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Special Election for Mike Gonzales

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your time with family and friends. Please forgive the intrusion of politics over the holidays, but we do have a special election tomorrow and I wanted to get this information … Continue reading

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Volunteer Awards

The Republican Party of Iowa is once again presenting awards for 3 different levels of volunteer service.  Chairman Kaufmann has asked that we forward to you his statewide call for volunteer nominations for 3 different categories of volunteer achievement; that … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP Praises Newly Elected Speaker Upmeyer

DES MOINES – Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and State Central Committee Member Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks praised the Iowa House Republicans for electing Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, as Speaker during a meeting this morning. Statement from Chairman Kaufmann: “Speaker Upmeyer will fight … Continue reading

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15 Presidential Campaigns Join #UnitedIowa Rally

DES MOINES – All 15 announced presidential campaigns will joined the Iowa GOP at #United Iowa event, a testament to their joint commitment to elect a Republican president in 2016. Campaigns participating in Friday’s #UnitedIowa rally include: Governor Bobby Jindal Governor Jeb Bush … Continue reading

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Branstad Economy Results in 5th Lowest Unemployment Rate Nationwide

DES MOINES – Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7% last month, the 5th lowest in America, as Governor Branstad’s leadership gives businesses the confidence they need to invest in our state. Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: “Governor Branstad has led this state … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP Central Committee Votes to Cancel Straw Poll

DES MOINES – The Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee voted today to cancel the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll, previously planned for August 8. The final vote was unanimous to cancel the event. Statement from Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: “I’ve … Continue reading

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Closing the Books on the 2015 Session

  Friday afternoon the Iowa House adjourned for the year, closing the books on the 2015 legislative session. I’d like to thank all of you who took the time to send me emails, called my office and sent letters expressing … Continue reading

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Santorum Hits the Trail Again

Rick Santorum, the come-from-behind winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses, hit the road again in Iowa. With his first campaign stop Thursday after announcing his 2016 presidential candidacy the day before in Pennsylvania, the former U.S. senator visited the Iowa … Continue reading

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Paul: Providing Arms to Syrian Rebels Led to ISIS Growth

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that “no one’s to blame for ISIS, other than ISIS,” but he nonetheless argued that the idea the terrorist group rose up because of the decision to pull American troops out of Iraq is false. … Continue reading

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Straw Poll is Iowa Politics at its Finest

Judy Davidson, Scott County Republican Party Chairman I read with concern the editorial “Let the straw poll expire” and respectfully disagree with this sentiment. I fully support the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll. The Straw Poll is an event for political … Continue reading

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