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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: “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,...
  2. RELEASE: Why Did Ernst Miss So Many State Meetings?

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    Despite requesting appointments, Ernst failed to attend most state boards and commission meetings she served on Des Moines – State Senator Joni Ernst seems to love the title that comes with being a part of exclusive state boards—she just isn’t interested in doing any of the work. As Politico reported yesterday,...
  3. FACT CHECK: Paul Pate Runs from His Record in First Radio Ad

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    Pate glosses over his record of scandals and partisanship as Iowa Secretary of State DES MOINES — In his first advertisement, Republican Secretary of State Candidate Paul Pate conveniently glosses over his history of scandals and partisanship during his previous term as Iowa Secretary of State. “Paul Pate’s record speaks...
  4. 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 was a reminder of the stark contrast between Staci Appel, who has a strong record of getting things done for Iowa’s middle class families and DC insider David Young....
  5. ICYMI: Ernst Wants to Arrest Government Employees For Doing Their Jobs

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    Joni Ernst once said she would support legislation that would allow “local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement” the Affordable Care Act.  Apparently, arresting health officials for giving Iowans access to quality, affordable healthcare is something Joni Ernst believes in –additionally, she even wants to go so...
  6. Statement on Rick Perry and Joni Ernst

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Rick Perry and Joni Ernst’s event in Sheldon: “It’s no surprise Rick Perry and Joni Ernst will be together tonight, since they share the same radical Tea Party agenda. Whether it’s opposing the federal minimum wage or...

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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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