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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 ...

RPI Statement on Tonight’s State of the Union

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “For the last two years, President Trump has delivered on his promises to the American people. He has put America First time and again, championing historic tax cuts, renegotiating unfair trade deals, strengthening our military, and completely revitalizing the American economy. Obstructionist Democrats wanted to stop this address because they don’t want to hear the truth: the State of the Union is strong thanks to President Trump’s leadership.” ###

Iowa GOP Statement on Sherrod Brown’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Brown’s Iowa tour: “As Sherrod Brown travels the state pontificating about the ‘dignity of work,’ there are a couple things he should know: Iowa has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, thanks to programs like Governor Reynolds’ Future Ready Iowa which prepares workers for 21st century jobs. Senator Brown, you’ll have to find some other out-of-touch message. I can assure you Iowans know plenty about the dignity of work.” ###

Kamala Harris Screens Iowans, Iowans Offer Rebuttal

(DES MOINES) - Kamala Harris is set to participate in a CNN Town Hall in Iowa tonight, fresh off announcing her presidential bid. Like Gillibrand and Warren before her, Harris is struggling to find a base as Iowans grow tired of out-of-touch liberals jetting in from the East and West coasts. What’s more, she’s filling her first town hall with prescreened Iowans and shutting out interested caucus-goers - not a great strategy for a candidate desperate for more support. Not addressing Iowans directly has been the downfall of many presidential candidates before her. Maybe Harris is afraid of what she'll hear: Kamala Harris is struggling to ...

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 ...