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  1. ROUNDUP: Bad Day for Joni Ernst

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    Yesterday, numerous stories surfaced that raised further questions about Joni Ernst’s background and made it all the more clear that her policies would have devastating consequences for Iowans. Ahead of the final Senate debate, news broke that while Joni Ernst typically expresses “disdain for federal meddling,” there’s one federal regulation...
  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. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...

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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. Joni Ernst: Establishment Approved

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    IDP launches EstablishmentApproved.com regarding Ernst Senate announcement DES MOINES, IA – The National Republican establishment does not want Iowa voters to have a voice and has spent months telling conservatives not to run for U.S. Senate, trying to clear the way for their pawn, Joni Ernst. “The Republican establishment including...
  2. Terry Branstad: The Iowa Problem Causer

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    DES MOINES — In April, Governor Terry Branstad said that Iowa needed a problem solver in the US Senate.  However, when it comes to who is causing the most problems in Iowa, Governor Branstad needs to look no further than himself.  The Iowa Democratic Party today launched a new website...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...

 

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