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  1. ICYMI: Joni Ernst “Missing in Action” in Iowa Senate

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    It seems as if Joni Ernst has been “missing in action” in the Iowa Senate, ignoring her constituents by missing a whopping 75% of the Senate’s votes since February 24. An article in today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette details how Ernst has been absent for 71 votes over the past two...
  2. IDP Statement on Mitt Romney’s Endorsement of Joni Ernst

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement on Mitt Romney’s endorsement of GOP Senate Candidate Joni Ernst: “It’s unsurprising that Joni Ernst has garnered Mitt Romney’s endorsement, since they both share anti-middle class policies that put the interests of oil billionaires above those of...
  3. Statement: Two Time Loser Miller-Meeks’ Wrong Priorities

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    For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014 Contact: Christina Freundlich Statement: Two Time Loser Miller-Meeks’ Wrong Priorities  Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan released the following statement today on Mariannette Miller-Meeks joining the race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District: “After demonizing working families with blatantly false information about...
  4. Rick Perry: Stealing Jobs from Iowa

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    For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014 Contact: Christina Freundlich Rick Perry: Stealing Jobs from Iowa  Des Moines – Rick Perry is making another political swing through Iowa later this week.  Ahead of this trip, Perry told Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe why he’s returning to Iowa: “to steal jobs.” “It...

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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. 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,...
  2. 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...
  3. House Republicans Fail Iowans

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    DES MOINES – The second legislative funnel week came to an end this week, and with it ended the chance for several common-sense pieces of legislation that would benefit Iowans.  These bills died for one reason – House Republicans. Bills that Republicans failed to advance this year in the legislature...
  4. Show Your Support for Medicaid Expansion Tonight!

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    Dear Iowa Democrats, One of the most important issues facing the state this session is whether we will expand Medicaid to 155,000 low-income Iowans who desperately need health care.  For months Democrats have been leading the charge to implement this policy and give the 60 year-old Iowan who just lost...
  5. Even Republicans Can’t Support Reckless Steve King Budget

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    DES MOINES – In a rare show of bi-partisanship, the US House of Representatives this afternoon voted down Rep. Steve King’s budget that was proposed by his Republican Study Committee.  Only 104 Representatives voted yes, including King, while 132 Representatives voted no, including Rep. Tom Latham and 117 other Republicans....
  6. Reckless Steve King Budget Puts Iowa Seniors At Risk

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    DES MOINES - On the heels of Congressman King’s CPAC love fest in Washington, DC, last weekend, his Republican Study Committee has released their radical FY2014 federal budget. This budget proposal uses the same false assumptions and funny math as the Paul Ryan budget such as eliminating Obamacare. Just like the...
  7. Good News for Hardworking State Employees!

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    Governor Branstad’s decades-long war against public employees was dealt another blow today as the arbiter looked at the proposals on the table, and ruled on behalf of AFSCME and Iowa’s outstanding state employees.  These employees work hard everyday to protect our children, our seniors, our communities, and our way of...

 

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