RELEASE: Iowans Call on Terry Branstad to Boycott Ted Cruz on October 2

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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2013

Christina Freundlich

Iowans Call on Terry Branstad to Boycott Ted Cruz on October 2 

Des Moines – In an online petition released today by the Iowa Democratic Party, Iowans are calling on Terry Branstad to boycott the Iowa GOP Reagan Dinner, headlined by Tea Party shutdown architect Ted Cruz.

For nearly two weeks, Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party have kept the federal government shut down and are aiming to wreak havoc on our economy.  As a result, thousands of Iowans are going without the steady income and benefits they rely on.  Even Governor Branstad himself said he wanted the shutdown to end.  Now, Governor Branstad needs to prove he is standing alongside Iowans and boycott Ted Cruz’s Iowa appearance.

“The only way for Governor Branstad to prove that he is standing up for Iowans is to boycott the appearance of Ted Cruz,” said IDP Chair Scott Brennan. “Governor Branstad must demonstrate his disavowal of Senator Cruz’s extreme political extortion.  He says that he is tired of the Tea Party’s reckless partisan stunts, but unless he refuses to attend Ted Cruz’s headliner event, Terry Branstad will prove that he stands in line with the Tea Party.”

Iowans can sign the petition online at



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