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Nikki Haley announces presidential run as former VP Pence visits Iowa

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Republican presidential hopefuls are already vouching for Iowa voters, with former Vice President Mike Pence and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley visiting the state this February.

On this Politics Day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Sara Mitchell and Jonathan Hassid about Nikki Haley's official 2024 campaign announcement. They also discuss reactions to the deadly mass shooting that occurred Monday at Michigan State University.

They also discuss motivations behind proposed state legislation regarding banned books and HPV education, the latest knowledge on China's spy balloon that was shot down in U.S. airspace this month and NATO's focus on weapons production as Ukraine nears 1 year since Russia invaded the country.


  • Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Profess of Political Science, University of Iowa
  • Jonathan Hassid, Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Samantha McIntosh is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio. Prior to IPR, Samantha worked as a reporter for radio stations in southeast and west central Iowa under M&H Broadcasting, and before that she was a weekend music host for GO 96.3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.