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  1. IDP Statement Following House GOP Decision to Block Bipartisan Anti-Bullying Legislation

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    DES MOINES – IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to House Republican’s decision last night to block bipartisan anti-bullying legislation for Iowa public schools. Earlier this year, the anti-bullying legislation passed the Senate, 43-7, with bipartisan support. “Providing our public schools with the tools and resources needed...
  2. IDP Statement Regarding Branstad Hypocrisy on Mental Health

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    DES MOINES – IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement after Governor Branstad today declared May to be “Mental Health Month” in Iowa. Branstad’s declaration comes after the Governor unilaterally decided to close two of Iowa’s four mental health institutes within the next six months. Just yesterday, The...
  3. ICYMI: Branstad’s Failure to Lead Dooms Legislative Session

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    Des Moines – As House Republicans continue to halt the 2015 legislative session, the Quad-City Times editorial board called out Governor Branstad for his ineffective leadership. As the editorial makes clear, Branstad has stayed on the sidelines on key issues, including education funding, enabling House Republicans to draw the legislative...
  4. RELEASE: State Treasurer Fitzgerald and IDP Vice Chair Mowrer Blast 2016 GOP Field’s Failed Records & Disastrous Policies for Working Iowans

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    DES MOINES –In advance of the latest arrival of the Iowa GOP Circus to the state this weekend for the GOP Lincoln Dinner, today State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Jim Mowrer held a press call on the Republican candidates’ failed records and disastrous policies for working Iowans....

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  1. Des Moines Register: Loebsack: Listen to workers, not GOP lip service

    Loebsack: Listen to workers, not GOP lip service Des Moines Register // Rep. Dave Loebsack Last weekend saw a lot of activity across central Iowa in the political sphere, a not unfamiliar scene for our state less than a year away from the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. In Ames, more than 500...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  1. What Iowans Are Reading: State Braces for Return of GOP Circus

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    DES MOINES—Today marks the return to Iowa of the Iowa GOP Circus, also known as the 2016 Republican presidential field. And while the candidates are preparing for tonight’s GOP Lincoln Dinner, Iowans are reading about their failed records and disastrous polices for working Iowans: Des Moines Register: Iowa GOP’s Lincoln dinner...
  2. National Women’s Health Week: Cruz, Paul & Iowa GOP Congressmen support legislation to allow employers to fire women for using common forms of birth control

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    DES MOINES—National Women’s Health Week celebrates the importance of women prioritizing their own health care and taking control of their health choices. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for women in Iowa to stay healthy by removing many of the barriers they previously faced to obtaining quality, affordable coverage. Iowa Democrats...
  3. IDP Statement on Mike Huckabee’s Visit to Iowa

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    DES MOINES—Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire released the following statement today on recently announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s visit to Iowa: “While Iowa Democrats are committed to building on the progress the nation has made, Huckabee’s entrance into the presidential race means he believes his backwards-looking views still...
  4. ICYMI: State Democratic leader pledges competitive races

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    State Democratic leader pledges competitive races Bill Shea // Fort Dodge Messenger  Democratic candidates will be competitive in future races at all levels of government, the leader of their party vowed Friday. Dr. Andy McGuire, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, said that will happen because Democrats focus on the...
  5. Earth Day Reminder: The 2016 GOP Field Hates Science

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    DES MOINES—As Iowans across our state celebrate Earth Day, the Iowa Democratic Party wanted to offer a reminder that the myriad of GOP presidential candidates seeking their votes continue to deny the existence of climate change. “Iowa Democrats not only believe climate change is real, we are fighting to take...
  6. Fiorina Brings Record of Corporate Greed to Iowa

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    DES MOINES—Carly Fiorina will bring her self-aggrandizing presidential campaign to Iowa for 13 stops from today through Saturday, and she’ll likely hit on the same themes she’s been hitting elsewhere  on the trail:  “I come from a world where speeches are not accomplishments. Activity isn’t accomplishment. Title isn’t accomplishment. I...

 

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