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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. 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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