#ThrowbackThursday: The Democrats’ Out-of-Touch Tour Continues

Des Moines, IA - On this edition of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at when Democrats running for Governor appeared at the Red White and Blue Gala in Davenport last weekend. The event turned out to be another commemoration of just how out of touch Democrats are with reality. The Democrats’ Out-of-Touch Tour: Sir Frederick Hubbell declared his appearance at the gala was part of his “farm tour.” Where’s the farm, Fred? Hubbell continues to display how out of touch he is living in his own #HubbellBubble, given he thinks that appearing at a fundraising gala ...

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RPI Statement on Misleading Associated Press Story on Secretary of State Paul Pate

Des Moines, IA - Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Jesse Dougherty released the following statement regarding the misleading story published by the Associated Press on Secretary of State Paul Pate: “The recent Associated Press story published on Secretary of State Paul Pate was totally unsupported by the facts. As a standard, we expect members of the media to fact check their stories before publishing, but Ryan Foley and the Associated Press neglected to wait for either an opinion from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board or a statement from the ...

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On Tax Day, a Reminder that Finkenauer Stands with Pelosi on Tax Cuts

Des Moines, IA - This Tax Day will mark the last time Iowans will need to file with the outdated federal tax code. Thanks to Republicans, we’ll now see tax cuts across the board for hardworking Iowans. But voters should also be reminded that Democrats - including DC's favorite in IA-01, Abby Finkenauer - would vote to repeal the tax cuts. Rod Blum’s vote to lower taxes will result in an average tax cut of $2,564 for a typical family of four in IA-01. But like her backer San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi, Finkenauer would stand with DC Democrats and join their parade ...

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Tax Day: A Great Reminder That Democrats Are Standing Against All Tax Cuts

Des Moines, IA - Today is Tax Day, a friendly reminder of the deadline for Iowans to file their taxes. It also serves as a reminder of the burden an overly complex and arduous tax code creates for taxpayers. Over the past year, Republicans have made tax reform a priority - overhauling the federal tax code for the first time in 30 years, and Republicans in the statehouse are following suit to modernize our own state’s tax code. But throughout the debate, we’re seeing one common theme: Democrats are opposing tax cuts and disregarding reform across the board. Whether ...

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ICYMI: Democrats love unions; Just not for their own campaign workers

Des Moines, IA - Democrats are no stranger to labeling themselves as champions for labor unions. But a new group is now openly pushing back, asking Democrats to stop merely paying lip service. Campaign Workers Guild is forming new unions for Democrat campaigns, asking candidates to put their money where their mouth is and unionize. Just last week, Cathy Glasson’s campaign announced they would be the first campaign to unionize in Iowa. But Fred Hubbell, John Norris, and Nate Boulton - who are quick to talk about collective bargaining and wear labor issues on their ...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Democrats Were the Last Party to Cut K-12 Education Funding

Des Moines, IA - On this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we remember the last time that K-12 education funding was cut in Iowa. Hint: it wasn’t under Republicans. #ThrowbackThursday: Democrats Cut K-12 Funding Despite Democrats attempts to make Iowa’s current education system seem like armageddon - the facts are that the state’s education funding is bucking national trends, teacher pay is ranked in the top ten, and per pupil funding is outpacing inflation. But there’s another kicker: when Democrats are yelling from their legislative bench or their campaign ...

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ICYMI: Cathy Glasson’s Campaign Becomes the First in Iowa to Unionize; Are Iowa Democrats Following Suit?

Des Moines - Today, Cathy Glasson announced that her campaign will be the first to unionize in Iowa. For weeks, RPI has been calling on Democrats to put their money where their mouth is - if they're going to place collective bargaining front and center in their campaigns, it's only fair that they should lead by example and extend collective bargaining benefits to their employees. We’re glad to see that Glasson is leading by example in the far left primary and keeping her promises. With Glasson now setting the standard - will the rest of the Democrats agree to do the ...

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Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver on Tonight’s Special Election Results

Des Moines, IA - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement regarding Annette Sweeney’s victory in the Senate District 25 special election: “Tonight, the voters of the 25th Senate District reiterated their support for strong conservative leadership by electing Annette Sweeney to the Iowa Senate. Annette will always stand up for rural Iowans, and her strong record for Iowa agriculture will be welcomed in our state legislature. I’m thrilled to be able to work alongside Annette’s vision as we build a better future for our ...

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Liberal John Norris Takes Extreme Stance on the Minimum Wage

Des Moines, IA - In the race to the far (and we mean far) left, Democrats running for Governor are eagerly taking the chance to label themselves as the most liberal candidate in the race. At a forum this past weekend, Democrats were asked about their stance on the minimum wage. While all Democrats assumed their party’s required position of a government mandated $15 minimum wage - except for elitist Fred Hubbell, who's eagerly awaiting polling results before he makes up his mind - liberal John Norris bested all of the other Democrats to call for an immediate minimum ...

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In Iowa, Republicans Deliver On Promises; Democrats Oppose Progress

Des Moines, IA - This year’s legislative session has been marked by movement on several issues including healthcare, education, mental health and more - and Governor Reynolds and Iowa Republicans are delivering on the promises they made to voters. Several major pieces of legislation proposed by Republicans - including the Future Ready Iowa plan and a healthcare bill to ease the burden of Obamacare on Iowans - passed in bipartisan fashion. But when Republicans talk about tax reform, Democrats embrace the same extreme positions embraced by their colleagues in Washington ...

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