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Republican Party of Iowa Condemns Fitzgerald for Using Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Campaign

Kaufmann calls on Fitzgerald campaign to pay back parents and taxpayers; asks media outlets to immediately take down advertising until after the election DES MOINES—Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann today condemned State Treasurer of Iowa Michael Fitzgerald for his blatant use of taxpayer dollars to fund his campaign. The Republican Party of Iowa has recently heard from concerned Iowans who have shared what appears to be a very widely distributed mailer that features the treasurer and is paid for by college savings account holders: "Michael Fitzgerald ought to be ashamed that he is taking funds from parents and grandparents who ...

Senator McCain Slams Congressman Braley For Dereliction Of Duty

Braley Skipped 75 Percent Of The Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings DES MOINES – During his visit to Iowa yesterday, Senator John McCain slammed Congressman Bruce Braley for skipping 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: “Frankly her opponent [Congressman Bruce Braley] who was a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee didn’t even show up to the hearings. That my friends is something that in my view, that some of us use to call dereliction of duty, dereliction of duty.” (Senator John McCain, Speech, 10/29/14) BACKGROUND … RADIO IOWA’S KAY HENDERSON: “Braley did a very short turn on the ...

President Obama, Secretary Clinton & Congressman Braley Attack Iowa’s Job Creators

DES MOINES – With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigning for Congressman Bruce Braley, the Republican Party of Iowa released the following web video regarding their anti-business, anti-entrepreneurs comments. Click Here To Watch The Video “Between Hillary Clinton chiding small business owners and Congressman Braley saying that Iowa’s entrepreneurs drink too much beer, it’s clear the two of them are out of touch,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “While Obama, Clinton and Braley criticize Iowa’s job creators, Joni Ernst will continue to support pro-growth, pro-jobs policies that will keep our ...

Ernst Criticizes Braley For Skipping VA Hearings

Joni Ernst Criticizes Congressman Braley For Skipping VA Hearings It’s Been 902 Says Braley Last Attended A Veterans’ Affairs Hearing DES MOINES – After skipping 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs hearings, Joni Ernst blasted Congressman Braley on “Midterms” for claiming that he missed a VA hearing for an Oversight hearing because he was never seen in his chair and never said a word at that hearing. “After skipping an important VA hearing, Congressman Braley tried to pull the wool over our eyes by claiming that he was at another hearing – except he was never seen or heard from at that other hearing,” said Republican Party ...

Congressman Braley’s VA Attendance Continues To Haunt Him

Congressman Braley’s VA Attendance Continues To Haunt Him It’s Been 902 Says Braley Last Attended A Veterans’ Affairs Hearing DES MOINES – Congressman Braley’s failure to show up at 75 perceont of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings continues to plague his campaign, Radio Iowa’s Kay Henderson told the show “Midterms.” “Braley did a very short turn on the Veterans Committee in the House, and he failed to attend all those meetings,” Henderson said. “Here he is facing someone who has a military career. Not really gold star attendance record at the Veterans Committee”  “After skipping 75 percent of ...

Response To Joe Biden’s Visit To Iowa For Bruce Braley

Vice President Joe Biden Rewards Congressman Bruce Braley With Campaign Stop For Supporting ObamaCare DES MOINES – After rounding up the votes and delivering the closing argument in support of ObamaCare, today Vice President Joe Biden will reward Congressman Braley with a campaign stop in Davenport.    "If Joe Biden remembers Congressman Braley's name, this will be the best surrogate he's had. That says everything you need to know about Braley's failed record," said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. "Braley's only accomplishment is delivering the closing argument for Obamacare, which was a big, umm, deal." BACKGROUND ...

Braley At Odds With Vilsack, Northey & Ernst On Free Trade

KEY TAKEAWAY: "Braley’s 'no' votes put him at odds with former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who as Obama’s secretary of agriculture lobbied Congress for approval of the trade deals."  GOP Targets Braley’s ‘No’ Votes On Trade Politico Pro Doug Palmer October 27, 2014 https://www.politicopro.com/go/?id=39933 Iowa Republicans, in one of the tightest Senate races in the country, are trying to capitalize on Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley’s record of voting against trade agreements to help hand their candidate, Joni Ernst, the victory. Braley, whose state is heavily dependent on farm exports, voted against free-trade pacts with South ...

Bruce Braley and the Year Everything Went Wrong for Democrats

Good morning folks – While Joni Ernst is touring all 99 counties, The Atlantic reports that Congressman Braley’s handlers are checking the box of doing public events by bring him into empty coffee shops and other tightly controlled locations. Additionally, wanted to flag this elitist comment from Congressman Braley where he claims that he’s more qualified than Joni Ernst because he’s been in Congress for 8 years and before that was a trial lawyer for 23 years. ELITIST TAKEAWAY: “Braley, who has been in Congress since 2006, can barely hide his contempt for Ernst. She does not know this state like he does, he tells me. ‘My ...

GOP Response To Bill Clinton’s Visit For Bruce Braley

Good afternoon – With the Des Moines Register reporting that Bill Clinton is coming to Iowa on November 1, 2014 for Congressman Braley, wanted to pass along the following statement: "The last time Bill Clinton was in Iowa, he said he supported 'Bruce Bailey', just like Michelle Obama. These big names don't make much of a difference when it's obvious they have no idea who Congressman Braley is, let alone that he is an 8-year Congressman who skipped 75 percent of the Veterans' Affairs hearings." Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman BACKGROUND ... During His Last Trip To Iowa Bill Clinton Didn't Even Know The Name Of The ...

Fiscally Irresponsible Congressman Braley Failed To Pay Rent On Washington Home

DES MOINES – After arriving in Washington, one of the first things Congressman Braley did was fail to pay his rent on his new apartment.  According to court documents, Braley failed to pay rent and was promptly taken to court by his landlord. “Congressman Braley is so irresponsible that he failed to pay his rent for his fancy apartment in Washington after he moved in,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox.  “If Braley can’t even pay his own bills, then how can we trust him with our country’s checkbook?” BACKGROUND …  According To D.C. Court Records, Friedman Real Estate Sued Bruce Braley In 2007 For ...