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Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann Unanimously Re-elected to Post

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann was unanimously elected to a third consecutive term today, a vote of confidence from the party's governing body after Kaufmann oversaw three election cycles in which Iowa became a reliably red state. Under Kaufmann’s leadership, Iowa Republicans have: gained a U.S. Senate seat, flipped and expanded the majority in the Iowa Senate, retained a consistent majority in the Iowa House, retained statewide elected officials, delivered the state for President Donald Trump and elected Iowa’s first female governor. “I’m so pleased that Chairman Kaufmann has committed to serve Iowa ...

RPI Statement on Elizabeth Warren’s Upcoming Iowa Visit

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Elizabeth Warren’s upcoming Iowa visit: “Elizabeth Warren is just another East Coast liberal - she’s proven to be an obstructionist who’s long on rhetoric and short on accomplishments.  The Massachusetts Senator has spent more time whipping up an ancestry charade than she has talking about the issues Americans really care about - securing our borders, cutting taxes and regulations, and negotiating better deals with our trade partners. I’d encourage her to visit Iowa often, so she can learn what issues really matter and see how ...

Rob Sand’s Hallmark Case is Falling Flat

Aspiring career politician Rob Sand loves to talk about himself - especially when it concerns his prosecution of the Iowa Lottery scandal. But even the Des Moines Register has figured out that his “big case” isn’t everything that Sand would have us believe. The lottery cheaters owe millions in restitution but haven’t paid up, yet they continue to own expensive properties. That is because Rob Sand failed to do what a prosecutor is suppose to do: make criminals pay back their ill-gotten gains. “During his campaign for State Auditor, Rob Sand would tell anyone who would listen what a great prosecutor he was,” said Jeff Kaufmann, ...

RPI Statement on Recent Court Decision in House District 55

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on the recent court decision regarding the Iowa House District 55 race: "This might be surprising coming from me, but I agree with the Democrats.  In court, they identified that they lack sufficient facts for standing to challenge the contest before the House of Representatives.  The election has been certified, the court dismissed their case, it’s time to move on." ### View the motion here.

As the New Year Approaches, Democrats Continue Down the Same Out-of-Touch Path

(DES MOINES)—As Progress Iowa holds their annual Holiday Party tonight, Democrats are presented with an opportunity to unveil a positive agenda for the future. Instead, their vision for the country continues to leave rural Iowa behind. Progress Iowa’s motto, proudly displayed as “RESIST. PERSIST. REPEAT,” is fitting given Representatives-elect Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer are headlining the event. After the election, Axne and Finkenauer quickly fell in line and quietly voted to once again make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House. House Democrats have already sent more than 50 letters to executive departments and agencies in ...

RPI Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: "Late last night, America lost yet another patriot and hero. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bush family during this difficult time. "As President, George H.W. Bush led with great compassion during a tumultuous time in our nation's history. Forty-one implemented foreign policy that saw through the breakup of the Soviet Union and the liberation of Kuwait. Our country, and the world, owe President Bush a debt of gratitude, and we will be forever thankful for the his lifelong service to this nation." ###

Axne and Finkenauer Quickly Abandon Iowans, Throw Support Behind Pelosi

Throughout the campaign, Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer avoided supporting Nancy Pelosi at every turn. Axne frequently claimed she would vote for “whomever is the best representative for the people here in Iowa.” Finkenauer also dodged the question, at one point saying “no one cares” whether or not she supported Pelosi. But now that the election is over, they have finally come clean: Axne and Finkenauer believe the best Speaker for Iowans is a liberal from California. Axne was among a handful of newly-elected Representatives to sign a letter pledging unwavering support for Pelosi. Finkenauer, who has notoriously failed to be up-front with ...

RPI Statement on Election of New Iowa House Minority Leader

Republican Party of Iowa Co-Chairman Dr. Cody Hoefert released the following statement in response to the House Democrats’ election of a new Minority Leader: “Today, the Iowa House Democrats selected Todd Prichard as their new Minority Leader. After more than five years of lackluster leadership under Representative Smith, the Party of Des Moines now has a failed gubernatorial candidate leading their statewide effort to reclaim the House. “On Election Day, voters in every corner of the state made clear they don’t support Democrats’ empty rhetoric and government-first agenda. This is why House Democrats only represent less than a fourth of ...