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Apr 17 2014

U.S. Senate Family Forum

Name Julie Summa
County Polk
Event Title U.S. Senate Family Forum
What time does it start? 6:30 PM
What day does it start? Friday, April 25, 2014
What time does it end? 8:30 PM
What day does it end? Friday, April 25, 2014
Event Location / Address
Faith Baptist Bible College – Nettleton Center 1900 NW Fourth Street
Iowa Ankeny
United States
Provide a Description for the Event
The purpose of The FAMiLY LEADER’s forum is to find out not only what the candidates believe, but why they believe the way they do. The U.S. Senate Family Forum will also give Iowans an opportunity to further vet the U.S. Senate candidates. Erick Erickson, Fox News contributor and editor-in-chief of is the moderator of the event. Sam Clovis, Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, and Matt Whitaker are the candidates participating. Co-hosts include Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Senator Grassley. Lt. Governor Reynolds and Senator Grassley will both speak at the event.
Contact Information for Individuals to Speak With Julie Summa

Apr 15 2014

Iowa GOP Proud to Support College Republicans

For Immediate Release:         Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Contact:                                         Republican Party of Iowa, 515.282.8105


Iowa GOP Encourages Attendance for U.S. Senate Debate
Encourages Support for College Republicans


DES MOINES, Iowa- Today the Republican Party of Iowa offered a reminder to residents in central Iowa to attend the debate being hosted by the Grand View College Republicans on Wednesday, April 16. The debate will bring together Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate nomination. The debate begins at 6:00pm at the Grand View campus, 1309 Grandview Ave. Des Moines, IA 50316. The Republican Party of Iowa fully supports the effort of College Republicans throughout Iowa, and is proud to see that the Grand View students have done so much work to host this debate. The State Party is encouraging all to attend. Via the Grand View College Republicans:

“This event is the first event of its kind presented by the Grand View University College Republican Chapter, but has already been received with excitement from all involved. Because the Grand View University College Republican Chapter has asked to have questions submitted by Grand View students, this debate already proves to set itself apart from other debates around the state as young people are readily getting involved,” said Sarah Brooks, the Grand View CR Chair. “The Grand View University College Republican Chapter would like to extend an invitation to members of the media, and while press passes will not be required to enter, all press desiring entrance into the event are encouraged to respond and to ensure that a spot is reserved specifically for you.”

Individuals can reserve a ticket with the link below:











Members of the press should reserve their seat for the event by contacting the Grand View University College Republican’s Chair Sarah Books

The Republican Party of Iowa is proud to support the Grand View College Republican chapter as they host this debate for candidates in the race for the nomination for the United States Senate.












Apr 14 2014

Carroll Launches Formal Open Records Request

Below is a copy of the press release that went out this morning in regards to a formal request of records by Chairman Danny Carroll.

For Immediate Release:          Monday, April 14, 2014
Contact:                                    Republican Party of Iowa, 515.282.8105

Carroll Launches Formal Open Records Request
Seeks to End Government Oversight Committee’s Double-Standard

DES MOINES, Iowa- Former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem, and current Iowa GOP Chairman Danny Carroll today is requesting the documents and e-mails of Sen. Janet Petersen, Sen. Jack Hatch and Sen. Matt McCoy to determine what, if any, political motivations are behind the Government Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Department of Administrative Services.

“It strikes me as disingenuous for Democrats to launch a partisan investigation while hiding behind “legislative privilege” to never release their own communications,” said Carroll.  “In the spirit of openness and transparency, I am formally asking these specific legislators to comply with the will of the people and turn over all pertinent documents.”

Carroll made the request via a formal open records request dated Monday, April 14, 2014.

Terms included within Carroll’s request include:

  • Settlements
  • Confidential
  • Hush Money
  • Mike Carroll
  • Danny Homan
  • Marcia Nichols
  • Campaign
  • Dean Ibesen
  • Carol Frank
  • Tony Schultz
  • Ken Thornton

“This investigation risks becoming a farce if legislative Democrats fail to hold themselves to the same standards as the administration,” said Carroll.  “The separation of powers should be held to the same level of common transparency. If these legislators have nothing to hide, I suggest they begin compiling the requested documents and immediately release them for the public to see.  Let’s level this playing field and have a full examination of the facts on all sides.”

“Thus far, there are some who appear to be willing to stall the session as a political tactic, said Carroll.” It appears to me that recent efforts by the Senate Oversight Committee serve more as political posturing than in determining facts.


Apr 12 2014

Iowa County Central Committee Meeting

Name Karen Joseph
County Iowa County
Event Title Central Committee meeting
What time does it start? 6 pm
What day does it start? Tuesday, April 15, 2014
What time does it end? 8 pm
What day does it end? Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Event Location / Address
Cas Tequila restaurant 594 Eastern Avenue
Marengo, Iowa 52361
United States
Provide a Description for the Event Monthly meeting of the Iowa Co. Central Committee
Contact Information for Individuals to Speak With Alice DeRycke - 319-647-2195

Apr 8 2014

Emmet County Republican Party First Annual Fundraiser

Mark your calendars!
The Emmet County Republican Party First Annual Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at Crossroads Community Church in Estherville, 2015 3rd Avenue South (accessible from Hwy. 9). A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. with speakers starting at 6:30. Scheduled speakers include Congressman Steve King; State Senator Dennis Guth; State Representative Ted Gassman; Nat’l RNC Member Steve Scheffler and Candidate Sam Clovis.We will update the list as more speakers confirm. State Central Committee member Dr. Cody Hoefert will MC the event.

Cost for the evening is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and under 5 is free. Family admission is available for $25 a family. What a bargain- a great meal, fantastic company and lots of good information you need to know to be an informed voter in this upcoming all-important election.

Tickets are available now and can also be purchased at the door. For tickets leave a comment below to be contacted or contact one of the following:
Kim Hageman (712-362-3221)
Kristy Funston (712-362-1004)
Julie Clark (712-362-4854)
Teri Bose (712-362-2522)
Mardella Brobst (712-362-4594)
Tim Schumacher (712-209-0202)