Kaufmann: Giddens’ Attacks Are Desperate and Despicable

As voters go to the polls next week in a special election for Iowa Senate District 30, the Democratic party is launching false attacks in their effort to prop up their weak candidate with a terrible record. “Eric Giddens is waging a despicable campaign against Walt Rogers. His attacks are desperate lies and a last-ditch effort to distract voters from his record of raising taxes on Iowa families and supporting extreme left-wing policies that Iowans don’t support,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. Highlights of Giddens’ troubling record: ...

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Bernie Breadlines: Socialist Sanders Wants to Make America the Next Venezuela

DES MOINES - Bernie Sanders proudly supports a radical socialist agenda that calls for an absolute disruption of our existing economic and political systems. Just two of these proposals, Medicare for All and The Green New Deal, have a combined estimated price tag of 125 trillion dollars. That’s $125,000,000,000,000. The Green New Deal alone would cost the average family $600,000. Median household income in Iowa is only about $60,000 In his own words, Sanders has blasted reporters for saying a country is doing poorly due to breadlines: “It’s funny, sometimes ...

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RPI Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Swing Through Iowa

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign stops: “Socialist Sanders’ radical agenda calls for a $32 trillion government takeover of health care and a $93 trillion Green New Deal, which would destroy Iowa’s rural economy. Sanders' not-so-subtle plan to turn America into a socialist regime like Venezuela is abhorrent. Sanders still refuses to condemn Maduro, even with all the political and economic chaos that has unfolded there. He might think breadlines are “a good ...

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Axne and Finkenauer Refuse to Acknowledge Border Crisis

(DES MOINES) - More than 2,000 illegal immigrants are apprehended daily at the southern border. In fact, since the beginning of the fiscal year, more than 268,000 individuals have been apprehended by border patrol agents – a 97% increase from the previous year. Yet, Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer recently voted with their party to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure our southern border. Further, Iowans against building a wall decreased by 14 percent, while those supporting a wall increased by 7 percent from just a year ago. ...

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RPI Statement on Elizabeth Warren’s Visit

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Elizabeth Warren’s Iowa campaign stops: “Since launching her presidential bid, Elizabeth Warren's campaign has been bogged down by her fraudulent Native American claims. But what's also offensive is her support for socialist policies that pose a threat to our most basic liberties and freedoms, like the $93 trillion Green New Deal and the $32 trillion plan for a complete government takeover of health care. Warren's tax-hiking agenda would completely disrupt ...

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Iowa GOP Responds to Mauro’s Deceitful Attack Ad

(DES MOINES) - In response to failed congressional and state house candidate Eddie Mauro’s blatantly false attacks on Senator Ernst, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement: “Eddie Mauro’s corrupt, dark-money machine is already launching disingenuous attacks on Senator Ernst. Despite the ad’s claims, tax cuts have unleashed unprecedented economic growth, and Senator Ernst continues cutting pork in Washington -- most recently exposing failed billion-dollar government projects. Meanwhile, Mauro’s far-left comrades are ...

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RPI Statement on Kamala Harris’ Visit

(DES MOINES) - In response to Kamala Harris making another swing through Iowa, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement: “During her last dash through Iowa, Kamala Harris held a town hall with a friendly, pre-screened audience and accidentally revealed the Democratic party’s intention to destroy private health insurance. Now we’re left wondering what radical position she will take this time. It’ll be hard to outdo her embrace of multi-trillion dollar socialist policies that would destroy Iowa’s economy, but if anyone can ...

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Walt Rogers Announces Run for Iowa Senate in SD-30 Special Election

Today, former state representative Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Senate District 30. Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010 and served until January of 2019. Rogers resigned his position on the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board this morning. A special nominating convention will be held on Monday, February 25 to fill the vacancy for Iowa Senate District 30. “Serving the people of Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo in the Iowa House of Representatives was one of my ...

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RPI Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Bid

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders entering the 2020 race: “Bernie Sanders has gone from socialist pipe dream to Democrat-socialist mainstream as his party races to a government takeover of our economy. Venezuela is just the latest economic corpse, demonstrating a stark reminder of socialism’s long and murderous journey of cataclysmic failures. Socialism is a ruinous cancer to the freedoms we enjoy, not some utopian oceanside paradise of the la-la land left. And ...

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RPI Statement on Kirsten Gillibrand’s Iowa Visit

(DES MOINES) - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign stops in the state: “Those in the so-called resistance movement, spearheaded by far-left Senators like Kirsten Gillibrand, will do anything they can to tear down the progress President Trump has made. Gillibrand even recently said she could support a plan to tear down the existing border wall. While this may sound appealing to an out-of-touch opportunist like Senator Gillibrand, Iowans demand a safe and secure America ...

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