Cindy Axne Silent After Illegal Immigrant Accused of Murdering Her Constituents

COUNCIL BLUFFS -- During a press conference in Council Bluffs this afternoon, Michelle Root spoke about the consequences of our broken immigration system. Her daughter, Sarah Root, was killed in a car accident by an illegal immigrant who had been deported twice. Last week, a twice-deported illegal immigrant became the main suspect in a Des Moines triple homicide. One of these tragedies is too many, but now several innocent Iowans have had their lives taken by illegal immigrants. But if 2020 Democrats have their way, illegal immigration would be decriminalized, and ...

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Speaker Upmeyer Applauds Women for Trump Coalition

DES MOINES -- Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer released the following statement regarding the launch of the Women for Trump coalition: “Under President Trump’s administration, women’s unemployment is at a 70 year low, the Child Tax Credit was doubled, and the number of women in poverty fell by 600,000. While 2020 Democrats travel the state touting an agenda that would undo this historic progress, President Trump’s Administration continues standing up for women who have often felt left behind -- I applaud Lara Trump, Ronna McDaniel, and all members of the ...

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2020 Democrats will Lend Their Ears at Today’s Corn Feed, but They Won’t Offer a Kernel of Truth

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Several 2020 Democrats will attend Progress Iowa’s Corn Feed this afternoon, giving them an opportunity to see the positive impact crop farmers have on Iowa’s economy. Unfortunately, candidates will be focused on buttering up caucus-goers, hiding their real agenda that would make corn growers say “Shucks!” In 2017, Iowa exported more than $1.6 billion worth of corn. That’s a whole lot of yellow! The USMCA would foster prosperous relationships with Mexico and Canada & benefit Iowa corn growers, yet Democrats continue ...

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Pelosi Puppets Axne and Finkenauer Put the Swamp’s Needs Ahead of Iowans

DES MOINES -- Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer’s records are getting worse as their time in Congress drags on. Instead of doing what’s best for their constituents, it’s clear they are content with being nothing more than Pelosi puppets. With everything Iowans stand to gain from USMCA, it has been endorsed by several Iowa associations, businesses, and chambers of commerce. In 2018, 45 percent of Iowa’s total exports went to Canada and Mexico, making these countries Iowa’s top two trading partners. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer are letting Nancy Pelosi hold ...

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Kamala Harris’ Hypocritical Comments on North Korea Put Politics Over Peace

As Cindy Axne links arms with Harris, Iowans want to know where she stands on efforts to denuclearize North Korea DES MOINES -- On Sunday, President Donald Trump made history and became the first sitting U.S. President to enter North Korea. As a result of this historic meeting, North Korea has agreed to resume denuclearization talks. In 2017, Kamala Harris argued that “we must work to de-escalate tensions with North Korea.” Yet in a stunning display of hypocrisy, Sen. Harris scoffed at the President’s historic visit this week, calling it a “photo-op.”  W...

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RPI Statement on Night Two of the 2020 Democratic Debates

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the first 2020 Democratic debates: “The last two nights prove 2020 Democrats will continue tripping over themselves in their race to the left. It’s a race to determine which out-of-touch liberal will raise your taxes the highest, steal your insurance, open our borders, and see which clown will hand out the most free stuff, without any plan to pay for it. With their outrageous agenda, it’s increasingly clear who the ultimate winner ...

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RPI Statement on the First 2020 Democratic Debate

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to the first 2020 Democratic debate: “Tonight we heard a lot of the same socialist rhetoric that 2020 Democrats have been spewing across Iowa for months now. They continue to embrace government-run health care and the Green New Deal, which would cost taxpayers a whopping $124 trillion. While this might be appealing to a New York liberal like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, these policies would cripple Iowa’s small businesses and our agriculture industry. It is ludicr...

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New Website Targets Greenfield, Mauro and Graham’s Failure to Hold Town Halls

DES MOINES – Democrats Theresa Greenfield, Eddie Mauro and Kimberly Graham have been in the race for U.S. Senate for weeks and almost months now, but they have yet to hold a public town hall to discuss the issues facing Iowans or even offer an issues section on their websites. Today, the Republican Party of Iowa launched DodgingDemocrats.com to hold these Democrats accountable and keep track of how many days it has been since they have held public town halls. Here in Iowa, folks expect candidates to hold town halls and answer the tough questions from voters and the ...

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ICYMI: Vilsack Calls for Ratification of USMCA, Axne and Finkenauer Remain Silent

DES MOINES -- Last week, former Democratic Iowa Governor and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack called for the immediate ratification of President Trump’s trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, -- correctly pointing out that “millions of jobs are impacted by this.” In 2018, 45 percent of Iowa’s total exports went to Canada and Mexico, making these countries Iowa’s top two trading partners. With everything Iowans stand to gain from this trade deal, it has been endorsed by several Iowa associations, businesses, and chambers of commerce. Yet Cindy Axne and Abby Finken...

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RPI Statement on President Trump’s 2020 Campaign Kick-off

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s 2020 campaign kick-off: “After eight years of broken Democratic policies, President Trump has ushered in a new wave of American success. Over six million jobs have been created, the unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years, E-15 is now available year-round, and unfair trade deals are being renegotiated. Iowans have benefited greatly from the President’s America First agenda, and we cannot turn the clock back on this progress -- we need four ...

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