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  1. Ben Foecke becomes Iowa Democratic Party Executive Director

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire announced today that Iowa Senate Caucus Deputy Director, Ben Foecke, will become the new executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party. “I’m excited to welcome Ben to the team,” said Dr. McGuire. “Ben has over a decade of political experience...
  2. Statement on the State of the Union

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on tonight’s State of the Union address: “During tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a vision for our country that is defined by expanding opportunity for all, continuing to grow the middle class, and fighting...
  3. Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a nation to stand up for equality through his commitment to equal opportunity, justice, community and service.  He spoke of a dream of a more equal America, one free from discrimination and...
  4. Statement on Ernst Delivering the State of the Union Response

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Joni Ernst giving the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “What a disappointment it is to see that the GOP has chosen Joni Ernst as the new face of the Republican Party. ...
  5. Statement on Governor Branstad’s Condition of the State

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement Governor Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State: “Today’s Condition of the State lasted about 30 minutes and touched on a wide-range of topics related to improving our state – but two words missing from Governor Branstad’s address...
  6. Statement on the Passing of Ed Skinner

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement on the passing of former Iowa Legislator Ed Skinner: “Ed Skinner was a legend.  Throughout his long life, he demonstrated an unending commitment to helping his community, state, and nation.  Thanks to Ed’s tireless spirit and constant...
  7. Iowa’s Tea Party Takes Reign in Washington Today

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    Des Moines – As the new Iowa Tea Party delegation joins Congress today, Iowans will have to face the consequences of an economic agenda with no plans to raise up the middle class or support common sense proposals like raising the minimum wage that will help grow our economy over the...

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  1. Statement on Tonight’s Election Results

    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s election results: “We are grateful for the outpouring of support that we have received across the state as Democrats worked together to fight for middle class families, raise the minimum wage, protect Social Security and...
  2. Washington Post: How Far Right is Joni Ernst?

    Key point: Agenda 21, WMDs, nullification, impeachment…and now Medicaid.  Joni Ernst suggests in a letter to her constituents that Medicaid recipients “have no personal responsibility for their health.” And “taken all together, emerging Ernst quotes raise the question of whether she is the most ideologically far right GOP Senate candidate...
  3. As King Weighs Senate Bid, IDP Launches WhyKingWontRun.com

    As King Weighs Senate Bid, IDP Launches WhyKingWontRun.com   DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party has launched WhyKingWontRun.com to highlight Congressman Steve King’s history of outrageous statements that will likely prevent him from attempting a bid for U.S. Senate in 2014. “While Congressman King is enjoying his time in...
  4. Rogers, House Republicans Turn Back Bi-partisan Jobs Initiative at UNI

    Des Moines, Iowa – In another hit to UNI and local businesses, State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) joined House Republicans in voting down a new, bi-partisan jobs initiative at the University of Northern Iowa, called Economic Gardening (EG). “Rep. Rogers’ vote against UNI and Iowa small businesses today is...
  5. House Republicans Fail Iowans

    DES MOINES – The second legislative funnel week came to an end this week, and with it ended the chance for several common-sense pieces of legislation that would benefit Iowans.  These bills died for one reason – House Republicans. Bills that Republicans failed to advance this year in the legislature...
  6. Reckless Steve King Budget Puts Iowa Seniors At Risk

    DES MOINES - On the heels of Congressman King’s CPAC love fest in Washington, DC, last weekend, his Republican Study Committee has released their radical FY2014 federal budget. This budget proposal uses the same false assumptions and funny math as the Paul Ryan budget such as eliminating Obamacare. Just like the...
  1. Statement on Tonight’s Election Results

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s election results: “We are grateful for the outpouring of support that we have received across the state as Democrats worked together to fight for middle class families, raise the minimum wage, protect Social Security and...
  2. Open Letter From Bob Krause for Jack Hatch

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    Dear Veteran and/or Friend and Supporter of Veterans, Iowa policies toward veterans are very important to me, and I am known throughout Iowa for my advocacy for veterans individually and through the Veterans National Recovery Center. These are my views as to why Iowa veterans should vote FOR Jack Hatch...
  3. #IAVotes: First Day of Early Vote 2014

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    Voters all across Iowa kicked off the first day of voting in Iowa in a big way — with Iowa Democrats at early vote kick offs! Supporters joined together and strolled to the polls to cast their ballots or Iowa Democrats up and down the tickets. And they documented it...
  4. Serving on the Front Lines in Iraq

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    When Darin Adams, an Iraq War veteran from Marshalltown, heard Joni Ernst’s Friday interview with ABC News, he couldn’t believe it. In the interview, state Senator Ernst said she would have supported keeping additional troops in Iraq. “I’m shocked at the disconnect Ms. Ernst has with the American public. It...
  5. Recap: July 19 – July 20 Weekend of Action

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    In only 105 days, Iowans will send Terry Branstad packing; make history by electing Staci Appel as the first federally-elected woman from Iowa, and continue Tom Harkin’s legacy by making Bruce Braley our next U.S. Senator. But we can’t do it without you. Take a look at our recap from...
  6. #TrainIA: Working Hard to Elect Iowa Democrats

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    As November nears, our team of hard-working organizers across the state continues to grow. Last week our staff came together in Des Moines for a training where they discussed best practices and our path to victory. Check out all the photos — then say you’ll join them by signing up...

 

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