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  1. IDP Statement on Senate Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s Senate debate: “Bruce Braley won the debate tonight and proved that in this Senate race, he’s the only candidate who will work for all of Iowa’s families, while Joni Ernst is running to represent millionaires,...
  2. BREAKING: Ernst Endorses Personhood Amendment to U.S. Constitution

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    Ernst takes out-of-step positions on women’s health care even further with support for federal amendment Ernst had sponsored Personhood amendment in Iowa Senate that would ban common forms of birth control, eliminate access to abortions even in cases of rape or incest Huffington Post: Ernst’s position “effectively wiping out legal abortion...
  3. IMMIGRATION CONFUSION: Joni Ernst Flip-Flops on Immigrant Children During Debate; Had Attacked Braley for Holding her Current Position

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    When asked if she would vote to repeal Obama’s DACA at debate, Ernst said “No, I would not.”  Said “I don’t believe in amnesty” at debate, but called expanding DACA “executive amnesty” less than two months ago Ernst campaign’s bizarre explanation for new position: “she would not outright repeal DACA...
  4. IDP Statement on Senate Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s Senate debate: “Tonight Bruce Braley showed that in this Senate race, he’s the only candidate on the side of working families.  Bruce will work across party lines to put the interest of all Iowans first,...

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  1. 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...
  2. Dvorsky Reflects on Democrats’ Rebound

    By Kathie Obradovich, Des Moines Register — December 9, 2013 When Sue Dvorsky packed up her classroom at the end of the school year in June 2010, she threw the boxes in the back seat of her car. Two days later, she drove to Des Moines to take over the...
  3. Audio of District 1 Congressional Debate

    Iowa’s 1st Congressional District candidates squared off in a radio debate on Wednesday. Host Ben Kieffer, and a panel of reporters, posed questions to Democrat, Congressman Bruce Braley, and Republican challenger Ben Lange. The candidates discussed issues including jobs, the deficit and agriculture. Listen to the full audio of the debate...
  4. DNC/OFA “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour Gains Traction in Iowa

    With citizens in states across the country already casting votes in the 2012 election, the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America are conducting a month-long “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour which launched in Iowa over the weekend.  With stops from Sioux City to Council Bluffs and Des Moines to Waterloo...
  5. Mitt Romney Fails the Statesman Test… Again.

    “Mitt Romney’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, cast further doubt on the Republican presidential nominee’s ability to navigate sometimes roiling foreign policy seas.” – Roanoke Times “A real leader doesn’t jump the gun and put countless...
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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