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  1. Follow the Money, Young’s Campaign on DC Life Support

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    After 20 Years in Washington, Republican Being Propped Up by Insiders and Lobbyists Des Moines – Washington insider David Young (R-Van Meter) reported at the end of the 3rd Quarter that his campaign was in the red with more debt than cash on hand heading into the final weeks of the campaign,...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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,...
  5. 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...

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  1. 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...
  2. 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.  
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. “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...

 

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