RPI Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Visit

DES MOINES -- If you are covering Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign stops, please consider the following statement from Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: “As violence unfolds in the streets of Venezuela, Bernie Sanders has remained eerily silent. We already know Sanders wants to nationalize all major industries, and he has called breadlines ‘a good thing.’ But as Maduro runs down his own people in the streets, Iowans are left wondering why Sanders has yet to condemn the Venezuelan dictator and his abhorrent actions.” ### Background: CNN: ...

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RPI Statement on Biden’s First Iowa Visit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement regarding Joe Biden’s first visit to Iowa since announcing his candidacy: “Failed policies, loss of jobs, unsecured borders -- Iowans can’t afford another Obama presidency, and that’s just what Joe Biden would be. Iowa’s unemployment rate was 3.6% at the end of the Biden-Obama administration. Under President Trump, it has now dropped by 1.2 points, hitting 2.4% last month. We will not move this country ahead by going backwards.” ###

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New reports show Axne and Finkenauer turn to coastal elites and PACs to fund campaigns

DES MOINES -- After only three months in Congress, Reps. Axne and Finkenauer have been swallowed by the D.C. swamp. Their FEC reports indicate they have once again failed Iowans, taking large sums of money from PACs and coastal elites: Cindy Axne immediately broke her campaign pledge not to accept corporate PAC money, accepting almost $125,000 from PACs Despite claiming she’s “not the right candidate for a district in California and New York,” Abby Finkenauer once again raised more money from California and New York than from her friends and neighbors in ...

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RPI Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Visit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Bernie Sanders’ campaign stops throughout the state: “It’s no coincidence that Sen. Bernie Sanders is avoiding Western Iowa during his campaign stops this weekend. Sanders was one of several Democratic U.S. Senators running for president that voted to block disaster relief funding for Iowa flood victims. In many cases, these Iowans have lost everything -- their homes, livestock and small businesses. Yet, Sanders and his colleagues come to Iowa pandering for ...

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RPI Statement on O’Rourke’s Iowa Campaign Stops

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Beto O'Rourke's upcoming Iowa campaign stops: “During his last Iowa trip, Beto O’Rourke proved he’s not ready for primetime -- he compared climate change proposals to ‘those who were on the beaches in Normandy,’ he was forced to apologize for writing a twisted murder fantasy, and Nancy Pelosi couldn’t even name a single one of his accomplishments. During this trip, Beto must condemn his fellow presidential candidates who voted to block disaster ...

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RPI Statement on 2020 Democrats Rejecting Disaster Relief Funding

DES MOINES -- In response to several 2020 Democrats voting against disaster relief funding that would provide Iowans with desperately needed assistance for flood recovery, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement: “As Iowans struggle to recover from historic flooding, Democratic presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar voted to block disaster relief funding for family farms and rural communities devastated by the floods. These candidates come to our first in the nation state begging ...

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After an Embarrassing Week in Washington, Warren is Back in Iowa

DES MOINES -- Elizabeth Warren is back in Iowa for the first time since ducking the Green New Deal vote. Despite hyping up the radical $93 trillion proposal and comparing it to the first moon landing, Warren didn’t vote “aye” -- confirming her true colors as a deceitful politician that will say or do anything just to promote herself. In another stunning display of hypocrisy, Warren claimed she had “zero” sympathy for those caught in the college admissions cheating scandal. Yet she has taken similar actions when she lied about her heritage, falsely claiming to ...

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Democrats’ Collusion Delusion Confirmed

DES MOINES -- After two years of bogus cries of collusion from obstructionist Democrats and liberal mainstream media, Attorney General Barr and Robert Mueller have concluded there was no collusion or obstruction. Of course, this confirms what we have known all along -- those suffering from Trump derangement syndrome and unhinged Democrats blew this way out of proportion in their refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election. The topic has rarely been mentioned in Iowa, proving voters in the Hawkeye state already knew the investigation was overblown: Read on ...

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Iowa GOP Statement on Conclusion of the Mueller Investigation

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the Mueller investigation: ​"Those suffering from Trump derangement syndrome just can't seem to get out of their own way. Coastal elites and mainstream media have spent the past two years hyperventilating and making fools of themselves, to tell us what we already knew -- there was no collusion and no obstruction." ###

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Axne Set to Face Iowans at First Town Hall

DES MOINES - Cindy Axne is holding her first town hall tomorrow after being in office for three months, finally giving Iowans an opportunity to hold her accountable. Axne’s first vote was to crown Nancy Pelosi Speaker, and she’s been ignoring constituents and answering to the party boss ever since. With her alarming history of dodging questions, it would be no surprise if Axne rigs the town hall and receives softball, pre-screened questions -- but after three months of siding with coastal donors and far-left Democrats, Iowans deserve answers: On the campaign ...

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