22 results for tag: Jeff Kaufmann


Iowa GOP chair contrasts backgrounds of SOS candidates, calls on Anderson to release client list

DES MOINES—After the campaign of Paul Pate, the GOP nominee for Secretary of State, released a web video yesterday highlighting his service to Iowa, Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann is highlighting the contrast between Pate and his Democrat opponent. Democrats nominated Brad Anderson, a partisan political operative, as their candidate for Secretary of State. Anderson, a Chicago native, directed the 2012 campaign for President Barack Obama in Iowa. “Iowans have a clear choice for Secretary of State: Paul Pate, a proven public servant and small businessman, or Brad Anderson, a partisan operative,” said Kaufmann, a ...

RPII: Joni Ernst door knocks in Clive for ‘Weekend of Action,’ Chairman Kaufmann appears on ‘Iowa Press’

CLIVE, Iowa—State Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, stopped by the Republican Party of Iowa Victory Headquarters in Urbandale Saturday morning to meet volunteers on the first shift of the day for the Iowa GOP's weekend of action. She then went to a Clive neighborhood to door knock with volunteers. Iowa GOP volunteer Peggy Hermann, a grandmother and retired teacher, canvassed with Ernst. Hermann, a Missouri Valley native, has volunteered for GOP campaigns since 1988."I love Iowa. It's the best kept secret in the country as far as people and communities," she said. "That's why I'm so taken with Joni. I'm a small town girl. She's genuine, and ...

Iowa GOP chair calls on Loebsack to denounce shameful Labor Day comments

DES MOINES—During a Labor Day event yesterday in Iowa City, local Federation of Labor president Jesse Case uttered a disparaging, boorish and sexist comment about Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the GOP nominee in Iowa's Second District. Democrat Rep. Dave Loebsack, her opponent, apparently stood by and said nothing at his hometown event. "Loebsack's opponent and the Koch brothers can kiss our ass," Case said, according to John Deeth, a Democratic blogger. "There is no place in civil political discourse for the hateful rhetoric used by Loebsack's union boss buddy. Congressman Dave Loebsack should immediately denounce it and apologize to Dr. ...

Iowa GOP chair Kaufmann statement on 2nd District IPTV debate

WILTON, Iowa—Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement on tonight's IPTV debate between 2nd District GOP nominee Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Dave Loebsack. "After watching the first debate in Iowa's Second Congressional District, Iowans saw Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' competence, deep knowledge on health care and military issues, and specific solutions to reign in Washington, D.C.-dysfunction," said Kaufmann, a seventh-generation ​livestock farmer and community college professor from Wilton. "Southeastern Iowans have clear choice in this election. I'm voting for Dr. Miller-Meeks, an independent ...

Iowa GOP unveils major revelation about Hatch’s legislative maneuvering for personal financial gain

DES MOINES—The Republican Party of Iowa held a press conference this afternoon at the Iowa State Capitol to unveil a major revelation about the questionable legislative maneuvering of state Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, to benefit his real estate development firm. In the 2013 legislative session, state Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, introduced a bill to reduce the maximum amount of developer tax credits through the Iowa Finance Authority from 15 to 10 percent. Senate Democrats assigned the bill, S.F. 95, to Hatch, the flailing Democrat nominee for governor. Hatch made sure that the bill never got a hearing, much less a full debate on the ...

WHO-TV: Republican Chair Calls Out Jack Hatch

DES MOINES, Iowa–Republicans are taking a swing at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch saying he mixed his legislative work with his personal business interests. The chair of the Iowa Republican Party is accusing Jack Hatch of shelving a bill that would have reduced low-income tax credits for developers. The bill, Senate File 95, was introduced during the 2013 legislative session and assigned to a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Hatch. “Sen. Hatch decided he was not going to call a subcommittee, so you have a bill that if that bill passes he would probably lose millions of dollars or undoubtedly lose a significant amount of money and he ...

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 ...

RPI chair Kaufmann takes ALS challenge, taps IDP chair Brennan

DES MOINES—After a challenge by David Young, the GOP nominee in Iowa's Third Congressional District, Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann took The ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge at his family farm in Wilton, Iowa. In turn, he challenged Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan, Iowa's Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott, and state Rep. Pat Grassley. Direct link to YouTube video: http://youtu.be/ysggM4hpDcA

RPI chair Kaufmann takes ALS challenge, taps IDP chair Brennan

DES MOINES—After a challenge by David Young, the GOP nominee in Iowa's Third Congressional District, Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann took The ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge at his family farm in Wilton, Iowa. In turn, he challenged Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan, Iowa's Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott, and state Rep. Pat Grassley.  

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. ...