Fall Election 2016

Mary Ann Miller: Day in the Life of an Iowan

Iowa Caucus
Mary Ann Miller talks about climate change and supporting Hillary Clinton at the Hamburg Inn.

By Misha Euceph

“I have four grand children, one on the way. Climate change is important. My legacy to my grandchildren that I worked for. I belong to this group called 100 grannies in Iowa City that is working for climate change.

I want my grandchildren to have that. I have a granddaughter who’s 19. She’s gonna be a nurse at University of Colorado. My grandson is 18. They’re both gonna vote. Somebody asked my granddaughter, ‘Are you gonna vote?’

She pointed to me and said, ‘See that person over there, she’d never speak to me if I didn’t.’ I want life to be good for them, but I’ve seen things go backward. You can see I’m passionate about it.”

I met Mary Ann Miller, a 74 year old Iowa City resident, at the Hamburg Inn. She started tearing up talking about why she supports Hillary Clinton.
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Iowa moms caucus for gun sense

By Enrica Nicoli Aldini

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Lunch break at Hamburg Inn, an iconic Iowa City diner that’s an obligatory stop for many presidential hopefuls campaigning out here.

We noticed the four women at the table beside ours were sporting t-shirt and pins saying “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” The smell of good quotes almost covered the fragrance of the award-winning burgers that were being served up hot and ready.

“Gun sense is what we’re caucusing for, and that’s why we’re pushing the moms to get out and show up on Monday,” said Rebecca Truszkowski, local chapter leader for Moms Demand Action.

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Christie makes voters curious, not excited

By Morgan Gilbard

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Presidential hopeful Chris Christie drew more uncertain voters than die-hard fans to his town hall forum Friday night. Voters dissatisfied with the Republican frontrunners came to give Christie a look – and left with greater respect for the New Jersey governor.

“I think Donald Trump is a bully,” said Fran Draude, a retired mailman and undecided voter. “The other people are negative. We’re tired of that and they’ve done that for too long. And it’s time for a change.”

Recognizing that he might have voters like Draude in the audience, Christie took advantage of the spotlight with a well-practiced Trump impression.

“I’m gonna make everyone incredibly wealthy,” Christie said in a deep New York accent. “Not as wealthy as me, but incredibly, incredibly wealthy.” Continue reading