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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 ...

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 ...