The Case for Iowa's Democratic Candidates to Compare and Contrast in Debate

May 16, 2018

The six Democrats running for their party's nomination for governor will square off in their second debate tonight on Iowa Public Television. Whoever wins the primary on June 5 will face Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. The governor does not face a primary challenge

"2018 is absolutely do or die for the future of the Democratic Party in this state," says Iowa Starting Line Editor and Reporter Pat Rynard. 

Rynard, a former Democratic staffer, says the candidates need to compare and contrast so voters can see how any of the candidates "stand up against [Gov.] Kim Reynolds."