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  1. Statement on Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s gubernatorial debate: “Instead of talking about ways he would help grow the middle class in Iowa and increase economic opportunities, Governor Branstad refused to give Iowans a straight answer on his failed administration tonight.  Instead, he...
  2. Statement on Paul Ryan’s Upcoming Trip to Iowa

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Paul Ryan’s upcoming trip to Iowa: “It’s fitting that Paul Ryan will be in Iowa to embrace state Sen. Joni Ernst’s candidacy, given that she has embraced his radical ideas to end the Medicare guarantee, increase...
  3. Statement on Third Congressional District Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s third congressional district debate: “Tonight’s debate highlighted the stark contrast between DC insider David Young and Staci Appel, who has a strong record of fighting for Iowa’s middle class families. Young puts his 20 years...
  4. The Reviews Are In: Washington Insider David Young’s Big Miss

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    Washington Insider David Young’s first ad of the general election has gotten its first reviews, and Democrats and Republicans alike agree the ad is a miss. Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Christina Freundlich released the following statement: “It should be no surprise that someone who has spent 20 years in Washington,...
  5. ICYMI: Joni Ernst & Allies’ Medicare Attacks Rated False… Twice

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    Ernst Can’t Hide Her Risky Plans to End Medicare’s Guaranteed Benefits  Des Moines – Over the weekend, independent fact-checkers at KCRG-TV and the Cedar Rapids Gazette again rated as “false” two attacks from Joni Ernst and her allies that were first debunked in 2012. Ernst and her Republican allies in Washington...
  6. RELEASE: Ernst’s Radical Plans are Wrong for Iowa

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    Ernst supports constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortion even in cases of rape or incest and outlaw common forms of birth control Des Moines – This afternoon, Former Lt. Governor Sally Pederson and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Heather Matson, joined by Emily Schirmer, a Des Moines resident, held a...
  7. Oops, NRCC Attack Ad Misfires, Attacks Chuck Grassley

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    Des Moines — Tuesday, the National Republican Campaign Committee released an attack ad intended for 3rd Congressional District candidate, Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) but instead attacked U.S. Senator Charles Grassley’s involvement in securing funding for the restoration of the historic Kimball pipe organ in Clermont while David Young served as his Chief of...

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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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