GOP Response To VoteVets

Good afternoon folks –

With Politico’s Morning Score reporting that the liberal group VoteVets.org is out with an attack against Lt. Colonel Joni Ernst, wanted to make sure you knew that since the primary Braley’s liberal allies have outspent Republicans by a 2-1 margin.  Additionally, wanted to point out that this organization is only supporting far-left Democrats that are running for either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate.

If you’re reporting on this news below is a statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa:

“With Washington liberal Bruce Braley unable to run on his own record, Democrats have assembled this shell organization aimed at tearing down Iowa’s Lt. Colonel Joni Ernst.  If VoteVets.org really cared about veterans, they’d remind Iowans that as the VA was failing to provide care for our veterans, Bruce Braley routinely skipped his Veterans’ Affairs committee hearings for something he clearly thought was more important.”  Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa Spokesman

BACKGROUND …

Braley Skipped 74 Percent Of His Veterans Affairs Committee Hearings

In The 112th Congress While Serving On The House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Bruce Braley Missed 74 Percent Of The Hearings.   (U.S. Government Congressional Printing Office, Congressional Hearings Database, Accessed October 31, 2013)

Committee                            Tenure                                      Total Hearings*        Hearings Braley Skipped
Veterans Affairs                    2011-12                                     19                                14 [74%]

(U.S. Government Congressional Printing Office, Congressional Hearings Database, Accessed October 31, 2013)  * Please note that the tallies do not include subcommittee or out-of-state field hearings.

Liberal Outside Groups Are Outspending Republicans By A 2-1 Margin

Democrat Outside Groups Have Spent $1.5 Million For Bruce Braley Since The Primary.  (U.S. Senate Spending Snapshot From June 2, 2014 To July 11, 2014, Target Enterprise, Accessed 07/16/14)

Republican Outside Groups Have Spent $755,175 For Joni Ernst.   (U.S. Senate Spending Snapshot From June 2, 2014 To July 11, 2014, Target Enterprise, Accessed 07/16/14)

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