2 results for tag: Cedar Rapids


ICYMI: Politics is a team sport—why I always vote straight ticket

FYI: The following post first appeared on hawkeyegop.com, the website of Iowa GOP State Central Committee member David Chung: I hear it every election year from friends and family, “I look at the issues and candidates and always vote for the best person regardless of party.” Sometimes, it is said matter-of-factly, sometimes it is said condescendingly but it is always said sincerely. The implication is that only the naive or uninformed vote straight ticket. Nothing could be further from the truth. In nearly every election, I have had the opportunity to talk to my party’s candidate for every office from county supervisor to president. ...

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 not, Kaufmann’s message to his fellow Republicans is to get busy, focus on the ...