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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Joni Ernst’s Radical Ideas are Wrong for Northwest Iowa

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    Ernst Supports Gambling Retirement Savings on Wall Street, Opposes Raising the Minimum Wage, Would End Access to Contraception, Safe & Legal Abortion Le Mars – As Joni Ernst travels through Northwest Iowa today, Iowans deserve to know the devastating impact of Ernst’s radical plans on issues from Social Security and...
  4. NEW VIDEO: Sen. Harkin Encourages Iowans to Vote by Mail

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    Des Moines – With early voting underway across Iowa, Senator Tom Harkin is encouraging Iowans to vote early by mail in a new web video released today.  More and more Iowans are voting early by mail every election cycle, because it is the easiest and simplest way to make your voice...
  5. Joni Ernst Continues to Rally with Her Far Right Allies

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    Portman and Thune Blocked An Increase in the Minimum Wage, Supported Privatization of Social Security, Voted Against Equal Pay and Prevented Greater Access to College Affordability Des Moines – If you judge by the crowd you keep, Joni Ernst is showing her radical true colors that are wrong for Iowa...
  6. Linn Co. Supervisor Linda Langston, Fran Hansen, and Diane Peterson Discuss How Joni Ernst’s Radical Views on Women’s Health Care are Wrong for Iowa

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    Cedar Rapids ­– Linn Co. Supervisor Linda Langston, former Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood Executive Director Fran Hansen, and small business owner Diane Peterson spoke today in Cedar Rapids on Joni Ernst’s and Senator Kelly Ayotte’s radical views on women’s health care. During Sunday’s debate, Ernst tried to hide her reckless...
  7. Paul Pate’s record exposed at www.RealPaulPate.com

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    Iowa Democrats Launch New Site Highlighting Pate’s Partisanship and Record as Secretary of State DES MOINES — Since announcing his candidacy, Paul Pate and his allies have done nothing but level false accusations against Brad Anderson. Today, the Iowa Democratic Party launches www.RealPaulPate.com to inform Iowans about Pate’s record of...

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  1. Romney Campaign’s Bus Tour Greeted by Bad News in Iowa

    Des Moines — Today Mitt Romney and his undefined economic plan rolled into Iowa.  Here are the types of headlines that greeted his campaign when they arrived:  Bus tour: Democrats rally in Davenport, challenge Romney (QC Times 6/18) http://qctimes.com/news/local/bus-tour-democrats-rally-in-davenport-challenge-romney/article_c290545a-b8f3-11e1-9ab4-0019bb2963f4.html  Romney Economics Bus Tour (KWQC 6/17) http://mms.tveyes.com/ExpandGuest.asp?ln=693983 Democrats stop ahead of Romney’s visit...
  2. “Campaign’s Silence on Fair Pay Act Spoke Volumes about Romney’s Agenda”

    DES MOINES — Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky released the following statement responding to the Romney campaign’s refusal to respond to whether the likely Republican nominee for president supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act on a conference call this morning: Link to the conference call audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxl05HYTCZ0&feature=youtu.be “Mitt Romney has...
  3. Iowa Women Reject Romney’s War on Women

    Des Moines – Mitt Romney’s run to the far right may win him Tea Party voters, but he’s losing support from women voters in Iowa and as many as a dozen others states, according to the latest USA TODAY/Gallup poll. The results show Romney trailing President Obama among women by...
  4. IDP Hispanic Caucus responds to Sen. Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney

    Romney and Rubio: Wrong on Immigration, Wrong for Hispanics Des Moines – Paula A. Martinez, who is the Chair of the Hispanic Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party, released the following statement after Senator Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential primary. “This endorsement comes as no surprise....
  5. Romney’s ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ Can’t Erase Extreme Positions

    Des Moines – Today, as Americans across the country celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is working harder than ever to reinvent his record on the issue of health care. Even with an already unshakable reputation for flip flopping on...
  1. Scott Brennan Elected IDP Interim Chair

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    For Immediate release:                                                                                             Contact: Saturday, June 15, 2013                                                                   Troy Price, 515.975.5478   SCOTT BRENNAN ELECTED IDP INTERIM...
  2. Special State Central Committee Meeting Saturday June 15th

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    The Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee will hold a special election on Saturday, June 15th to elect an interim chair.  The meeting will take place at 9:45am and will take place by telephone.  People interested in registering can do so at http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/J16T3QDI59NGP1LP
  3. IDP to Attend Several Upcoming Community Events

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    Iowa Democratic Party to Attend Several Upcoming Community Events IDP Field Director Kevin Geiken Brings Democratic Message of Diversity & Inclusion to Weekend Events As a kid, I used to love June because it marked the end of the school year. June meant I could sleep in and spend my...
  4. IDP Chair Rep. Tyler Olson to Step Down

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    For Immediate release:                                                                                                  Contact Tuesday, June 11, 2013                                                                      Troy Price, 515.244.7292   IDP CHAIR TYLER OLSON TO STEP DOWN   State Central Committee to meet Saturday to select Interim Chair   DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rep. Tyler Olson sent a letter to the Democratic State...
  5. Joni Ernst Set to Launch Campaign with GOP Insiders

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    For Immediate release:                                                                                                  Contact: Monday, June 10,  2013                                                                                                 Troy Price, 515.975.5478   JONI ERNST SET TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN WITH GOP INSIDERS   DES MOINES, IA – According to Politico, Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst is preparing a possible campaign for US Senate by hiring a Texas-based Republican insider with ties to Mike Huckabee and Michelle...
  6. IDP Spotlight: Tristan Carman

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    WINNER OF THE 2013 RISING STAR AWARD Tristan Carman, 17, may not be able to vote yet, but he’s no stranger to politics. A senior at St. Albert’s High School in Council Bluffs, Carman first got involved with the Democratic Party in June of 2011, when he started volunteering for...
  7. GOP Candidate Says He Will Not Compromise on Anything

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    For Immediate release:                                                       Contact: June 4, 2013                                                                         Troy Price, 515.975.5478     DAVID YOUNG IS EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH WASHINGTON   DES MOINES — Longtime Washington, D.C., resident and Republican Senate candidate David Young has demonstrated once again that while you can take a politician out of Washington, you can’t take Washington...
  8. Does Matt Whitaker Support Obamacare Repeal or Not?

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    For Immediate release:                                                           Contact: May 28, 2013                                                              Troy Price, 515.975.5478     DOES MATT WHITAKER SUPPORT OBAMACARE REPEAL OR NOT?   DES MOINES — As Matt Whitaker continues his tour around Iowa today announcing his campaign for the US Senate, Iowa Democrats have one question – has Matt Whitaker finally...
  9. “Delivering For The Middle Class Tour” Continues

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    For Immediate release:                                                           Contact: May 28, 2013                                                              Troy Price, 515.975.5478       IDP CHAIR REP. TYLER OLSON CONTINUES “DELIVERING FOR THE...

 

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