Tom Harkin Suggests Bruce Braley Will Lose Senate Race

Bruce Braley

Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) told the New York Times in a recent interview that he is not sure what the big deal is about his aspiring Democratic successor’s comments about Iowa farmers earlier this year—and appeared to predict that he will lose.

The Macaca Democrats

Something peculiar has happened. As I write, none of the Republican candidates for Senate has become a public embarrassment. On the contrary: For the first time in a decade, it is the Democratic candidates, not the Republican ones, who are fodder for late-night comics. That the Democrats are committing gaffes and causing scandals at a higher rate than Republicans not only may be decisive in the battle for the Senate. It could signal a change in our politics at large.

Bruce Braley Skipped Key Hearings on Mental Health Care for Veterans

Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) absences at House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee hearings included meetings where mental health care for veterans was prominently discussed, another potential headache for the U.S. Senate candidate as his campaign allies seek to criticize his Republican opponent on that issue.