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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In Case You Missed It: Cindy Axne Takes the Day Off to Play Political Games

DES MOINES -- Yesterday, Cindy Axne falsely claimed she was uninvited to a White House tour in her district. Turns out, she was never invited on the tour in the first place. Axne chose to whip up a political charade and (again) failed to represent her constituents -- skipping a bipartisan White House event that she actually was invited to. The real kicker? Cindy Axne missed all FOUR VOTES the House took yesterday. “It’s a shame Cindy Axne was too busy conjuring up a false narrative and throwing a fit to show up for her constituents yesterday,” said Jeff ...

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RPI Launches 2020DemCircus.com Ahead of Democrats’ Hall of Fame Dinner

DES MOINES -- With over two-dozen liberals running for president, the 2020 Democratic primary has become a far-left circus. As these clowns gather under the big top in Cedar Rapids, they’ll be showcasing all of their outrageous acts -- like Magic Bernie’s apparent ability to make $126 trillion appear out of thin air. Today, the Republican Party of Iowa launched 2020DemCircus.com to showcase the comedic positions of the theatrical 2020 Democratic candidates. Programming Note: There are plenty of clowns to go around, so you might want to grab some cotton candy ...

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Theresa Greenfield’s No Good, Very Bad Campaign Launch

DES MOINES -- After officially launching her campaign for U.S. Senate yesterday, Theresa Greenfield claims in her highly produced web video that she is ready to get her hands dirty. Yet it appears she doesn’t have any planned events in the state, begging the question: Why isn’t she out there meeting with Iowans? In the first 24 hours of her campaign, the Des Moines real estate executive: Conveniently left out of her bio that she grew up in Minnesota. Has been avoiding questions from voters because she’s the liberal Washington establishment’s candidate ...

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RPI Statement on Greenfield’s Senate Candidacy

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Theresa Greenfield’s challenge to Senator Ernst: “In a primary filled with lackluster candidates, Theresa Greenfield is the Democrats’ latest lame attempt to find an ill-advised candidate to challenge Senator Ernst. Greenfield wants to join the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris in the Senate, where she would fit right in with their tax-hiking agenda of government-run health care and the Green New Deal. “From the battlefields of ...

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