auditor

Political party officials in Scott County have been answering a lot of questions before Monday's caucuses. One of the most common is, "Where do I go to participate?"

Just about every presidential candidate is making their way through the Quad Cities ahead of the Iowa Caucuses on Monday. A large schedule of events in Davenport begins tomorrow, with democrat Bernie Sanders. He'll appear at the Danceland Ballroom at 5:30 pm.

WVIK Staff

Hoping to repeat his victory of four years ago, republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum started a 50-city final tour of the state over the weekend, leading up to the Iowa caucuses next Monday. 

At a town hall meeting in Davenport Monday, the former US senator from Pennsylvania said there are a lot of good republican candidates this year, saying the right things, but with little or no record of accomplishments.

Santorum says he has a long record of accomplishments in foreign policy, welfare reform, and trying to fix Social Security.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stopped in the Quad Cities today for a volunteer canvass. Around 150 people attended the campaign stop in Davenport--many were there to volunteer for Sanders, a Democrat.

Lisa Lewis Garman from Davenport helped organize canvass routes today, and has been volunteering since September. Once she decided she supported Sanders, her next step was to donate her time to his campaign.

 

While most volunteers are canvassing door-to-door, Air Force Veteran Nick Tsacudakis, from Davenport, says he's been helping out in other ways.

 

Martin O'Malley

Less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, presidential candidates keep adding campaign stops in the state. Wednesday night at 7, Carly Fiorina will speak at the Long Grove Community Center.

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