9 results for tag: DSCC


Braley Leaves Campaign Trail As Joni Hits All 99 Counties

SHOT ... As Joni Ernst Campaigns Across Iowa Joni Ernst Just Completed Here 99 County Tour. “Joni Ernst wrapped up her 99 county tour with her final stop Thursday night in Story County at Olde Main Restaurant. ‘This is fantastic, this is number 99, Story County and everywhere that we have gone the venues have been filled just jam packed with excited Iowans who are ready for a change,’ says Ernst.” (Ernst Finishes 99 County Bus Tour, WHO-TV, 10/30/14) Joni Ernst Set To Start A 24-Hour Campaign Tour Across Iowa. “Talk about a frenetic finish: Joni Ernst says she’ll do a 24-hour campaign blitz in Iowa to end close out her Senate bid. ...

Iowa’s Longest Serving Democrat Treasurer Attacks Braley

Good afternoon folks – The Democrat blame game around Congressman Bruce Braley’s flailing campaign intensified today. The latest Democrat to point fingers is Michael Fitzgerald – who has been Iowa’s Treasurer since 1983. In an interview published today, Fitzgerald criticized Congressman Braley for attacking Senator Grassley for being just a farmer who never went to law school: "Iowans, most of us kind of consider ourselves farmers," said state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, a Democrat. "That was just an incredibly stupid statement he made, and I'm sure he's regretted it every day. I think he'd be winning by 5 or 6 points without ...

Congressman Braley, Barack Obama & Michelle Obama All Agree That This Election Is A Referendum On The President

DES MOINES – With Congressman Bruce Braley, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in agreement that this election is a referendum on the President and his policies, the Republican Party of Iowa released the following web video. Click Here To Watch The Video “Congressman Braley, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are all singing the same tune, which is this election is a referendum on the President’s policies,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “If you support ObamaCare, amnesty for illegal immigrants or EPA regulations against farmers, then the best way thank President Obama is to support his handpicked candidate Congressman ...

Bruce Braley Fires Back At David Axelrod

  David Axelrod: “Joni Ernst Has Momentum and Charisma.” (David Axelrod, MSNBC'S Hardball, 10/08/14) Congressman Braley: “David Axelrod Is Entitled To His Opinion … But, Look, His Opinion Is Not Going To Turn Out Voters In Iowa.”  (Shane Goldmacher, Joni Ernst Is The GOP’s Breakout Star, National Journal, 10/19/14)

Team Braley Points Finger At Senator Harkin

POLITICO: “It is ridiculous that … Tom Harkin is sitting on over $2 million in his campaign account,” said one senior Democratic aide. Harkin’s refusal to give is all the more exasperating, the aide said, because Braley “has seen Tom as a mentor.” Harkin declined to be interviewed, but a spokeswoman for the senator, Susannah Cernojevich, strongly disputed that the Iowa senator was being stingy.” (Manu Raju, As Democrats sweat Iowa, Sen. Tom Harkin sits on millions, Politico, 10/17/14) THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “A top Senate Democratic aide told Politico that it was ‘ridiculous’ that Harkin was not giving the money to a ...

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 & Obama Agree That Midterm Elections Are A Referendum On The President

  DES MOINES - President Obama and Congressman Braley agree on most things – ObamaCare, amnesty and higher taxes – and yesterday they agreed on what the midterm elections are all about: A referendum on the President's agenda. During his 2010 midterm election, Congressman Braley proudly said that his election was a referendum on the President and yesterday the President echoed similar remarks. “Congressman Braley and Barack Obama already agree on ObamaCare and amnesty and now they both agree that this election is a referendum on the President’s failed policies,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox....

Bruce Braley’s Miserable Summer

On Memorial Day, public polling had Bruce Braley at 41 percent and Joni Ernst at 35 percent.  Yet between referring to his opponent as a chick, falsely claiming to be a farmer at a July 4th parade, his threat to sue his neighbor and news that he skipped 75 percent of the VA hearings, Iowans quickly learned this summer that Braley is an arrogant, self-serving Congressman.  Faced with the reality that Braley is a deeply flawed candidate, national Democrats have shaken up his campaign and liberal outside groups have outspent Republicans by over $2 million. With 66 days until the election, recent polling confirms that the money isn't helping ...

Bruce Braley Invites An Iowan To Lunch In Washington, D.C. 

DES MOINES – Washington Politician, Bruce Braley, can’t get enough of Washington and apparently he believes most Iowans feel the same. Just today he announced a contest where one “lucky" Iowan will get to go to Washington, D.C. and have lunch with Braley and former Harvard Professor and liberal U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Warren. As Politico Pro reports: “It’s not quite a visit to the presidential launching-pad, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s going to grab a high-profile lunch in Washington with Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley to boost his campaign for Senate. … There’s no set date for the lunch, but Warren suggests it will be “in a ...