Democrats Should Not Abandon Their Populist Roots

Trump supporters love their country. They care about whether people are getting a reasonable wage from their employer. Trump supporters are skeptical about corporate America. Fear is struck in the heart of rural America because of the corporate policies and advocacy of the World Trade Organization. The people of West Virginia, Kentucky do not hate […]

Environmental Freedom

“It is gratifying to me, of course, to hold the undisputed world’s title.  I am glad it is held in America, glad that I brought it here.  But I mean my life to be more than a mere wrestling exhibition.  I expect to be an Iowa farmer all my life, and make my life worth something.  I hope […]

Gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia on the Clubhouse Model of Mental Health Rehabilitation.

I learned so much from my tour of Passageway mental health clubhouse in Des Moines, Iowa. I met some wonderful people that have overcome great obstacles. I encourage the other gubernatorial candidates to visit. Passageway would be very excited to give you the tour. Many people I have spoken with, who have struggled with mental […]

Families United Action Network in Support of Shared Parenting Bill – SSB 3154

On Tuesday, a Senate Subcommittee meeting was held to discuss SSB 3154, a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption of equal shared parenting in child custody cases. I spoke as an associate of the organization Families United Action Network in support of this bill.   Currently, when divorcing parents walk into a courtroom, it […]

Marco Battaglia’s response to the Governor’s Condition of the State

Condition of the State Response January 19, 2018 Marco Battaglia Iowa is in dire need of Comprehensive Tax Reform Governor Renyolds said that she wants to lower taxes but she has been hesitant to say what exactly her plan is. I’ve heard politicians from the right and left of me say my whole life that […]

The Art of the Deal? President Trump Pardons Criminal Bankers!

The Art of the Deal? President Trump joins President Obama in granting exemptions to Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank. SOURCE   “It takes a pillage.”  ― Nomi Prins, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street It is fitting timing that I was just finishing up […]

Jesse Ventura and Kyle Estate Settle Out Of Court

Minneapolis, Minnesota Jesse Ventura served as Minnesota’s governor from 1999-2003. His win shocked the world, with so many that had become accustomed to seeing people from one of two political parties in American positions of power. When I have been around Jesse he has reminded me so much of my family from Minnesota. He is […]

Marco Battaglia’s Questionnaire on Mental Health

I am a major party candidate for governor of Iowa. I am taking part in the DSM Register’s mental health forum this evening. Here is my biography for tonights forum which will be live-streamed at https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/29/watch-live-mental-health-forum/906490001/ Marco Battaglia was born, raised, and educated in Iowa. His father grew up on a farm in Minnesota. His mother immigrated to […]

Response to a request for a statement on immigration from Gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia

“Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience.” ―John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants Give free markets a chance! Free movement of people is often regarded as […]

Letter to Toyota Motor Corporation from Marco Battaglia

Dear Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada, Mr. Akio Toyoda, and whomever it may concern “Well, some people create their own opportunities; others go where opportunities are the greatest; others fail to recognize opportunity when they are face to face with it.” Walter Chrysler I have been behind the wheel of a Toyota since I have first been […]