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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.












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.


Paul Ryan and Republican Candidates to Speak at Lincoln Dinner

Paul Ryan and Republican Candidates to Speak at Lincoln Dinner
Media Credentials Available Upon Request


DES MOINES, Iowa- Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced that a number of Republican candidates seeking nomination for Congress and U.S. Senate would be speaking at the party’s Spring Lincoln Dinner in Cedar Rapids on Friday, April 11th. The dinner will be headlined by 2012 Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton with doors opening at 6:00pm and program and dinner service beginning at 7:00pm. Congressman Paul Ryan will give the keynote address. A private sponsor’s reception with photo opportunity will take place prior to the dinner.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to host our party’s previous Vice-Presidential nominee at our annual Spring Dinner,” said Carroll. “In addition we’ve offered sponsorship opportunities to candidates and campaigns and the response has been outstanding. A number of candidates in multiple Congressional Districts, as well as those running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate are confirmed to attend. It’s going to be a great event.” A list of those candidates who are confirmed to attend is available at the Iowa GOP’s ticketing page If you have not already done so, please request credentials by contacting the Republican Party of Iowa’s Executive Director Steve Bierfeldt at


Gopal T.K. Krishna Elected Iowa GOP Co-Chair

For Immediate Release:          Saturday, March 29, 2014
Contact:                                       Republican Party of Iowa, 515.282.8105


Gopal T.K. Krishna Elected Iowa GOP Co-Chairman
Will Serve a Record Fourth Time as Party Co-Chair


DES MOINES, Iowa- Today the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee elected Gopal T.K. Krishna as Co-Chairman of the party. Krishna replaces Co-Chairman Danny Carroll, who was elected earlier today as Chairman. Krishna has a long history of working for Republican causes and campaigns. Krishna has been elected seven times to the Republican State Central Committee, including serving as Chair of the Budget and Organization Committees. Krishna’s longevity in Republican Party politics is evident from his historic fourth election as Co-Chairman and nearly 15 years since his previous re-election. Krishna was born in India, became a legal immigrant and a proud citizen of the United States. He is a successful businessman with a background in electrical engineering and resides in West Des Moines.

“I have been, and am a Republican for all Republicans. The first three letters of my name are G-O-P. I ran because I don’t want to wait until the primary elections to promote unity. I want to continue to increase our party’s voter registration advantage and participation in the forthcoming elections. I look forward to working with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to advance the Growth and Opportunity Project, work to reach out to minorities and bring new people into our Republican Party. As long as I am Co-Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, outreach to all minority communities will be a priority.”


Danny Carroll Unanimously Elected Chairman

For Immediate Release:          Saturday, March 29, 2014
Contact:                                       Republican Party of Iowa, 515.282.8105


Danny Carroll Unanimously Elected Chairman
Iowa GOP Selects New Chairman for Remainder of 2014


DES MOINES, Iowa- Today the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee unanimously elected Danny Carroll as Chairman. Carroll fills the vacancy left by outgoing Chairman A.J. Spiker is stepping down. Carroll has a long history of serving the Republican Party of Iowa, including being elected multiple times to office. Carroll was elected county supervisor of Poweshiek county in 1984 and served 10 years. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1994 and served through 2006, representing portions of Poweshiek, Jasper, Marshall and Mahaska county.

“I was honored to receive the unanimous support of the State Central Committee during the election for a new Chairman. Political campaigns are hard work. It’s time now for Republicans to get down to business and star knocking on doors, putting up signs, raising money and helping our candidates win in November. I know I speak for all the members of the State Central Committee when I say we are ready to unite as Republicans in 2014.”