Mauro Posts Bizarre Memorial Day Video

DES MOINES -- After Mauro suggested that serving in Congress requires a “different kind of courage” than the military demands, he posted an awkward and disingenuous Memorial Day video in a desperate attempt to move past his insulting comment. But it appears Mauro just can’t help himself -- he once again attacked Senator Ernst’s courage in a tweet Memorial Day morning. If Mauro thinks serving in Congress requires a different kind of courage than serving in the military, here’s a short list of Democratic elected officials and veterans that he apparently believes ...

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RPI Statement on Beto O’Rourke’s Des Moines Town Hall

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Beto O’Rourke’s town hall this evening: “It seems 2020 Democrats are terrified of taking questions from everyday Iowans. Like Kamala Harris before him, Beto O’Rourke is holding a town hall tonight filled with pre-screened audience members and Fake News CNN-approved questions. With his radical support for third-trimester abortions and socialist policies like government-run health care, it’s no surprise Beto refuses to answer tough questions from caucus-goers...

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ICYMI: Mauro Insults Veterans

DES MOINES -- Yesterday, two-time failed candidate Eddie Mauro announced he is running for office yet again -- this time against Iraq war veteran Joni Ernst. On day one, Mauro managed to anger and gravely offend every veteran across the country, suggesting that “serving in Congress requires a ‘different kind of courage’ than the military demands.” “It is shameful that Iowa Democrats think laying down one’s life for their country isn’t the kind of courage it takes to serve in Congress,” said Jeff Kaufmann, Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. “As ...

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Iowa GOP Statement on Mauro’s Senate Bid

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Eddie Mauro’s announcement: “It is thrilling to watch Democrats miserably fail in their effort to find a candidate brave enough to challenge Senator Ernst. So far, all they have is a two-time failed congressional candidate and a low-energy attorney. With an enormous war chest and a record high approval rating, Senator Ernst has worked hard to earn the trust and support of Iowans, and she is off to a strong start as she seeks to represent Iowa values for another ...

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RPI Statement on Pete Buttigieg’s Iowa Visit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Pete Buttigieg’s campaign stops this weekend: “Pete Buttigieg hasn’t been properly vetted by the American people yet, but we already know he’s fully embracing the 2020 Democrat platform of late-term abortion, government-run healthcare, abolishing the Electoral College, and court packing. The more voters learn about Buttigieg, the more they’ll realize he’s just another out-of-touch Democrat fixated on smearing President Trump while embracing socialist ...

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RPI Statement on the First Congressional District Race

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the first congressional district race: “After only five months in Congress, Abby Finkenauer has proven she's more interested in serving big donors from California than Iowans.  Finkenauer has fully embraced her role as Nancy Pelosi’s sidekick -- jetting off to Hollywood to attend swanky fundraisers and voting lock step with Pelosi on many issues that Iowans don't support like open borders. Voters in the first district know Iowa is not California, and it's time we ...

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RPI Statement on Rita Hart’s Congressional Bid

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement in response to Rita Hart’s announcement: “Rita Hart's congressional bid means one thing -- the days of her pretending to be a moderate are over. As her party continues to veer to the left, led by California liberal Nancy Pelosi and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, Hart will be forced to embrace extremist policies like the Green New Deal and open borders. Iowans continue to reject liberal policies that will bankrupt our country and they will reject Rita Hart.” ###

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RPI Statement on Cindy Axne’s Ankeny Town Hall

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding Cindy Axne’s Ankeny Town Hall this evening: “When catastrophic flooding hit Western Iowa, Rep. Cindy Axne was silent. And when Iowans began trying to pick up the pieces, D.C. turned its back on them, including Axne. She instead allowed her Democratic party bosses to play politics with flood relief funding while she posed for photo ops with victims back home. We need someone in Congress who does more than just pose for pictures, we need someone who can deliver for ...

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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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