178 results for author: Jesse Dougherty


Democrats Continue Radio Silence on the State’s Good News

Des Moines, IA - Yesterday marked more good news for Iowans as the state was named #1 in the Best States ranking by U.S. News and World Report. Iowa jumped from last year’s #6 ranking, with strong gains in the categories of opportunity, infrastructure, health care, and education. Many Iowans didn’t hesitate to celebrate Iowa’s progress, but how was the news received from Democrats seeking to run the state? Radio silence. Iowa Democrats and their allies in DC are sending a signal that they’d rather not comment on the great news for the state. But with a 17-year low unemployment rate, education funding that's bucking a national trend, and a ...

What They Are Saying: Iowa GOP on Cruz’s Northey Hold

Des Moines, IA - After a four month delay, Senator Ted Cruz has finally removed his hold on Bill Northey’s nomination to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As expected, Northey was confirmed shortly after the hold was lifted. Cruz’s shift was preceded by a letter and resolution sent last week by the Republican Party of Iowa to his office, calling on the senator to remove the hold. “It’s Your Move, Cruz: The Iowa Republican Party challenged Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to lift his hold on USDA nominee Bill Northey, the state’s agriculture secretary, or risk losing support among voters.” (Politico Morning Energy, 02/21/18) “The Iowa GOP ...

Iowa GOP Congratutes Bill Northey on His USDA Post and Applauds Ted Cruz For Lifting Hold

Des Moines, IA - The Republican Party of Iowa congratulated Bill Northey today on his confirmation to the USDA as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. As Iowans know, Northey is immensely qualified for the job and will bring great leadership to the nation’s agriculture industry. Last week, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann sent a letter and resolution to Senator Cruz’s office calling on him to release his hold on Northey’s confirmation. After four months of delaying the move, Senator Cruz decided to lift the hold on Northey today and he was confirmed shortly after. We applaud Senator Cruz for acting on the ...

Iowa GOP Statement in Response to Iowa’s Number One Ranking in 2018 Best States Report

Des Moines, IA - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to the U.S. News & World Report Best States study announced today citing Iowa as the number one state: “Today’s announcement is a testament to Iowa’s strong economy, education system, and the significant progress that’s been made under Governor Reynolds and Republican legislators. The past seven years we have been improving our state’s job market, workforce training, reforming government to work better for the taxpayers, and creating an education system built for the 21st century. With the lowest unemployment in 17 years ...

Democrat Cathy Glasson: “Proud” to Take Out of State Money to Embrace Bernie’s “Radical” Ideas

Des Moines, IA - Despite support from Bernie’s big three, Democrat Cathy Glasson is still attempting to gain Bernie Sanders’ official stamp of approval in order to run her out of touch campaign. While Bernie was in the state touting his “socialist” revolution, Glasson reiterated that her campaign was the Iowa equivalent of Bernie’s self-described “radical” agenda. In order to run her backwards campaign, Glasson is extremely dependent on out of state ideas - and out of state donations. Just a little under four percent of her donations so far have come from Iowa. Glasson’s response? She’s “very proud” to receive the money. ...

Will Bernie Endorse Cathy Glasson as Democrats Continue to Steer to the Left?

Des Moines, IA - Bernie Sanders and his socialist revolution are back in Iowa today. While Fred Hubbell and Nate Boulton claim to be building support with their base, Union Boss Cathy Glasson arguably has the most to show in the race for the soul of the Democrat Party. Glasson has already won the Bernie Triple Crown: securing endorsements of Our Revolution, which grew out of Bernie’s 2016 campaign; Iowa CCI, a far left grassroots group that supported Bernie in 2016; and National Nurses United. Glasson has also secured the financial backing and endorsement of the SEIU. Glasson’s grassroots support isn’t superficial - she also performed well ...

Will Hubbell Put his Money where his Mouth is on Labor?

Des Moines, IA – Throughout the Democrats’ primary for Governor, we’ve seen Fred Hubbell stumble around the issues – he’s wavered on tax credits and has even openly neglected Iowa’s recent economic success. Now Hubbell is trying to pull his foot out of his mouth after declaring that there are “corrupt labor unions” in Iowa. After causing a clear rift, Hubbell has backtracked his comments with lengthy messages in an attempt to smooth things over with labor. But this begs the question – with several Democrats moving to unionize their campaigns, will Fred put his money where his mouth is and give his campaign staff collective ...

Nate Boulton’s Plan in a Nutshell: Undoing All the Republican Successes in Iowa

Nate Boulton’s Plan in a Nutshell: Undoing All the Republican Successes in Iowa Des Moines, IA – Nate Boulton just released his “plan” for Iowa’s future – however, its underlying details reveal the same tired stances we’ve come to expect: Democrats want to take the state backward and undo nearly every provision that Republicans have made to improve our state. “The release of Nate Boulton’s plan was an opportunity to reveal his vision for the state, yet reading through the plan reveals his ideas are the same ones voters have rejected at the ballot box time and again,” said Jesse Dougherty, Communications Director for the ...