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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RPI Statement on Kirsten Gillibrand’s Iowa Visit

DES MOINES - If you are covering Kirsten Gillibrand’s Iowa visit, please consider the following statement from Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: “Chameleon Kirsten is desperately trying to blend into the radical socialist environment that is the 2020 Democratic primary, praising out-of-touch proposals like the Green New Deal that would cost taxpayers trillions. What’s more, she’s been criticized for failing to take action when one of her employees accused a co-worker of sexual harassment, claiming she couldn’t “corroborate” the claims -- ...

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RPI Statement on 2020 Democrats Campaigning with Eric Giddens

DES MOINES - In response to Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning with State Senate candidate Eric Giddens this weekend, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement: “While Eric Giddens is running around with far-left Democrats like Warren, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, and Booker -- Washington blowhards who are so woefully out-of-touch they support radical, multi-trillion dollar socialist policies -- Walt Rogers is busy running on a record of results, having spent eight years in Des Moines securing historic levels of funding for ...

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RPI Statement on O’Rourke’s First Iowa Visit

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Robert O'Rourke's first Iowa visit:  “Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke, the new poster boy for the Democratic party, pretends to be a moderate while touting radical, trillion dollar government-run programs like the Green New Deal and single-payer health care. What’s more, he recently said he ‘absolutely’ supports tearing down the existing border wall and wants open borders. Since Iowans increasingly support the wall and want to bolster our national security, ...

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Kaufmann: Giddens’ Attacks Are Desperate and Despicable

As voters go to the polls next week in a special election for Iowa Senate District 30, the Democratic party is launching false attacks in their effort to prop up their weak candidate with a terrible record. “Eric Giddens is waging a despicable campaign against Walt Rogers. His attacks are desperate lies and a last-ditch effort to distract voters from his record of raising taxes on Iowa families and supporting extreme left-wing policies that Iowans don’t support,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. Highlights of Giddens’ troubling record: ...

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Bernie Breadlines: Socialist Sanders Wants to Make America the Next Venezuela

DES MOINES - Bernie Sanders proudly supports a radical socialist agenda that calls for an absolute disruption of our existing economic and political systems. Just two of these proposals, Medicare for All and The Green New Deal, have a combined estimated price tag of 125 trillion dollars. That’s $125,000,000,000,000. The Green New Deal alone would cost the average family $600,000. Median household income in Iowa is only about $60,000 In his own words, Sanders has blasted reporters for saying a country is doing poorly due to breadlines: “It’s funny, sometimes ...

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RPI Statement on Bernie Sanders’ Swing Through Iowa

DES MOINES - Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement in response to Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign stops: “Socialist Sanders’ radical agenda calls for a $32 trillion government takeover of health care and a $93 trillion Green New Deal, which would destroy Iowa’s rural economy. Sanders' not-so-subtle plan to turn America into a socialist regime like Venezuela is abhorrent. Sanders still refuses to condemn Maduro, even with all the political and economic chaos that has unfolded there. He might think breadlines are “a good ...

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Axne and Finkenauer Refuse to Acknowledge Border Crisis

(DES MOINES) - More than 2,000 illegal immigrants are apprehended daily at the southern border. In fact, since the beginning of the fiscal year, more than 268,000 individuals have been apprehended by border patrol agents – a 97% increase from the previous year. Yet, Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer recently voted with their party to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure our southern border. Further, Iowans against building a wall decreased by 14 percent, while those supporting a wall increased by 7 percent from just a year ago. ...

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