RELEASE: SEN ERNST: MOWRER AND JUDGE’S SILENCE ON SARAHS LAW IS DEAFENING

SEN ERNST: MOWRER AND JUDGE'S SILENCE ON SARAHS LAW IS DEAFENING Earlier today Sen. Joni Ernst published an op-ed in the Des Moines Register castigating Jim Mowrer and Patty Judge for their opposition to Sarah’s Law, a commonsense bill to ensure illegal immigrants under arrest for murder aren’t able to flee the United States. It’s been more than week since Jim Mowrer’s shocking refusal to support this bipartisan, desperately necessary legislation. Statement from Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: “Sarah Root’s mother, father, and Senator Joni Ernst have all ...

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RELEASE: RPI STATEMENT ON JIM MOWRER NOT SUPPORTING SARAH’S LAW

DES MOINES- The Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement after Jim Mowrer stated that he would not support Sarah's Law in tonight's Third Congressional District Debate: "A Congressman's most important responsibility is protecting the lives of the most vulnerable. For Sarah and the citizens of our great state, Jim Mowrer should be ashamed of himself for not supporting the Sarah's Law legislation." CLICK HERE TO WATCH JIM MOWRER REFUSE TO SUPPORT SARAH'S LAW

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RELEASE:RPI STATEMENT ON FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE

CEDAR RAPIDS- The Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement after the First Congressional District debate: "The clear lack of depth and substantive solutions to the issues facing Iowas from Monica Vernon was the second most impressive thing at tonight's First Congressional District Debate. The first was Congressman Rod Blum's knowledge on the issues. It was clear after watching this debate why Monica Vernon refused to debate Congressman Blum for so long. The First District deserves someone who knows the issues and is going to be ...

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RELEASE: Mowrer in Hot Water with FEC?

DES MOINES - Jim Mowrer has benefitted from potentially illegal coordination between the DCCC and his campaign, according to an FEC complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust. Legally, Mowrer is allowed to coordinate on $48,100 with the Democratic Congressional Committee, but has exploited a loophole in FEC law to coordinate on more than $700,000 in expenditures. His actions, along with other Democratic candidates across the U.S., were the subject of a Politico article published earlier this week. “These raise very tricky questions” ...

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RELEASE: WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE

(DES MOINES) – The Patty Judge campaign for U.S. Senate has received two newspaper endorsements in recent weeks, though it’s unclear if they preferred the one calling her “obnoxious” and wishing “pain” upon her from it, or if it was the one touting her “ineffective, almost invisible, campaign.” With friends like these… From The Storm Lake Times: Patty Judge is obnoxious. She ran off our friend Jeff Vonk as director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources — the biggest champion Storm Lake had in Des Moines We have waited many years to ...

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RELEASE: More Bad News for Iowa Democrats

DES MOINES- With Election Day quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats are working tirelessly to capture the support necessary to claim victory in November. Democrats are seeing abysmal numbers when it comes to absentee ballot requests and Republicans are seeing massive percentage gains -- pointing to the growing momentum amongst Iowa Republicans. ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS   PARTY September 30th October 17th Difference % Republican 36,914 131,267 94,353 256% Democrat 81,960 157,265 75,305 92% No Party ...

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ICYMI: Cook Political Report Upgrades IA-03

Earlier today the Cook Political Report moved IA-03’s Congressional Race between Rep. David Young and flailing Jim Mowrer from “tossup” to “Lean Republican.” This marks the final election rating report to move IA-03 in David Young’s favor. From Cook Political Report: Young, a freshman and former aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley, started out the cycle relatively undefined, but has bolstered his standing with a series of ads framing him as an anti-politician. Democrat Jim Mowrer is playing up his military service in Iraq and is hitting Young on abortion. But ...

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RELEASE: The Republican Party of Iowa is Closing “The Gap”

DES MOINES- With only 25 days until Election Day, Chairman Jeff Kauffmann and the Republican Party of Iowa expressed confidence that Republicans will have the votes needed to turn Iowa red in November. Historically, Republicans vote on Election Day in higher numbers and Democrats tend to vote by mail or by absentee ballot in higher numbers. However, as of yesterday, Democrats are down 52,156 absentee ballot requests compared to the same point in 2012. The difference between the total Democrat absentee ballot requests and total Republican absentee ballot requests is ...

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RELEASE: Trump Campaign Announces Iowa Veterans for Trump Coalition

DES MOINES, IA – The Trump-Pence Campaign today launched Iowa Veterans for Trump, a coalition comprised of over 160 former officers and enlisted service membersfrom the Hawkeye State.   Three coalition members, veterans Harold Johnson, Bob Gleason, and Evan Hultman, spoke on behalf of Donald Trump's candidacy and his vision to keep America safe. "We are proud today to join the more than 200 admirals, generals, and Medal of Honor recipients who have now publicly endorsed Mr. Trump to serve as Commander-in-Chief," said Iowa Veterans for Trump Honorary Chairman ...

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HABITUAL NO SHOW: Judge absent from the campaign trail as Obamacare losses mount

DES MOINES– Less than six weeks until the election, and living up to her notoriously shoddy attendance record, Patty Judge continues to duck voters, holding no public events and instead appearing in a bizarre, rambling video with a Minnesota media personality. Now, Wellmark is announcing reduced coverage and a $99 million loss due to Obamacare, which Patty Judge applauded as it passed through Congress. She last week told the Ottumwa Courier that “affordable healthcare delivery is of great importance to her” and telling the Muscatine Journal in 2010 she ...

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