4 results for tag: Rod Blum


RPII: Murphy’s desperate attack and the media’s failed fact check

Pat Murphy, the Democrat’s nominee for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District, recently released a whopper-filled attack ad on the business background of Rod Blum, the Republican seeking to represent Northeastern Iowans. “State Rep. Pat Murphy was one of the worst Speakers of the Iowa House in modern history,” said David Chung, a Cedar Rapids-based technology consultant and member of the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee. “Pat Murphy kicked Iowans out of the State Capitol during a debate on tax issues, and he retaliated against his hometown hospital on behalf of labor union allies. Incredibly, Murphyâ€...

RPII: Early voting starts today, Ernst electrifies & ISIS intelligence

Republican Party of Iowa Intel (RPII) features original content and aggregates news coverage of Iowa politics for GOP activists and other interested parties. Send tips—news from your area, events, etc.—to patch [at] iowagop.org with "[RPII]" in the subject field. DES MOINES—Today, 40 days before Election Day, marks the start of early voting in Iowa. Register to vote or request an absentee ballot by clicking here. To raise awareness of opportunities for casting an early ballot, the Republican Party of Iowa and our candidates are embarking on a statewide bus tour featuring rallies today in Ankeny, Newton, Iowa City, Muscatine and ...

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 ...