109 results for tag: Bruce Braley


Bruce Braley’s Awful Week

Happy Saturday –  With just 17 days until the election, here’s the news that drove the week in Iowa …  On Sunday, the Des Moines Register reported that former Governor Mitt Romney stumped for Joni Ernst.  Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped for 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa on Sunday night … Romney called the state senator from Red Oak an "extraordinary breath of fresh air" and a "person of unprecedented character and ability" and warmly identified her as a "farm girl" – a label Branstad and Reynolds also applied to her on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that ...

Braley Quietly Releases Ad On Friday Night

In a move that is reserved for desperate campaigns, last night Congressman Braley released an ad regarding outsourcing that PolitiFact has already said is false. In fact, Braley knows his ad is so untrue that he hasn’t even put the spot on his own website. If you’re reporting on Congressman Braley’s latest misleading ad, then below is a statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Congressman Braley is scraping at the bottom of the barrel, as his attack about outsourcing has already been deemed false by PolitiFact. After 8 failed years in Washington, it’s no wonder Congressman Braley is running the most negative ...

KCRG-TV Confirms Congressman Braley Voted To Bar Funding Against ANY Combat Mission In Iraq Against ISIS

CONCLUSION: "Braley’s June vote was clearly against funding combat operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq. His own statement in the debate seemingly contradicts his assertion that it had nothing to do with ISIS but rather whether U.S. troops should be deployed. The situation in Iraq and opinions of many Americans have changed since then but that does not change Braley’s vote. ... He also voted for an amendment that would have made it illegal to direct military spending to combat operations in Iraq. We rate this ad as true." FACT CHECK: Senate Candidates Spar on ISIS KCRG Adam Carros October 17, 2014 http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/fact...

Joni Ernst Slams Bruce Braley As ‘Wishy-Washy’ On Islamic State

Joni Ernst Slams Bruce Braley As ‘Wishy-Washy’ On Islamic State The Washington Free Beacon Daniel Wiser October 17, 2014 http://freebeacon.com/politics/joni-ernst-slams-bruce-braley-as-wishy-washy-on-islamic-state/ Foreign policy now a prominent issue in Iowa Senate race Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa Senate candidate and Iraq War veteran, blasted her Democratic opponent Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) on Friday for switching his position on battling Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Ernst frequently reminds Iowa voters that “my boots were on that ground” when she discusses the U.S.-led coalition to defeat IS. Foreign ...

Braley Admits He’s Part Of The Problem In Washington

Braley’s closing remarks is similar to his recent ad where he tells voters that he and his colleagues on Capitol Hill spend too much time talking at each other and not enough time getting things done. That is an indictment of his own record. Not only has Congressman Braley voted with Nancy Pelosi over 95 percent of the time, he’s only been able to get 1 bill signed into law during his 8 years in Congress. If you’re reporting on this, below is a statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “After voting with Nancy Pelosi over 95 percent of the time and only get 1 bill in 8 years signed into law, Congressman Braley admitted ...

Joni Ernst To Congressman Braley: You Said You Wouldn’t Change Anything In Obamacare

  JONI ERNST:  Under Obamacare, there are still 31 million Americans that will not have health care. The Congressman has stated costs will not go up, but we are seeing heavy increasing costs because of policy cancellations. You’ve stated just a few years back that you would not change a thing about Obamacare, and yet today you are saying, opps yeah we do need to make some changes to the bill. You said you read every page of this bill. You tabbed it, you highlighted it. So either you didn't understand what was in the bill or you were misleading Iowans and I don't know which one is worse. Flashback To The 2010 Debate   Braley Said On ...

Bruce Braley Blasted The Chamber Of Commerce Over Tort Reform

  BACKGROUND …Tort Litigation Adds More Than $250 Billion To Cost Of HealthcareTort Litigation Costs More Than $250 Billion And 27 Cents Of Every Healthcare Dollar Goes Towards Litigation. “Tort litigation costs Americans more than $250 billion, that’s the equivalent to 2.2 percent of GDP and roughly $838 per person, according to Towers Watson.  This has real economic consequences. In healthcare alone, it’s estimated that tort reform could eliminate up 27 percent of medical costs. In other words, 27 cents of every healthcare dollar goes toward litigation.”(America's Ongoing Tort Litigation Nightmare, Forbes, 01/09/12)...

Congressman Braley Brags About His Ability To Chase Ambulances In Washington

Congressman Braley Brags About His Ability To Chase Ambulances In Washington DES MOINES – Before he delivered the closing argument in support of ObamaCare, Congressman Braley bragged about how hard he fought to keep tort reform amendments from ending up in the healthcare law. “Congressman Braley can chase down an ambulance better than anyone else in Washington, as he proudly bragged about keeping tort reform out of ObamaCare,”said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “While it’s a boon for his trial lawyer buddies, Braley’s determination to keep tort reform out of ObamaCare did nothing to address to the rising cost of ...

Response To Warren’s Visit To Iowa For Braley

If you’re reporting on the news that Massachusetts liberal Elizabeth Warren is set to campaign for Congressman Bruce Braley, then wanted to pass along the following statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren proudly said the she and Congressman Braley share the same values, which is disturbing given that she fiercely opposes support for farmers in Iowa. Given his allegiance to Senator Warren and her crusade against helping farmers, it’s clear Congressman Braley cannot be trusted.” Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman BACKGROUND … Elizabeth Warren Says Congressman ...

Response To O’Malley’s Visit To Iowa For Braley

With Congressman Bruce Braley campaigning with the Governor of Maryland today, wanted to pass along the following statement from the Republican Party of Iowa: “After giving us an update on his Baltimore Orioles in last night’s debate, it’s only fitting for Congressman Braley to spend today with the Governor of Maryland. Braley’s agenda of higher taxes and more spending fits more with Maryland than Iowa and it’s just another reminder why we can’t trust the Congressman.” Jahan Wilcox, Republican Party of Iowa spokesman BACKGROUND … “[Braley] also attempted a lighter moment that fell flat, reporting the score of the Orioles' ...