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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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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