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  1. NEW VIDEO: “If It Were To Pass”

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    During Last Night’s Debate, Joni Ernst Attempts To Mislead Iowans About Her Radical Amendment to Outlaw Abortion Des Moines – While in the State Senate, Joni Ernst sponsored a “personhood” amendment to give Iowa one of the most restrictive laws in the country.  But now, Ernst is trying to mislead...
  2. 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: “What stood out to me tonight was that despite her best efforts, Joni Ernst admitted that her radical positions would ban common forms of birth control and outlaw all abortion.  While Bruce Braley...
  3. Statement on Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on tonight’s gubernatorial debate: “Instead of talking about ways he would help grow the middle class in Iowa and increase economic opportunities, Governor Branstad refused to give Iowans a straight answer on his failed administration tonight.  Instead, he...
  4. Statement on Paul Ryan’s Upcoming Trip to Iowa

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Paul Ryan’s upcoming trip to Iowa: “It’s fitting that Paul Ryan will be in Iowa to embrace state Sen. Joni Ernst’s candidacy, given that she has embraced his radical ideas to end the Medicare guarantee, increase...

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