Iowa GOP unveils major revelation about Hatch’s legislative maneuvering for personal financial gain

DES MOINES—The Republican Party of Iowa held a press conference this afternoon at the Iowa State Capitol to unveil a major revelation about the questionable legislative maneuvering of state Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, to benefit his real estate development firm. In the 2013 legislative session, state Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, introduced a bill to reduce the maximum amount of developer tax credits through the Iowa Finance Authority from 15 to 10 percent. Senate Democrats assigned the bill, S.F. 95, to Hatch, the flailing Democrat nominee for governor. Hatch ...

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Bruce Braley Blasted The Chamber Of Commerce Over Tort Reform

DES MOINES – In an effort to help trial lawyers, Bruce Braley proudly penned an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, where he ruthlessly attacked the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over tort reform.  Braley claimed that tort reform was an all-out attack on trial lawyers.   “The Chamber of Commerce helps small businesses across our state, yet Bruce Braley views them as the enemy because they want to limit frivolous lawsuits,” said Iowa Republican Party Chairman Jeff Kaufmann.  “Braley's decision to fight for frivolous lawsuits tells you everything about his ...

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WHO-TV: Republican Chair Calls Out Jack Hatch

DES MOINES, Iowa–Republicans are taking a swing at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch saying he mixed his legislative work with his personal business interests. The chair of the Iowa Republican Party is accusing Jack Hatch of shelving a bill that would have reduced low-income tax credits for developers. The bill, Senate File 95, was introduced during the 2013 legislative session and assigned to a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Hatch. “Sen. Hatch decided he was not going to call a subcommittee, so you have a bill that if that bill passes he would probably ...

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Bruce Braley Called For Raising The Social Security Retirement Age

DES MOINES – The Republican Party of Iowa is reminding voters that Washington liberal Bruce Braley has called for raising the Social Security retirement age. As the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: "However, he's willing to consider all options when it comes to ensuring the program's long-term viability. … However, there aren't many options he would rule out.  Braley called for 'some modest adjustments.'  With life expectancy growing, raising the retirement age - similar to the adjustment made under the Reagan administration - might be necessary, Braley ...

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Bruce Braley Can’t Be Trusted On Social Security

DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley has proven that he can't be trusted on the issue of Social Security.  Braley first said that he was for raising the retirement age, but today he announced he opposes his own idea.     As the Des Moines Register reports: “Braley told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2006 – shortly before he won his first election to Congress – that raising the retirement age might be necessary to ensure Social Security's long-term viability. … The Braley campaign on Monday clarified that he does not support raising the ...

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Bruce Braley Can’t Be Trusted On Social Security

DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley has proven that he can't be trusted on the issue of Social Security. Braley first said that he was for raising the retirement age, but today he announced he opposes his own idea. As the Des Moines Register reports: “Braley told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2006 – shortly before he won his first election to Congress – that raising the retirement age might be necessary to ensure Social Security's long-term viability. … The Braley campaign on Monday clarified that he does not support raising the retirement …” ...

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Bruce Braley Called For Raising The Social Security Retirement Age

DES MOINES – The Republican Party of Iowa is reminding voters that Washington liberal Bruce Braley has called for raising the Social Security retirement age. As the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: "However, he's willing to consider all options when it comes to ensuring the program's long-term viability. … However, there aren't many options he would rule out. Braley called for 'some modest adjustments.' With life expectancy growing, raising the retirement age - similar to the adjustment made under the Reagan administration - might be necessary, Braley said. (James ...

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Democrat Jim Webb Undercuts Bruce Braley’s False Attack Against Joni Ernst

DEMOCRAT JIM WEBB:  "I’m not a big believer in the government directing outcomes.  I’m a big believer in letting the market forces work when you can." REPORTER:  "Specifically to this next part.  See if it sounds more like Joni Ernst’s position on this rather than Bruce Braley.  Remember Ernst has said in a perfect world, no energy sector would get subsides. Here’s what Webb says." DEMOCRAT JIM WEBB:  "In a perfect world, we should be looking at all different opportunities to make us energy independent.  I think we’ve done a pretty good job at that ...

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The Weekly Roundup

Good afternoon - Between voting against a pay raise for our troops, soliciting veterans on Craigslist for their support and failing to capture the endorsement from the Iowa Farm Bureau, it was another tough week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. The News The Drove The Week … WHO-TV reports on Bruce Braley's flailing campaign: U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley, a Brooklyn Democrat, has faced criticism for talking down to farmers, skipping veterans hearings in Congress and failing to find an “Iowa nice” way of settling a dispute with a neighbor over ...

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Gazette: It’s time for action, new Iowa GOP chair telling party

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s go time for Iowa Republicans, according to the state party’s new chairman, Jeff Kaufmann, who seems to be taking his own advice to heart. He’s put on more than 5,000 miles since becoming chairman in late June. Tuesday, before delivering an update to the Linn County GOP in Cedar Rapids, he had been in Iowa City, Davenport and Des Moines — in that order. “I don’t know if I’m delivering the right message, but by golly, people are going to hear it,” Kaufmann told about 100 people at the Linn County Central Committee meeting. Right or ...

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