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Katie Akin

Katie Akin

Reporter Katie Akin began her career as an intern at PolitiFact, debunking viral fake news and fact-checking state and national politicians. She moved to Iowa in 2019 for a politics internship at the Des Moines Register, where she assisted with Iowa Caucus coverage, multimedia projects and the Register’s Iowa Poll. She became the Register’s retail reporter in early 2020, chronicling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Central Iowa’s restaurants and retailers.

GOP presidential hopefuls speak to conservative Iowa voters

By: - July 19, 2021

In a preview of the 2024 presidential election, several big-name Republicans on Friday touted pro-life, anti-“critical race theory” policies to win over a group of Iowa Christian conservatives.  The Family Leader, an Iowa-based religious advocacy group, held Friday’s event. Family Leader President Bob Vander Plaats said he specifically invited three potential 2024 candidates — Former […]