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RPI Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Swing Through Iowa

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign stops: “Socialist Sanders’ radical agenda calls for a $32 trillion government takeover of health care and a $93 trillion Green New Deal, which would destroy Iowa’s rural economy. Sanders' not-so-subtle plan to turn America into a socialist regime like Venezuela is abhorrent. Sanders still refuses to condemn Maduro, even with all the political and economic chaos that has unfolded there. He might think breadlines are “a good thing,” but Iowans and Americans prefer freedom and liberty, not the Sanders ...

Axne and Finkenauer Refuse to Acknowledge Border Crisis

(DES MOINES) - More than 2,000 illegal immigrants are apprehended daily at the southern border. In fact, since the beginning of the fiscal year, more than 268,000 individuals have been apprehended by border patrol agents – a 97% increase from the previous year. Yet, Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer recently voted with their party to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure our southern border. Further, Iowans against building a wall decreased by 14 percent, while those supporting a wall increased by 7 percent from just a year ago. “Congresswomen Axne and Finkenauer need to stop playing political ...

RPI Statement on Elizabeth Warren’s Visit

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Elizabeth Warren’s Iowa campaign stops: “Since launching her presidential bid, Elizabeth Warren's campaign has been bogged down by her fraudulent Native American claims. But what's also offensive is her support for socialist policies that pose a threat to our most basic liberties and freedoms, like the $93 trillion Green New Deal and the $32 trillion plan for a complete government takeover of health care. Warren's tax-hiking agenda would completely disrupt Iowans' way of life, and this will be impossible for the Massachusetts Senator to ...

Iowa GOP Responds to Mauro’s Deceitful Attack Ad

(DES MOINES) - In response to failed congressional and state house candidate Eddie Mauro’s blatantly false attacks on Senator Ernst, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement: “Eddie Mauro’s corrupt, dark-money machine is already launching disingenuous attacks on Senator Ernst. Despite the ad’s claims, tax cuts have unleashed unprecedented economic growth, and Senator Ernst continues cutting pork in Washington -- most recently exposing failed billion-dollar government projects. Meanwhile, Mauro’s far-left comrades are embracing socialist programs that would cost taxpayers trillions. Iowans overwh...

RPI Statement on Kamala Harris’ Visit

(DES MOINES) - In response to Kamala Harris making another swing through Iowa, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement: “During her last dash through Iowa, Kamala Harris held a town hall with a friendly, pre-screened audience and accidentally revealed the Democratic party’s intention to destroy private health insurance. Now we’re left wondering what radical position she will take this time. It’ll be hard to outdo her embrace of multi-trillion dollar socialist policies that would destroy Iowa’s economy, but if anyone can find a way to go further left, it's Senator Harris.” ###

Walt Rogers Announces Run for Iowa Senate in SD-30 Special Election

Today, former state representative Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Senate District 30. Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010 and served until January of 2019. Rogers resigned his position on the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board this morning. A special nominating convention will be held on Monday, February 25 to fill the vacancy for Iowa Senate District 30. “Serving the people of Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo in the Iowa House of Representatives was one of my greatest honors,” said Rogers. “I am running for the Iowa Senate to continue that ...

RPI Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Bid

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders entering the 2020 race: “Bernie Sanders has gone from socialist pipe dream to Democrat-socialist mainstream as his party races to a government takeover of our economy. Venezuela is just the latest economic corpse, demonstrating a stark reminder of socialism’s long and murderous journey of cataclysmic failures. Socialism is a ruinous cancer to the freedoms we enjoy, not some utopian oceanside paradise of the la-la land left. And Americans should reject the politics of Bernie Sanders.” ###

RPI Statement on Kirsten Gillibrand’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign stops in the state: “Those in the so-called resistance movement, spearheaded by far-left Senators like Kirsten Gillibrand, will do anything they can to tear down the progress President Trump has made. Gillibrand even recently said she could support a plan to tear down the existing border wall. While this may sound appealing to an out-of-touch opportunist like Senator Gillibrand, Iowans demand a safe and secure America and that begins at our nation's border.” ###

Where do Iowa’s Congresswomen stand on the Green New Deal?

(DES MOINES) - Last week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a colleague of Representatives Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer, unveiled a radical proposal that calls for government intervention in every aspect of Americans’ lives. The so-called “Green New Deal” comes with a hefty price tag - easily costing “more than three times as much as the federal government collects in tax revenue.” Among other outrageous components, the Green New Deal would: “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”Guarantee “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work”“Upgrade or replace every building in ...

RPI Statement on Cory Booker’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - If you are covering Cory Booker’s Iowa visit, please consider the following statement from Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann: Cory Booker will say just about anything to stand out in the Democrats’ crowded field of coastal liberals. With his cringeworthy ‘I am Spartacus’ moment during the Kavanaugh hearings and exposing his ignorance with foolish lines of questioning, Iowans can see through his theatrics and still reject his policies - like his embrace of trillion dollar government programs, burdensome regulations for Iowa farmers and the plan to eliminate private health insurance. Democrats are desperately trying to sprint ahead ...