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  1. Paul Pate’s Silence is Deafening

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    Des Moines – Once again, Iowa Republicans are wasting away taxpayer dollars to protect their own political cronies – and Paul Pate has nothing to say about it. News broke today that Paul Pate’s close personal ally, Todd Henderson, worked from home for 90 days after he submitted his resignation...
  2. Chris Christie and Terry Branstad: Scandal Buddies

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    Des Moines – Last January, Terry Branstad took the time on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session to praise Governor Chris Christie for demonstrating “leadership” during the George Washington Bridge scandal.  Now it seems like Chris Christie is coming to Iowa to return the favor, campaigning for Terry...
  3. IDP Statement on U.S. Senate’s Refusal to Consider Senator Harkin’s Minimum Wage Bill and Give 300,000 Iowans a Raise

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    Des Moines –Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan today released the following statement after U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10/hour and provide 300,000 Iowans with a desperately needed raise failed to get the 60 votes required to proceed. Unfortunately for Iowa’s working families, none...

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  1. AP: Legislature to keep tight focus on jobs, economy

    Gronstal said he also expected to focus on economic issues and avoid drawn-out arguments of social issues. “Iowans would prefer that we all work on things that would get 100,000 Iowans back to work,” he said. “Kraig and I have talked and he seems to be in agreement that this...
  2. Boswell and friends: Mitt Romney is wrong on veterans care proposal

    Democrats are attacking an idea from 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to privatize veteran’s healthcare. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, suggested at a stop in South Carolina on Veterans Day that some sort of voucher option be introduced to inject private sector competition into the care of military...
  3. Congressman Boswell defends veterans against Mitt Romney

    Good morning, Iowa! There’s a great piece in today’s Des Moines Register from Congressman Leonard Boswell. He takes on Mitt Romney’s plan to privatize heath care for veterans, saying Romney, “hasn’t done his homework or he’s putting politics ahead of the best interest of our nation’s veterans.” Mitt Romney? Putting...
  4. AP: Session to focus on jobs, economy

    DES MOINES — Now that a closely watched special election is over, Iowa lawmakers have turned to an upcoming legislative session that had been in limbo amid questions about which party would hold a majority in the Senate. Legislators said it’s likely the session that convenes Jan. 9 will largely focus...
  5. Gazette Editorial Board: Mandate for Mathis

    Liz Mathis’ decisive victory in the special Senate District 18 race Tuesday night preserves the Democrats’ 26-24 majority edge. We congratulate her and hope that her election means more than continued gridlock in the state Legislature, as opponent Cindy Golding had warned. Republicans hold the House majority. Mathis gained The...
  6. DMR: Democrats rip Branstad administration’s inquiry about rights group

    Iowa Democrats took the Branstad administration to task Wednesday for exploring the idea of shutting down Disability Rights Iowa after the organization criticized the governor. “We expect better from government in Iowa,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. “Going behind the scenes to pull funding from an organization that...
  7. Health Care Reform At Work

    According to a new Gallup Poll, President Obama’s health care reform is already changing things for the better. From the report: Fewer young adults in the U.S. reported lacking health insurance coverage in each of the three quarters since the new healthcare law in September 2010 began allowing young adults...
  8. Sioux City Journal: A governor says goodbye

    The Sioux City Journal’s Tim Gallagher wrote a particularly touching piece today about Governor Culver’s “Thank You, Iowa” tour stop in Sioux City. He recites accomplishments. Iowa became a renewable energy leader; 99 percent of Iowa children now have health-care coverage; U.S. Highway 20 crept closer to four-lane completion; $5...
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Matt Schultz Finally Tells the Truth about Voter ID

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    DES MOINES — Speaking to a group of conservative activists on Monday, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz finally told Iowans the truth about why he is pushing so hard for voter ID laws in Iowa: There are a whole lot of issues that we care about: abortion, gay marriage,...
  4. This Summer

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    As Iowa Democrats celebrate our victories of the past and look to new opportunities in the future, one thing is clear—the work we do this summer will directly impact our success in 2014.  If we continue to develop our grassroots organization, support our great slate of elected officials, and advocate...

 

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