42 results for author: Charlie Szold


RELEASE: Sen. Grassley Upholds People’s Will

DES MOINES - Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, led by Senator Chuck Grassley, announced today they would honor the American people's will by waiting until after the presidential election to consider confirming a new Supreme Court justice. “Senator Chuck Grassley has shown once again how important it was to send a farmer from Iowa to the Senate Judiciary Chair," Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said."The American people deserve a chance to weigh in on the next Supreme Court justice of the United States. Re-electing Senator Chuck Grassley, and sending him a Republican president to work with, are some of the Republican Party of Iowa's top priorities ...

GOP Works For Tax Relief; Dems For More Taxes

DES MOINES - House and Senate Republicans, along with Governor Branstad, are still working to “couple” Federal and State taxes, giving farmers and manufacturers a $100 million tax break. Democrats, led by Emperor Mike Gronstal and his Senate disciples, continue to block the tax relief plan from moving forward. “There isn't a tax or fee Democrat's don't like, but standing in the way of $96 million in tax relief for our farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses is a new low for Senator Gronstal,” Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said. “Already Democrats have made it impossible for Iowans to enjoy this tax relief immediately when filing, but it ...

RELEASE: Iowa GOP Certified Caucus Results

DES MOINES - The Iowa GOP released fully certified caucus results today, including the final delegate allocation. 1. Ted Cruz - 51,666 2. Donald Trump - 45,429 3. Marco Rubio - 43,228 4. Ben Carson - 17,394 5. Rand Paul - 8,481 6. Jeb Bush - 5,238 7. Carly Fiorina - 3,485 8. John Kasich - 3,474 9. Mike Huckabee - 3,345 10. Chris Christie - 3,284 11. Rick Santorum - 1,779 12. Other - 117 13. Jim Gilmore - 12 GRAND TOTAL - 186,932 Process The initial reporting process on February 1st was followed by an official certification process, relying on paper forms filled out, signed, and submitted to the Iowa GOP by each precinct chair. ...

RELEASE: Bill Dix Outraises Gronstal by $321,000

DES MOINES - It was briefly the biggest upset story in Iowa, but then the Cyclones downed No. 1 ranked Oklahoma at Hilton Coliseum last night. Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix raised $528,842, outraising Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal by $321,000, leaving Dix with nearly $100,000 more cash on hand. Dix's haul made history, shattering previous fundraising records in the Senate. "Senator Dix and Speaker Upmeyer are proving a terrific combination for Iowa Republicans, smashing fundraising records and providing visionary leadership,"Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said. "The Iowa GOP will work hand-in-hand with our leadership to grow our House ...

RELEASE: Speaker Upmeyer Shatters Fundraising Record

DES MOINES - Speaker Linda Upmeyer shattered the previous fundraising record in the Iowa House of Representatives, with today's report showing she raised $433,994 in 2015. The previous record was held by another Republican, former Speaker Kraig Paulsen, who raised $362,199 in 2012. Speaker Upmeyer's accomplishment is even more noteworthy since she broke the record during a non-election year. “Iowans are confident in Speaker Upmeyer’s vision, and it shows in her incredible fundraising success. Under Speaker Upmeyer’s leadership -- and with unflagging support from the Republican Party of Iowa -- we are going to grow our majority in the Iowa ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Kaufmann ‘LIVE’ on Caucus Myths TOMORROW

DES MOINES - Chairman Jeff Kaufmann will bust caucus myths, explain the intricacies of the process, and welcome newly arrived journalists during a “Livewire”, hosted on the social media platform Sidewire, tomorrow, January 6th. A Livewire allows newsmakers on Sidewire to schedule events to provide real-time analysis, and have informed conversation about the day’s most important news. “Every four years Iowa has the honor of hosting our First in the Nation Caucuses, a Democratic tradition unlike any other,” Chairman Kaufmann said. “Tomorrow I look forward to explaining the process, debunking myths, and welcoming our visitors.” T...

Coal for Clinton: Iowans Still Don’t Trust Her

New polls delivered Hillary Clinton early lumps of coal in her Christmas stocking, with results showing that voters still don't find her "honest and trustworthy." Lump of Coal #1: Clinton still underwater nationally  In Quinnipiac’s national poll released today, Clinton has an underwater favorability rating (43-51) and underwater trust numbers (59% do not find Clinton honest and trustworthy). Lump of Coal #2: 8x more Iowa Democrats say Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy compared to Sanders  25% of Iowa Democrats say Hillary Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, while only 3% say the same about Sanders. Lump of Coal #3: Clinton ...

Scandal Season 6: The Clinton Years

Today Scandal actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays a president embroiled in multiple scandals on a TV show, will campaign across Iowa for Hillary Clinton. Scandal purports to show the tawdry underside of Washington, D.C., with politicians cheating on spouses, backstabbing friends, and seemingly super-human operators cleaning up the mess. In Hillary Clinton's case, fact is more damning than fiction. Statement from Charlie Szold, communications director: “Hillary Clinton and Tony Goldwyn know it well: Dirty little secrets always come out. That’s why, despite setting up an elaborate secret server and stonewalling investigators for months, Iowans ...

Des Moines Register: Clinton’s ISIS record riddled with failure

By Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks Read the original version here. The civil war in Syria has raged for nearly five years, leading to more than 220,000 deaths and 4 million refugees. It is one of the great humanitarian disasters of our time, and it has given a strategic beachhead to singularly demonic cult determined to spread terror, fear and death: ISIS. Ridding the world of this uniquely dangerous group demands a coherent strategy. Hillary Clinton failed in this regard as secretary of state and fails to present one now as a presidential candidate. President Obama and Clinton are, in many ways, the unwitting architects of ISIS, as it was ...

Does Andy McGuire Think Caucus Goers Are Extreme?

Three days ago it was revealed in an email that Hillary Clinton thought Iowa caucus goers are "creatures of the parties' extremes," deftly managing to insult the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who have caucused since the 1970s. Dr. Andy McGuire -- whose vanity license plate used to read “HRC 2016” -- has been completely silent on the issue, refusing to disavow Clinton’s attack on our caucuses. With Clinton in Iowa today, will Dr. McGuire take this opportunity to speak up against Clinton’s “extreme” characterization? Background NBC: Did Hillary Clinton Diss the Iowa Caucuses in Private Email? The latest State Department ...