Carrie Koelker Launches Campaign for Iowa Senate District 29

DYERSVILLE, IA – Today, Carrie Koelker officially announced her candidacy for Iowa Senate District 29.  Koelker will challenge incumbent Senator Tod Bowman in November 2018. As a lifelong Iowan, Koelker understands what makes our communities special. She will put that knowledge and expertise to work for Iowans in Senate District 29. Through her work at the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association – where she has served as executive director since 2000 – and the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, Koelker has over two decades of experience streng...

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Shannon Latham Launches Campaign for Iowa Senate District 27

SHEFFIELD, IA – Today, Shannon Latham officially announced her candidacy for Iowa Senate District 27. Latham will challenge incumbent Senator Amanda Ragan in November 2018. Shannon Latham is co-owner and vice president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, an independent, family-owned seed company that brings world-class technology home to rural communities throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The company was founded in 2004 by her husband, third-generation seedsman John Latham. Prior to joining the family business full-time in 2007, Latham ...

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Chris Cournoyer Launches Campaign for Iowa Senate District 49

LE CLAIRE, IA – Today, Chris Cournoyer officially announced her candidacy for Iowa Senate District 49.  Cournoyer will challenge incumbent Senator Rita Hart in November 2018. Cournoyer launched her campaign with a rally at the Mississippi River Distilling Company in Le Claire. In her remarks to supporters, Cournoyer highlighted the overwhelming encouragement from her community as her inspiration to run for the Iowa Senate. As a small business owner, mother of four children, and president of the Pleasant Valley Community School Board, Chris Cournoyer is passionate ...

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The 2017 Reagan Dinner

Have you heard? Sean Spicer will be joining us for our 2017 Reagan Dinner, featuring RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. You know Sean from his time as President Trump's press secretary and his highly rated press briefings. As one of the President's closest advisers, he'll be able to give us a behind the scenes look at the Trump White House. I hope you join us on November 8th to hear what Sean has to say! It's going to be a fantastic evening - look forward to seeing you there!   What: The Iowa GOP’s Annual Reagan Dinner When: November 8, 2017, ...

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Jacobsen Nominated in House District 22 Nominating Convention

This past Tuesday evening, Jon Jacobsen (R-Council Bluffs) was nominated as the Republican candidate for the special election in House District 22 on June 27, 2017. Jacobsen is the Senior Trust Officer and Vice President at Security National Bank in Council Bluffs.  Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President at Treynor State Bank for 11 years.  For the last three years, he co-hosted the weekly radio program, ”You Ain’t Heard Nothing,” on Saturday mornings on KMA radio. As a banker, Jacobsen will bring a great deal of experience to the Legislature.  ...

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Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann’s Statement on Ronna Romney McDaniel as RNC Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 15, 2016 Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann's Statement on President-Elect Trump's Choice of Ronna Romney McDaniel as Next RNC Chair DES MOINES-- Yesterday President-Elect Donald Trump announced Ronna Romney McDaniel as his choice to replace outgoing Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus. In response, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann stated, “Iowans were overwhelming in their support for Donald Trump. The choice of Ronna Romney McDaniel as the next Chair of the Republican National Committee is yet ...

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Iowa GOP Statement on Governor Terry Branstad’s Appointment as U.S. Ambassador to China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Iowa GOP Statement on Governor Terry Branstad’s Appointment as U.S. Ambassador to China DES MOINES-- Preceding a visit to Des Moines on Thursday, President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had been chosen to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China. “I commend President-Elect Donald Trump for his decision to appoint Governor Terry Branstad as America’s ambassador to China,” stated Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “Over the decades as Governor, Terry ...

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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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