147 results for author: Republican Party of Iowa


RELEASE: Monica Vernon’s #Shorter Answers

DES MOINES - Monica Vernon unveiled her bold new campaign strategy -- and insulted Iowans -- this weekend during an interview on WHO's "The Insiders." "I think sometimes we've made it too difficult for people to understand and I think it's real important to continue to communicate," Vernon said, as she attempted to explain her twin defeats in 2014. "I think we have to make our answers a little more clear, a little shorter, and inspirational." We took the time to come up with some #shorter answers Vernon can use on the stump. These are very clear and shouldn't confuse ordinary Iowans who, according to Vernon, aren't able to understand complic...

RELEASE: Chairman Kaufmann and Co-Chair Hoefert Comment on Gov. Branstad’s Inauguration

DES MOINES - Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and Co-Chairman Cody Hoefert offered Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds their congratulations and prayers on today's inauguration. Chairman Kaufmann: "For two decades Iowans have relied on Governor Branstad to guide this state toward even greater prosperity. His hard work has given Iowans a more efficient state government, lower taxes, and greater economic opportunities. Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds have earned our trust, and it is my honor to wish them well as they continue their tireless service to Iowa. Co-Chair Hoefert: "In November the voters of Iowa enthusiastically elected Governor ...

Monica Vernon, Fresh Off 22-point Loss, Jumps Into New Race

DES MOINES - Monica Vernon, an integral part of Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds' historic election night victory, announced plans today to run for the First District Congressional seat. Statement from Charlie Szold, Communications Director: "Monica Vernon was an integral part of Governor Branstad's incredible victory last November. Without her support for out-of-touch policies that would raise taxes and kill job growth, the Governor might not have been able to win 98 out of 99 counties. In 2014 Iowans saw right through her cynical stunt to switch parties for political gain and they won't forget it now." Background Jack Hatch, Monica ...

RELEASE: Symbol and Enabler of Federal Dysfunction Visits Iowa

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2014 DES MOINES - Barack Obama, symbol of the federal government's dysfunction, Democratic activist, and President of the United States, will visit Cedar Falls later today on a final national stop before his State of the Union address on Jan. 20. The President will be talking about the importance of broadband internet access in the United States. "We're happy that the President recognizes, like Governor Branstad, how important internet connectivity can be to economic development," Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said. "We only wish he had Governor Branstad's fiscal discipline, budgetary acumen, foresight, and ...

Iowa GOP leaders sign unprecedented pledge of neutrality in 2016 Iowa caucuses

The Republican Party of Iowa’s leadership board has signed a pledge to remain neutral in the Iowa caucus process, completely removing themselves from any endorsements on behalf of any presidential candidate. The pledge, signed by Chairman Jeff Kaufman, Co-Chairman Cody Hoefert and all of the members of the State Central Committee - the party’s governing board - is unprecedented and is intended to send a clear signal to potential presidential candidates: all are welcome in Iowa, and the caucus process will be a fair and impartial one. “I am proud of the State Central Committee for taking this extraordinary step in sending a clear signal ...

Election Night Victories!

The Republican Party of Iowa thanks all of our supporters for their dedication, phone calls, door knocks and contributions that led us to resounding victories in 2014!  

Congressman Bruce Braley Still Can’t Explain Missed VA Hearings

DES MOINES - In an interview with WHO-TV's Dave Price this morning, Congressman Braley said he missed over 75% of Veterans' Affairs committee hearings because "when you're serving in Congress you often have multiple things going on at the same time." BACKGROUND ... THE QUAD CITY TIMES: “Over the past couple days, Republicans have sought to ramp up criticism over Braley’s hearing attendance, seizing on a Sept. 20, 2012, VA committee hearing he missed. It occurred the same day as three campaign fundraisers he attended. “He made time to attend all three of the fundraisers. But he couldn’t make time to show up at the hearing,” Kochel ...

Empty House At Bill Clinton’s Rally For Congressman Braley

Empty House At Bill Clinton's Rally For Congressman Braley Rally Proves There Is No Enthusiasm Behind Braley

Response To Harry Reid’s Rally For Bruce Braley

Good morning folks - With Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid and Massachusetts liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren holding a rally in support of embattled Congressman Bruce Braley, we wanted to release the following statement from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Senator Harry Reid insulted veterans, minorities and leaders of our country, so it’s only fitting that he’d endorse Congressman Braley, who offended Iowa’s farmers. Leader Reid needs Braley in the Senate so he can continue implementing Barack Obama’s failed agenda.” Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman

Braley Leaves Campaign Trail As Joni Hits All 99 Counties

SHOT ... As Joni Ernst Campaigns Across Iowa Joni Ernst Just Completed Here 99 County Tour. “Joni Ernst wrapped up her 99 county tour with her final stop Thursday night in Story County at Olde Main Restaurant. ‘This is fantastic, this is number 99, Story County and everywhere that we have gone the venues have been filled just jam packed with excited Iowans who are ready for a change,’ says Ernst.” (Ernst Finishes 99 County Bus Tour, WHO-TV, 10/30/14) Joni Ernst Set To Start A 24-Hour Campaign Tour Across Iowa. “Talk about a frenetic finish: Joni Ernst says she’ll do a 24-hour campaign blitz in Iowa to end close out her Senate bid. ...