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  1. New Video: Ernst’s “Perfect World” is Wrong for Iowa Families

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    WATCH: In Ernst’s “Perfect World” she would eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard, federal minimum wage, guaranteed benefits of Social Security, Department of Education Des Moines, IA –The elimination of the Renewable Fuel Standard. No federal minimum wage. The end to guaranteed Social Security benefits. Eliminating the Department of Education. This above...
  2. NEW WEB AD: Iowans Can’t Trust Ernst to Stand Up to Big Oil

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    Des Moines – Today, the Iowa Democratic Party released a new web ad on Joni Ernst’s strong ties to Big Oil special interest groups who are working to undermine Iowa’s energy economy.  Ernst, who says she is “philosophically opposed” to the Renewable Fuel Standard, has already received nearly $3 million...
  3. Branstad to Cherokee: Sorry, But You Don’t Count

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    Des Moines – It was announced this weekend that the Tyson Foods will be closing their plant in Cherokee, Iowa – the second largest employer in the community with 450 employees.  But, for the Branstad administration, these 450 Iowans who are about to lose their jobs simply don’t count. According...

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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.  
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. “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...
  8. “Delivering for the Middle Class” Tour Tomorrow

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    For Immediate release:                                                                       Contact: May 28, 2013                                                                                      Troy Price, 515.975.5478   IDP CHAIR REP. TYLER OLSON TO KICK OFF “DELIVERING FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS” TOUR TOMORROW   Six city tour to highlight accomplishments of Democrats during 2013 legislative session DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rep. Tyler Olson...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

 

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