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Analysis: Boulton, Hubbell lead early in crowded Democratic race for Iowa governor

By: Jason Noble After a long summer of organizing and campaigning, Iowa’s Democratic race for governor is coming into focus with two clear frontrunners and an emerging dark horse, according to party activists and campaign observers interviewed in recent weeks. State Sen. Nate Boulton and retired businessman Fred Hubbell, both of Des Moines, lead the…

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Boulton Keeps His Head in the Game

Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines, is optimistic about the future of his campaign. By Madeleine Neal Boulton spoke with The Daily Iowan on Wednesday during a campaign stop in Iowa City Why he’s running: “Having a front-row seat to this last legislative session was pretty strong motivation. It was very disappointing to see the track…

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates call for action on gun issue

BY: RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Five of the seven Democrats running for governor appeared at a fundraiser in Mason City tonight, expressing support for initiatives to address gun violence after Sunday’s mass shooting in Texas. Candidate Fred Hubbell, a retired Des Moines businessman, said refusing to talk about the problem is no longer acceptable. “Clearly, we’re…

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Gov. candidate bashes corporate handouts in SL stop

By DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Editor To say Nate Boulton is not a fan of the state’s recent sweetheart deal with Apple would be a considerable understatement. The Democrat state senator who gained attention this year for pushing back against the GOP state legislature agenda, returned to the Apple well often during a gubernatorial campaign appearance…

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Provider pulling out of Iowa’s Medicaid system

  By: Sarah Beckman DES MOINES – One of the managed care providers in Iowa for Medicaid patients is pulling out, according to an announcement by the Department of Human Services. On Tuesday, officials said that AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the three MCO’s, is pulling out of Iowa. That leaves just two providers: Amerigroup Iowa…

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Sigourney High plays host to Boulton

State Senator Nate Boulton, democratic candidate for Governor in 2018, brought his Hometown Values Tour to Sigourney on Thursday, Oct. 26 as he visited the high school to talk with students, faculty, staff and check out new additions to the school. Followed by his own camera crew, Boulton was guided through the halls by Athletic…

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Boulton in Cherokee

Cherokee County residents gathered at the renovated Historic RR Depot last week to visit with State Senator Nate Boulton (standing middle), Democratic candidate for governor. Boulton spoke about why he is running for governor, including his desire to invest in Iowa’s small- and mid-sized communities that have too often been left behind and ignored by…

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AmeriHealth to leave Iowa’s Medicaid program

Marcus McIntosh, KCCI Anchor, Reporter DES MOINES, Iowa — One of three Managed Care Organizations in Iowa announced it is pulling out of the state’s Medicaid Care Program. AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from Iowa at the end of November because negotiations on a contract rate and terms were at a stalemate….

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Boulton makes impromptu stop at The Mill

By Robert Maharry As state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton most certainly learned on Friday morning, political campaigns aren’t always glamorous. The 37-year-old Democrat stopped at The Mill just off of Highway 20 and spent the majority of his hour long visit with a pair of retired Republicans from the Parkersburg area talking health…

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On state tour, Boulton makes stop at Tosanak

By Kate Hayden Low temperatures and heavy-handed wind chill didn’t keep Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines, inside at the Tosanak Outdoor Recreation Area on Friday. Boulton took a short tour of the grounds with Floyd County Conservation director Adam Sears, who shared some of the projects Floyd County has been working on since the county…

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