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  1. ICYMI: Ernst Wants to Arrest Government Employees For Doing Their Jobs

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    Joni Ernst once said she would support legislation that would allow “local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement” the Affordable Care Act.  Apparently, arresting health officials for giving Iowans access to quality, affordable healthcare is something Joni Ernst believes in –additionally, she even wants to go so...
  2. Statement on Rick Perry and Joni Ernst

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    Des Moines – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan released the following statement on Rick Perry and Joni Ernst’s event in Sheldon: “It’s no surprise Rick Perry and Joni Ernst will be together tonight, since they share the same radical Tea Party agenda. Whether it’s opposing the federal minimum wage or...
  3. Joni Ernst’s Radical Ideas are Wrong for Northwest Iowa

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    Ernst Supports Gambling Retirement Savings on Wall Street, Opposes Raising the Minimum Wage, Would End Access to Contraception, Safe & Legal Abortion Le Mars – As Joni Ernst travels through Northwest Iowa today, Iowans deserve to know the devastating impact of Ernst’s radical plans on issues from Social Security and...
  4. NEW VIDEO: Sen. Harkin Encourages Iowans to Vote by Mail

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    Des Moines – With early voting underway across Iowa, Senator Tom Harkin is encouraging Iowans to vote early by mail in a new web video released today.  More and more Iowans are voting early by mail every election cycle, because it is the easiest and simplest way to make your voice...
  5. Joni Ernst Continues to Rally with Her Far Right Allies

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    Portman and Thune Blocked An Increase in the Minimum Wage, Supported Privatization of Social Security, Voted Against Equal Pay and Prevented Greater Access to College Affordability Des Moines – If you judge by the crowd you keep, Joni Ernst is showing her radical true colors that are wrong for Iowa...
  6. Linn Co. Supervisor Linda Langston, Fran Hansen, and Diane Peterson Discuss How Joni Ernst’s Radical Views on Women’s Health Care are Wrong for Iowa

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    Cedar Rapids ­– Linn Co. Supervisor Linda Langston, former Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood Executive Director Fran Hansen, and small business owner Diane Peterson spoke today in Cedar Rapids on Joni Ernst’s and Senator Kelly Ayotte’s radical views on women’s health care. During Sunday’s debate, Ernst tried to hide her reckless...
  7. Paul Pate’s record exposed at www.RealPaulPate.com

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    Iowa Democrats Launch New Site Highlighting Pate’s Partisanship and Record as Secretary of State DES MOINES — Since announcing his candidacy, Paul Pate and his allies have done nothing but level false accusations against Brad Anderson. Today, the Iowa Democratic Party launches www.RealPaulPate.com to inform Iowans about Pate’s record of...

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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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