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  1. RELEASE: Dodging Testimony, Terry Branstad has Something to Hide

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    Des Moines – Terry Branstad is dodging from the truth again today.  Clearly the Governor has something to hide. Top officials in the state Department of Administration Services (DAS) failed to show up today for their planned appearances in the Iowa Legislature’s Oversight Committee to discuss the dozens of secret settlements...
  2. 48 Hours Later: Ernst Remains Laughing Stock of Late Night National TV

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    Des Moines – Joni Ernst’s “Squeal” advertisement has certainly made people around the nation squeal—with discomfort, disgust, and most of all–laughter. The GOP U.S. Senate candidate, now forever known as the “Iowa candidate who castrates hogs,” has become the laughing stock of national late night television hosts over the past...
  3. Former Lt. Governor Patty Judge Responds to Terry Branstad’s Efforts to Divert Attention from Scandals

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    Des Moines – Former Lt. Governor Patty Judge responded to Terry Branstad’s efforts today to divert attention from his administration’s scandals on the secret settlement payouts and atmosphere of political retribution plaguing Terrace Hill: “Governor Branstad is trying to desperately divert attention from his administration’s own scandals. This is an old...
  4. Republican House-13 Candidate Too Extreme for Iowa

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    Des Moines – Iowans need to go no further than the Facebook page of Nick Noyes, the Republican candidate in House District 13, to uncover his extreme and offensive beliefs on the people he is running to “represent.”  In numerous posts, Noyes has gone to great lengths to leave no...
  5. Terry Branstad is Right on One Thing: “Iowans Deserve to Know”

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    Des Moines – Today we got the first public statement from Terry Branstad on the numerous controversies surrounding his office, but the pattern of denial and deflection only raises more questions about the culture of cronyism in his administration. While the Governor admitted this morning that the practice of secret...
  6. Terry Branstad Isn’t Running Iowa

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    Des Moines – Today we got the first words from Terry Branstad on the numerous controversies swirling around his administration, and the response was troubling – he didn’t know.  After a week of questions, the governor’s response only raises more. “How can it be that multiple agencies were able to...
  7. Mark Jacobs Will Let Wall Street Run Free

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    Des Moines – Mark Jacobs continued to showcase his extreme conservative views at Tuesday night’s GOP Senate Forum when he said that he would support a repeal of Dodd-Frank, legislation that enacted important regulations to protect Main Street from the excess of Wall Street.  The GOP Senate candidate and former...

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  1. “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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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....
  4. 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...
  5. Factcheck.org: Unproven Jobs Claim in Pro-Romney Ad

    A pro-Romney TV spot running heavily in Iowa touts an unproven claim that the candidate “helped create thousands of jobs” as CEO of an investment firm. When we asked the super PAC sponsoring the ad for proof of its claim, a spokeswoman said: “We aren’t supplying that information.” And so...
  6. DMR Ed Board: Branstad disregards openness pledge

    When Gov. Terry Branstad was sworn into office in January, he listed transparency among the “principles that will guide my days as governor.” It’s time for the governor and his staff to reread this principle. They seem to have forgotten it.  
  7. Ames Tribune: Blueprint or boondoggle?

    Underneath a picture of five carefree and smiling children is the tagline: One Unshakable Vision. It’s the cover page of Gov. Terry Branstad’s ambitious education reform plan for Iowa, and while the vision may not be shaken, one major component has been delayed while others have drawn sharp criticism. Jason...
  1. Iowans Do Not Want To Re-elect Terry Branstad

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    New Poll Shows Branstad is not Connecting with Iowans     For Immediate release:                                                                       Contact: May 23, 2013                                                                                      Troy Price, 515.975.5478 DES MOINES — Quinnipiac University this morning released a new poll showing that after 18 years in the Governor’s Office, Iowans are not ready to re-elect Terry Branstad.  The...
  2. While Democrats Fight to Protect Iowan’s Health Care, King and Latham Want You to Give It Back

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    For Immediate release:                                                                         Contact: May 16, 2013                                                                                        Troy Price, 515.975.5478   WHILE DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO PROTECT IOWANS’ HEALTH CARE, KING AND LATHAM WANT YOU TO GIVE IT BACK   If Republicans have their way Iowans would be on the hook for millions of dollars   DES MOINES – The Republican-controlled...
  3. Terry Branstad Wants to Pocket More of Your Money

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    For Immediate release:                                                                         Contact: May 16, 2013                                                                                        Troy Price, 515.975.5478   TERRY BRANSTAD WANTS TO POCKET MORE OF YOUR MONEY   Governor drops last minute bill to raise his pay by over $10,000 while funding for schools, health care remains up in the air DES MOINES – With the legislative...
  4. IDP Calls on Branstad to Begin Investigation into Excessive Travel Costs by Economic Development Director

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    DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today called on Governor Branstad to begin an internal investigation into his administration’s approval of nearly $75,000 in travel costs during one fiscal year incurred by Economic Development Director Debi Durham. “Iowa taxpayers deserve to know why Governor Branstad’s office approved Director Durham...
  5. IDP Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Award Winners

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    DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today announced the winners for the annual Hall of Fame Award Ceremony.  Former Congressman Leonard Boswell will receive the Outstanding Elected Official Award and long-time Polk County Activist Ed Skinner will receive the Outstanding Supporter Award in a ceremony to be headlined by...

 

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