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  1. IDP Statement on Fourth Congressional District Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s fourth Congressional District debate: “Jim Mowrer won the debate tonight and proved that in this Congressional race, he’s the only candidate who exemplifies service, respect and hard work, while Steve King continues his campaign of...
  2. Follow the Money, Young’s Campaign on DC Life Support

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    After 20 Years in Washington, Republican Being Propped Up by Insiders and Lobbyists Des Moines – Washington insider David Young (R-Van Meter) reported at the end of the 3rd Quarter that his campaign was in the red with more debt than cash on hand heading into the final weeks of the campaign,...
  3. ROUNDUP: Bad Day for Joni Ernst

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    Yesterday, numerous stories surfaced that raised further questions about Joni Ernst’s background and made it all the more clear that her policies would have devastating consequences for Iowans. Ahead of the final Senate debate, news broke that while Joni Ernst typically expresses “disdain for federal meddling,” there’s one federal regulation...
  4. BREAKING: Ernst Endorses Personhood Amendment to U.S. Constitution

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    Ernst takes out-of-step positions on women’s health care even further with support for federal amendment Ernst had sponsored Personhood amendment in Iowa Senate that would ban common forms of birth control, eliminate access to abortions even in cases of rape or incest  Huffington Post: Ernst’s position “effectively wiping out legal abortion...
  5. IDP Statement on Senate Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s Senate debate: “Bruce Braley won the debate tonight and proved that in this Senate race, he’s the only candidate who will work for all of Iowa’s families, while Joni Ernst is running to represent millionaires,...
  6. BREAKING: Ernst Endorses Personhood Amendment to U.S. Constitution

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    Ernst takes out-of-step positions on women’s health care even further with support for federal amendment Ernst had sponsored Personhood amendment in Iowa Senate that would ban common forms of birth control, eliminate access to abortions even in cases of rape or incest Huffington Post: Ernst’s position “effectively wiping out legal abortion...

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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. #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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. #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...
  5. NEW VIDEO: Sam Clovis—Too Conservative for Iowa

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    Des Moines – Today the Iowa Democratic Party released a new web video highlighting that Sam Clovis is simply too conservative for Iowa on everything from women’s health care to the tax code. Watch the video below: As anyone who watched last week’s two GOP debates knows, it was Clovis...
  6. Statement on Governor Branstad’s New Job Creation Attempt

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    For Immediate Release: November 12, 2013 Contact: Christina Freundlich 515-974-1709 Statement on Governor Branstad’s New Job Creation Attempt Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement today on Terry Branstad’s new job creation attempt: “Terry Branstad promised he would create 200,000 new jobs for Iowans,...

 

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