On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her expectations entering into the general election phase of Iowa's U.S. Senate race. 

She shares what she believes her greatest successes and disappointment has been during her first term, and what has surprised her. Ernst tells listeners why she deserves a second term. 

Then Shane plays a clip from a press call with Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann, he discusses how Theresa's Greenfield's record doesn't match her rhetoric on corporate PACS. Greenfield won the Democratic nomination for the Iowa's U.S. Senate race and will challenge Ernst this fall. 

Our host Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Col. Bill Schafer (U.S. Army, ret.), a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District, about his campaign. 

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Bret Richards, a candidate running for the Republican nomination in the Iowa 4th Congressional District race.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, a Republican presidential candidate, and David Dicks who wants to be Iowa's next Republican National Committeeman.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, who is running for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. 

In their interview they cover a wide range of topics including impeachment, foreign policy, social media censorship, trade, health care reform, the life issue, religious liberty, the national debt, and why she is running for this office for a fourth time.

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with former Congressman Bobby Schilling who a Republican candidate running in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District's race.

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Steve Reeder, an Arnold Park real estate developer who is running for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 4th Congressional District race.

On this edition of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Chase Holm about his candidacy for Mayor of Des Moines.

Learn more about his campaign here.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's threat of a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods coming into the United States to force Mexico to help with our illegal immigration problem. 

Shane also discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's one, and perhaps only, public statement on his two-year investigation and subsequent report. 

Former State Rep. Walt Rogers joined Shane to discuss the Tax Education Foundation and his new role as Deputy Director with them. 

For today's Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Stephanie Taub, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that protects the religious conscience of healthcare workers. 

Then, Shane had a conversation with State Auditor Rob Sand about his priorities and the ideas he's working on as Iowa's new state auditor, his recent town hall tour, an upcoming investigation into spread pricing with Iowa's Medicaid program, and why he doesn't want the federal courthouse in Des Moines to move. 

Former Congressman David Young, R-Iowa, joins Shane to discuss why he is running for Congress again in 2020 and what he hopes to accomplish if elected. 

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