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  1. Another Scandal, Another Hollow Denial by Terry Branstad

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    Des Moines – Today before the Senate Government Oversight Committee, Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) Chair Jim Riordan testified that Governor Terry Branstad’s staff put pressure on him to hire a Branstad crony…or else there would be consequences. Riordan, a longtime PERB board member with 30 years of public service...
  2. Taxes Reveal More Hypocrisy from Terry Branstad

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    Des Moines – Terry Branstad today released his taxes to the media, and buried under the exemptions and investment income was more hypocrisy from this scandal-plagued Governor. In 2010, Terry Branstad condemned the practice of double dipping where a retired state employee comes back to work for the state and...
  3. Ernst Campaign Distorts the Truth to Defend Missed Votes

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    Des Moines – On Monday, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that Joni Ernst and her campaign have been offering misleading explanations for her 117 missed votes this year, raising more questions on how long they have been distorting the truth to provide cover for her dismal attendance record in the...
  4. ICYMI: More than half of House races uncontested

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    Des Moines – The Republican Party is conceding a record number of Iowa House seats to the Democrats in 2014 before any voting has started this cycle, as the GOP was not able to field candidates in 32 of the Iowa’s 100 state House districts. The University of Minnesota found...
  5. Terry Branstad’s Blame Game

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    Des Moines – Terry Branstad has become a champion at mastering his own blame game.  During today’s press conference, the Governor took time to blame everyone for the litany of scandals going on under his watch, and continued to deflect the responsibility away from himself. It’s been a full month...
  6. Another Awful Week for Terry Branstad

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    Des Moines – This awful week for Terry Branstad previews all the reasons why this will be the Governor’s last term. As WHO-TV pointed out, Branstad’s reputation is at stake, as he is embedded in “three high profile controversies, and three denials from the governor.”  And, so it seems, “denial...
  7. MEMO: Scandals Show Branstad Administration is a Big Mess

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    TO: Interested Parties FROM: Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party “Denial has been a big part of the governor’s response in other key statehouse controversies.”  - WHO-TV, 4/8/14 (Click Here for Video)  Terry Branstad ran for governor on the promise to clean up state government and create an administration that is...

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. State and Federal Election Officials to Review Iowa Voting Investigation

    Key Point: State and Federal election officials have asked Secretary of State Matt Schultz to turn over records pertaining to an agreement between Schultz’ office and the Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). The agreement in question set in motion a reckless and wasteful effort to investigate and prosecute anyone found to...
  1. 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,...
  2. RELEASE: IDP Chairman Scott Brennan and State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald Hold Conference Call to Discuss the Federal Government Shutdown

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    For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013 Contact: Christina Freundlich 515-974-1709 IDP Chairman Scott Brennan and State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald Hold Conference Call to Discuss the Federal Government Shutdown Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan, Iowa State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald and retired electrical worker Norm Sterzenbach held a...
  3. IDP Chairman Scott Brennan and Former Lt. Governor Patty Judge Hold Conference Call to Discuss Terry Branstad’s D.C. Fundraiser with the GOP’s Extreme Right Wing Leaders

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    For Immediate Release: September 24, 2013 Contact: Christina Freundlich 515-974-1709 IDP Chairman Scott Brennan and Former Lt. Governor Patty Judge Hold Conference Call to Discuss Terry Branstad’s D.C. Fundraiser with the GOP’s Extreme Right Wing Leaders Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan and Former Lt. Governor Patty...
  4. Statement on Republican Party of Iowa’s Change in Caucus Date

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    For Immediate Release: September 23, 2013 Contact: Christina Freundlich 314-302-0602 Statement on Republican Party of Iowa’s Change in Caucus Date DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan issued the following statement on the Republican Party of Iowa’s decision to move the January caucus date: “Iowa Democrats thank the...

 

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