19 results for tag: Joni Ernst


RPII: Ernst, Grassley and Kaufmann electrify Black Hawk County GOP crowd

Lt. Col. and State Sen. Joni Ernst with Traci Thede Trunck at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Dinner Saturday at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. This is a feature of Republican Party of Iowa Intel. Sign up for regular updates by subscribing here. WATERLOO, Iowa—State Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, kicked off her 99-county tour of Iowa Saturday night at Waterloo's iconic Electric Park Ballroom with a boost from her soon-to-be colleague, Sen. Chuck Grassley. The Black Hawk County GOP's annual Lincoln Dinner drew more than 200 people to hear Ernst, Grassley, local candidates and Iowa GOP ...

RPII: Biden campaigns, Harkin Steak Fry bites, early voting

Republican Party of Iowa Intel (RPII) is a regular update to Iowa GOP activists and other interested parties featuring news and information about Iowa Republicans and campaigns. Send tips—news from your area, events, etc.—to patch [at] iowagop.org with [RPII] in the subject field. DES MOINES—Vice President Joe Biden returned to Iowa Wednesday morning for a partisan campaign rally on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol that he billed to U.S. taxpayers. In a release, Republican Party of Iowa leaders criticized Biden for using his official office to pay for a partisan, campaign trip to Iowa in the home stretch of the ...

RPI Response To Braley’s Energy Attack: The Congressman Owned Up To $120,000 In Oil & Energy Stocks

DES MOINES – With Washington insider Bruce Braley smearing Joni Ernst’s exceptional record in support of RFS, by releasing a fake report, the Republican Party of Iowa is reminding voters that the Congressman recently owned up to $120,000 in oil and energy stocks. BACKGROUND … Bruce Braley Reported That He Had Up To $120,000 In Oil & Gas Stocks For 2012, Braley Reported Owning Stock, Worth Between $1,001 And $15,000, In Halliburton, An Oil Field Services Company. (Bruce Braley, 2012 Personal Financial Disclosure, Filed 8/13/13) For 2012, Braley Reported Owning Stock, Worth Between $1,001 And $15,000, In Ashland Inc., A ...

CNN: GOP Remains Happy About Iowa

    CNN'S JOHN KING: “There’s a big senate race, Tom Harkin, the senator hosting the steak fry he’s retiring. In the race to succeed him, another brand new poll that we are releasing now. Look at this dead heat. Bruce Braley is the Democrat, he’s a Congressman. You see him on the right of your screen there, 49 percent. Joni Ernst, 48 percent the Republican candidate. If you are the Republicans, you are happy here, because Iowa is a blue state. President Obama carried it comfortably twice and you have a dead heat in Iowa. Republicans slightly ahead in some of the red states that has to be a cause of concern.” THE ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,...

The Weekly Roundup

Good afternoon - Between voting against a pay raise for our troops, soliciting veterans on Craigslist for their support and failing to capture the endorsement from the Iowa Farm Bureau, it was another tough week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. The News The Drove The Week … WHO-TV reports on Bruce Braley's flailing campaign: U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley, a Brooklyn Democrat, has faced criticism for talking down to farmers, skipping veterans hearings in Congress and failing to find an “Iowa nice” way of settling a dispute with a neighbor over roaming chickens.  Braley’s troubles continued, as his ad on Monday forced him ...

Washington Liberal Bruce Braley’s No Good, Very Bad, Terrible Week

MONDAY … Iowans Learned That Bruce Braley Thought About Suing His Neighbor Over Chickens FOX News’ Bret Baier Reports That Bruce Braley Sued His Neighbor Because A Chicken Walked On His Lawn.  “Finally we will see in November if the chickens do in fact come home to roost for Iowa's Democrat Senate nominee.  Congressman Bruce Braley has upset some folks in his neighborhood over a dispute involving chickens next door.  Yes chickens. … A member of Braley's homeowners association tells Fox News Braley implied a lawsuit over the birds after one allegedly walked into his yard.”  (Bret Baier, Special Report, Fox News, 07/14/14) TUESDAY ...