Clay Masters

Clay Masters appears in the following:

Iowa's Political Landscape Looks Different Than When Trump Last Visited

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

President Trump returns to Iowa on Wednesday — a state he won comfortably in 2016 but is suddenly competitive amid the coronavirus pandemic and a struggling farm sector.


'So Skeptical': As Election Nears, Iowa Senator Under Pressure For COVID-19 Remarks

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The race for Joni Ernst's seat could help determine control of the Senate. At a recent campaign event, the GOP lawmaker echoed a debunked conspiracy theory about the pandemic's death toll.


You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle

Sunday, July 12, 2020

After disastrous Democratic caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.


Rep. Steve King Fights For His Seat As GOP Works To Push Him Out

Sunday, May 31, 2020

King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.


Controversial Iowa Congressman Faces Stiff Primary Challenge

Friday, May 29, 2020

U.S. Rep. Steve King, who's made racist remarks, next week faces a tight primary. His GOP challengers are focused on whether he can be effective now that he's lost his committee assignments.


Stuck At Home, Damien Jurado Says He's Written 3 New Albums

Friday, May 22, 2020

A songwriter beloved by songwriters, Jurado just released a new album called What's New, Tomboy? on May 1. Holed up at home in Washington state, he's furiously writing three more.


Utilities Aim To Keep Specially Trained Employees Healthy And Working

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Some municipal water utilities are taking emergency measures to sequester some employees to assure that they can keep the water flowing as the coronavirus spreads.


Results Of Iowa Caucuses Are Delayed Due To 'Reporting Issue'

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Iowans are waking up to a surprise turn in their first-of-the-nation vote: no results. Technical issues and inconsistencies have kept Democratic Party officials from reporting their results.


Democratic Caucuses Have The Headlines In Iowa, So Trump Rallies There Thursday

Thursday, January 30, 2020

President Trump is holding a rally days ahead of the Iowa presidential caucuses. The campaign says it's a show of strength in a state they intend to hold onto in November.


Why The Most Coveted Democratic Endorser In Iowa Isn't Picking Sides

Sunday, January 12, 2020

State Auditor Rob Sand is often mentioned as a potential candidate for higher office but despite being courted by Democratic presidential campaigns, Sand says endorsements "barely" matter "at all."


Democrats' Big Day In Iowa

Friday, November 01, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates are attending a major party celebration in Iowa, which was the setting that helped launch Barack Obama on his way to the White House 12 years ago.


Presidential Contenders Barnstorm Iowa; Poll Shows Warren Ahead Of Biden

Monday, September 23, 2019

While Democratic presidential candidates were campaigning over the weekend in Iowa, a poll came out showing Elizabeth Warren taking the lead in the state. Former Vice President Biden had been leading.


Presidential Candidates Make An Entrance At Polk County Steak Fry

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Democratic presidential contenders showed up for Saturday's traditional Steak Fry in Des Moines where they flipped burgers and made their case to voters.


'We're Tightening Our Belt': Trump's Midwest Support Tested As Farmers Struggle

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Farmers in the rural Midwest say they are hurting because of President Trump's ongoing trade war and a recent decision on renewable fuels.


Issues That Farmers Face Are Testing Trump's Rural Support

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Farmers in the Midwest say they are struggling because of President Trump's ongoing trade war, and a recent decision on renewable fuels made from corn and soybeans that benefits the oil industry.


Iowa State Fair Prepares For Onslaught Of 2020 Presidential Hopefuls

Friday, August 09, 2019

The Iowa State Fair is a staple of presidential campaigns. It's often a spectacle, and that's been magnified with so many Democrats running in the 2020 campaign.


2020 Democratic Hopefuls Are Spending More Time In Western Iowa

Friday, July 19, 2019

Democrats running for president in Iowa have been spending time with a failed congressional candidate from their party who almost beat a Republican congressman well-known for making racist remarks.


Trump Will Try To Bolster Iowa Farmers Hurt By Trade, Weather

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

President Trump promised Midwestern corn farmers that he would lift some restrictions on blending corn-derived ethanol into gasoline. Iowa farmers say the policies are undermining them in other ways.


When Your Living Room Becomes A 2020 Campaign Stage, 'It's Pretty Surreal'

Sunday, April 21, 2019

With Iowa caucuses still nine months away, candidates in the huge field of Democrats are looking to stand out. One way: show up in voters' homes.


Meet The Small-Town Newspaper Editor Who's Drawing 2020 Democrats To Rural Iowa

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A least four of the major Democratic candidates will gather for an event billed as a way for the party to reconnect with rural voters. "If you ain't there, you're square," editor Art Cullen says.