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Fact Checker: Iowa voucher bill doesn’t add transparency rules for private schools
Gazette Fact Checker Team | The Gazette

Iowa lawmakers are stirring up debate again before adjourning the 2022 legislative session over Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal to spend taxpayer funds on private school tuition assistance. State Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, a candidate running to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson in Iowa’s new 2nd District, posted March 31 on Twitter criticizing the […]

Iowa Democrats Mathis, Bohannan say Democrats are upbeat about elections
Erin Murphy | The Courier

DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan are staring into the face of blustery political headwinds. They are running for federal office in the first election since their party took power in the nation’s capital. And the president, a member of their party, has low approval ratings across the country — 42%, […]

Mathis’ tax vote was best for working families
Mary Christensen | The Gazette

A recent letter writer (April 4) was mistakenly led to believe that a 3.9 percent flat tax passed by the Iowa Legislature was a bonus for working families and therefore criticized Sen. Liz Mathis for not voting for it. The truth is just the opposite. And with her vote, Sen. Mathis was one of the […]

CAMPAIGN ALMANAC: LABOR ENDORSES MATHIS
Des Moines Bureau | The Gazette

The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, endorsed Liz Mathis in the 2nd Congressional District campaign. Mathis, a state legislator and former TV journalist from Hiawatha, is the only Democrat running in Eastern Iowa’s 2nd District. She will face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, also a former state legislator and TV journalist. “Liz Mathis has […]

Mathis opens Linn County Campaign Headquarters
Justin Roberts | KCMH

Liz Mathis, state senator and U.S. Congressional candidate for Iowa’s 2nd district held a grand opening of her Linn County Campaign Headquarters yesterday.   Linn County Democrats and Liz Mathis for Congress are co-sharing the headquarters located at 850 1st Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids.   The headquarters spring hours are Monday through Friday, 11 […]

Campaign Almanac: Liz Mathis reports raising $715,000 in Q1
Des Moines News Bureau | The Gazette

2nd Congressional District challenger has raised $1.9 million in 2022 election cycle; Incumbent has $1.8 million on hand State Sen. Liz Mathis, D- Hiawatha, raised more than $715,000 in the first quarter of 2022, according to her Federal Election Commission report. Mathis, who is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, ended the quarter with more […]