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  1. Joni Ernst: Hiding from the Issues

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    Ernst Doesn’t Realize that 88% of Americans Who Will Benefit from Minimum Wage Increase are Adults; Still Thinks $7.25 is Appropriate for Iowans Des Moines – Joni Ernst would prefer to keep quiet about the issues, and it’s easy to see why: the more she talks about her positions, the...
  2. Joni Ernst: Out of Touch on Minimum Wage

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    Ernst Doesn’t Realize that 88% of Americans Who Will Benefit from Minimum Wage Increase are Adults; Still Thinks $7.25 is Appropriate for Iowans Des Moines – Yesterday in Ankeny, Joni Ernst doubled down on her out of step Tea Party positions regarding the federal minimum wage, saying that $7.25 is a great...
  3. RELEASE: Republicans Continue their Attacks on Women’s Health

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    Des Moines – A Polk County District Court judge ruled today to severely limit rural Iowa women’s access to quality, reproductive health care.  This decision is in line with Republican’s attempts to put extreme ideologies before women’s health and their rights when it comes to making personal medical decisions with...
  4. Joni Ernst & Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Agenda is Wrong for Iowa

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    Des Moines – Joni Ernst is Sarah Palin’s favorite Senate candidate, and it’s easy to see why: there is no Senate candidate in the country more in line with Sarah Palin’s Tea Party agenda. On everything from supporting the privatization of Social Security, to cutting taxes for millionaires, to rejecting...
  5. IDP Statement on 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 demonstrated...
  6. Statement on Steve King

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    Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Steve King’s remarks on Ferguson protestors: “The worsening situation for our neighbors in Missouri is deeply troubling.  At a time when the state and our country is engaging in a difficult conversation, Steve King once again chooses to focus...
  7. Joni Ernst: The Model Fringe Candidate

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    Ernst embraces “an object of fear and conspiracy theories on the right, and especially in the commentaries and writing of Glenn Beck” Des Moines – While Ernst tries to hide her Tea Party ideas, Iowans are quickly learning that Joni Ernst is the model candidate for far right fringe conspiracy...
  8. Joni Ernst: Putting Oil Billionaires Above Rural Iowa

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    Des Moines — Joni Ernst may be campaigning with Iowa farmers today in Long Grove, but her Tea Party record on the Renewable Fuel Standard and Farm Bill proves that Joni Ernst puts her oil billionaire backers above the interests of rural Iowa. On issue after issue, Ernst follows the...

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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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