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Branstad Has 15 Point Lead on Hatch in Early Polling PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Grubbs   
Monday, 05 May 2014 09:33
Davenport - In a poll taken April 30th and May 1st, of 400 registered voters, Governor Terry Branstad has a fifteen point lead over his Democrat challenger, State Senator, Jack Hatch.

In the survey of voters, 48% indicated they would either definitely or probably vote for Branstad, while 33% said the same of Hatch.

"The Governor's lead is about where it should be at this point for an incumbent governor in a state without some of the political upheaval we are seeing elsewhere," said Steve Grubbs, CEO of Victory Enterprises.

The survey is balanced by party affiliation, gender, age and geography.  "We used the party turnout numbers from 2010 as the basis to set our targets for this survey. In that year, 40% of voter turnout was Republican and 35% Democrat.  In this off-year election, 2010 is the best predictor of voter participation this year."

In order for Senator Hatch to win, he will need to change the nature of the race substantially between now and November. As it stands, he would need  to win the undecided voters 9:1 in order to overcome Branstad's lead.

In other results, the Governor's job performance sits at 54% approving and 32% disapproving.

"The bottom line is the governor is sitting in a strong position as he enters the summer.  Incumbents prefer to be over 50% in their re-elect ballot test to feel comfortable, so its clear the governor cannot take this election for granted," said Grubbs.

Click to view the Iowa Statewide Survey top lines.

The survey has a margin of error of 4.9% and 400 registered voters participated.

This survey is the proprietary property of Victory Enterprises, Inc.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs Announces Scott County Leadership Team PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alissa Ohl   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:09

WEST DES MOINES – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs today announced four county leadership teams – including his Scott County Leadership Team.

In addition to the Iowans below, who are voicing their public support of Mark’s focus on creating jobs and opportunity for all, Mark also recently announced the support of 570 women and 70 college students from across Iowa.

“Seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa’s U.S. Senator continues to be an extraordinary journey, and one I simply could not do without support from Iowans across the state. My wife Janet and I are beyond grateful for their support as we work towards winning on June 3rd and November 4th,” said Mark Jacobs.

Scott County residents who want to elect a proven business leader with real world experience of complex fiscal problems and a Senator who is committed to creating jobs and reining in Washington’s spending problem include:

  • Bob Lilienthal
  • Brian Dumas
  • Christopher Glass
  • Dale Lilienthal
  • Donna Stickling
  • Harold Jackson
  • James Meyers
  • Jason Gordon
  • Jean Oxley
  • Jennifer Dumas
  • Jim Moffit
  • Joanne Mercer
  • Kelli Grubbs
  • Kim Wulf
  • Leo Rathjen
  • Steve Grubbs
  • Taci Lilienthal


Quad City Federation of Labor Announces Endorsements for June 3rd Primary Election in Scott and Muscatine Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Moritz   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 15:34

Davenport, Iowa, April 25, 2013 – The delegates of the Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, voted at their April 21, 2014, Labor Council meeting to endorse the following candidates for the upcoming Primary Election on June 3rd:

Scott County:

Democrat Primary – Supervisor James Laird and Brinson Kinzer

Republican Primary – Supervisor William P Cusack

Muscatine County:

Democrat Primary – Supervisor Rob Krysh

Recorder Nancy Long

Treasurer Kas Kelly

The Labor Council believes that these candidates are the best choice for Scott and Muscatine County Working Families. The Labor Council has not made primary endorsements in Louisa County which is also part of the labor council jurisdiction, but will consider making them before the General Election.

We at the Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, realize that voting is a deeply personal matter, and it is the first responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. Therefore we take candidate endorsements seriously and have a vetting process that includes a questionnaire and interview with delegates to the Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO in order to be considered for endorsement for the June 3rd Primary Election.

We hope that you will vote pro-worker by voting in the Primary Election, Tuesday, June 3, or by voting early. Voters may vote from home by requesting an absentee ballot from the County Auditor’s Office.

Early voting in person at the Auditor’s office is also available starting Thursday, April 24, 2014, through Monday, June 2nd.

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs to Meet with Area Residents in Bettendorf, Clinton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alissa Ohl   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:19

West Des Moines, Iowa – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs will return to eastern Iowa on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – making stops in both Bettendorf and Clinton.

Jacobs will be at the Pizza Ranch in Bettendorf and the Riverside Restaurant & Banquet in Clinton to meet with and answer questions from area residents.

The following events are open to members of the press:


Event: Bettendorf Meet & Greet

Date: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Pizza Ranch, 880 Lincoln Road, Bettendorf


Event: Clinton Meet & Greet

Date: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: Riverside Restaurant & Banquet, 517 North 2nd Street, Clinton




Paid for by Jacobs for Iowa

Braley's First TV Ad Highlights Working Background PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 25 April 2014 13:10
60-second spot features Braley and his mother Marcia
DES MOINES, IA – Braley for Iowa is launching its first television ad of the 2014 campaign for US Senate today. 

The minute-long spot highlights Rep. Bruce Braley’s working background, and features Braley speaking about his upbringing and work experience with his mother Marcia. Braley, who grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa, worked jobs in road construction and at a grain elevator. Braley also worked to help put himself through college at Iowa State and law school at the University of Iowa.

Braley said, “I think you can tell a lot about someone by where they come from. I grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa, and worked to put myself through college at Iowa State, working jobs in road construction, at a grain elevator, and waiting tables. I grew up in a working family, and that’s why fighting to strengthen and expand the middle class is the centerpiece of my campaign for US Senate.”

The ad can be viewed at the following link: http://youtu.be/eE12svo8iug

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