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Iowa GOP chair: Anti-jobs, anti-transparency agenda of Hatch on display in Burlington debate

BURLINGTON, Iowa—Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann highlighted the anti-jobs and anti-transparency agenda of state Sen. Jack Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat, after the second debate of the 2014 gubernatorial cycle. "There is a reason that voters in Iowa don't support and don't trust Jack Hatch: he is running a campaign on an anti-jobs and anti-transparency agenda," said Kaufmann, a seventh-generation livestock farmer and community college professor from Wilton. "Jack Hatch aggressively attacks good jobs in Southeast Iowa, but he maneuvered behind the scenes to kill legislation that would hurt his own bank account," Kaufmann ...

Iowa GOP: Biden uses taxpayer funded Iowa trip for partisan stump speech

DES MOINES—Republican Party of Iowa leaders criticized Vice President Joe Biden for using his official office to pay for a partisan, campaign trip to Iowa in the home stretch of the midterm elections. "I'd love nothing more than for Joe Biden to be a 2016 presidential candidate," said Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa and a seventh-generation livestock farmer from Wilton. "If that wish won't come true, then I'd at least wish he would campaign on his own dime and not bill the taxpayers of Iowa and America." "Time and time again, when I served in the Iowa House of Representatives, I saw Republicans stand with the ...

Another Bruising Week For Bruce Braley

Happy Saturday – It was another bruising week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. Congressman Braley tried to walk back a statement he made concerning his support for raising the Social Security Retirement age. Then news came out that he had voted to gut $716 billion from Medicare programs for seniors. Finally, a new poll showed that one of Congressman Braley’s strongest supporters, Barack Obama, has an approval rating that is now at it’s lowest level ever in the Hawkeye State. The News That Drove The Week … Gallup reports that Barack Obama’s approval rating is at it’s lowest level ever in Iowa. As a key U.S. Senate race unfolds ...

Hatch hiding from Iowa voters on taxes, business deals

DES MOINES—Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann blasted liberal state Sen. Jack Hatch for his hypocrisy, utter disregard of facts and talking down to Iowans after the flailing Democrat gubernatorial nominee defended hiding his tax returns from Iowa voters at a press conference today. "Jack Hatch must have something extremely damaging in his tax returns since he continues to keep Iowans in the dark on his business dealings," said Kaufmann, a century farmer from Wilton and a former statehouse leader. "First, his campaign said they would release tax additional tax returns, only to backtrack on that promise a mere three hours later. ...