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  1. IDP Statement Celebrating Labor Day

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day: “I’m proud to stand today with workers, families and communities across Iowa as we celebrate Labor Day.  This holiday reminds us of the important role that organized labor has played in our...
  2. TRUE: Joni Ernst Wants to End the Medicare Guarantee

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    Cedar Rapids Gazette Fact Check Confirms Ernst Backs a Plan to Slash Medicare Benefits & Force Seniors to Pay $6,400 More Des Moines – With the issue of Medicare front and center in Iowa’s Senate race, Joni Ernst’s extreme plan to end the Medicare guarantee is wrong for Iowa seniors....
  3. NEW VIDEO: Joni Ernst and the Koch Brothers’ Checklist

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    The Koch Brother’s Checklist is Joni Ernst’s To Do List Des Moines – Opposing a federal minimum wage, gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard, privatizing Social Security and ending Medicare as we know it. The Koch brother’s checklist is Joni Ernst’s to do list. A recording made at a secret posh...
  4. Iowa Democratic Party Launches Commit to Vote Early Website

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    In yesterday’s Des Moines Register, Brad Anderson highlights need for Iowans need to make their voices heard in election Des Moines — With just under a month until early voting begins in Iowa, the Iowa Democratic Party today launched an early vote website, where Iowa voters can commit to voting...
  5. IDP Statement on Women’s Equality Day

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Heather Matson released the following statement in celebration of Women’s Equality Day: “Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.  While it’s important to remember the struggle for...

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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...
  6. 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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. #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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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