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Gazette: GOP calls Democrats’ ‘Koch problem’ attack on Ernst ‘just bomb throwing’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Democrats launched a new salvo in their attack on Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst’s connection to the billionaire Koch brothers. “They’re trying to buy Tom Harkin’s seat,” Iowa Democratic Party Executive Director Troy Price insisted on a Wednesday conference call with reporters... Braley has benefitted, too, from out-of-state billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate PAC, which has spent $3 million in Iowa, according to Federal Election Commission data. The Democratic Senate Majority PAC has spent more than $500,000 for Braley and about $1.5 million against Ernst, FEC records show. “These are expensive races,...

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 ...