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Wallace to Host “Young Guns” Meet and Greet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Wallace   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:05

Wallace: “It is time for a new generation of leadership…”

Rock Island, IL...Jonathan Wallace, candidate for State Representative in the 72nd District, will be hosting a meet greet at 5:30pm to 7:00pm Saturday, January 28. The event will be held at City Limits Bar Saloon and Grill, 4514 9th Street, Rock Island, Illinois. Open to the public. Suggested donation is $25.

“It is time for a new generation of leadership,” said Wallace. “New people to cope with problems and opportunities, new people not bound by old rivalries or machine politics. These Young Guns have committed to something larger than themselves by running for public office.”

Attending the event along with Wallace will be candidates Jim Wozniak for State’s Attorney, Marc Ramirez for County Coroner, Tony Holland for County Recorder, Drue Mielke for County Board, Michael Zeitler for County Board, Mark Archibald for County Board, and Kevin Gouveia for County Board.

Wallace continued, “It takes courage to step forward and humility to serve. I expect nothing less from this group of candidates.”

Jonathan Wallace is the new person running for State Representative in the 72nd District.

For more information about Wallace visit http://www.jonathanwallace2012.com.

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Local Obama Supporters to Host State of the Union Watch Parties Across Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Obama for America   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 09:59

DES MOINES -- On Tuesday, January 24th supporters of President Obama across the country will host more than 2,500 parties to watch the President deliver the annual State of the Union address, in which he will lay his vision, priorities and important policies for the year.

 

Across Iowa, supporters of the President will gather in their neighborhoods to watch the speech, celebrate their work so far, and to build on their organizing plans for the coming year.

 

***Media interested in covering the event should RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ***

 

WHAT:           State of the Union Address Watch Party

WHEN:           Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:30PM

 

DES MOINES

Tally's Restaurant, 2712 Beaver Avenue, Beaverdale

Bennigans, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale

 

CEDAR RAPIDS

Home of Rebecca Lain, 222 9th Street NW, Cedar Rapids

Home of Denny and Karla Goettel, 3440 Grant Wood Forest Lane SE, Cedar Rapids

 

IOWA CITY

The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Street, Iowa City

 

CEDAR FALLS

Home of Natalie Surigra, 1708 Quail Ridge Rd, Cedar Falls

 

DUBUQUE

Home of Dianne Roche, 5451 Meadow Ct, Asbury

 

DAVENPORT

Mary Sue's Café, 1615 N. Harrison St., Davenport

Buzz Coffee Shop, 116 W. Davenport St., Eldridge

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Home of Chuck Rensink, 15460 Crestview Dr., Council Bluffs

 

SIOUX CITY

Home of Linda Smoley, 6836 Cypress Point, Sioux City

 

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/state-of-the-union-preview

 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF HANCOCK’S BID FOR RE-ELECTION FOR SUPERVISOR PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Hancock   
Monday, 23 January 2012 14:09
Jim Hancock has announced his intention to seek re-election to the Scott County Board of Supervisors.

Hancock has thirty years of business experience, owning and operating Gentleman Jim’s, the Tick Tock and the Italian Village Restaurants.

Jim has had twenty five years of government experience, serving on the Davenport City Council and the County Board of Supervisors. He has also served as president of the Downtown Development Association and was appointed to the Grow Iowa Values Fund Board. He is currently serving as vice-chairman on the County Board, the EMA committee and the solid waste commission.

“I have worked for twenty years with an outstanding team that has kept taxes low and services high. A few of the challenges in the future are mental health funding, the commercial property tax issue and the road use tax fund. The board has always been known for its fiscal responsibility, inter-governmental collaboration and long range planning. I have always been proud to have been a part of this and will continue to work hard to maintain the balance and forward thinking of the board.”

 
“Cain to Give ‘We the People’ Response” “Tea Party Express: Americans are fed up with Washington Politics” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Hoekstra   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:54

(Washington, D.C.) The Tea Party Express has selected businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to provide a response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 24th.

“Herman Cain has been a steadfast advocate for Tea Party values of smaller government and more personal liberty while fighting for practical solutions to the issues facing our nation,” said Sal Russo, Chief Strategist for the Tea Party Express,  in a prepared statement. “Americans are fed up with the Washington politics that fails to address America’s fiscal woes.”

This marks the second year the Tea Party has added another voice to the traditional rebuttal of the president’s speech. Last year, Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann delivered the Tea Party response, declaring that “the Tea Party is a dynamic force for good in our national conversation.”

Mr. Cain agrees and the ‘Unconventional Candidate” is eager to re-direct the national conversation.  “America is Broke…and Broken. This is not a Democrat problem. This is not a Republican problem. This is an American problem. It's time for 'We the People' to demand our candidates commit to real, bold solutions to the problems that are endangering our nation.

As was the case in 2011, The Tea Party response will follow the Republican remarks, to be made this year by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Mr. Cain says his own speech will complement the message he expects from Governor Daniels. "I highly regard Mitch Daniels and the reforms he has made as governor of Indiana. The intent of my remarks is not to dismiss or downplay what I expect to be an excellent and pointed Republican response, but to include the voice of the people...the ones who are truly in charge of this country and who are yearning for leadership and solutions."

Mr. Cain believes "this administration has not been honest with America and is leading our nation down a pathway to financial ruin." Cain said. “The American people deserve more than a smokescreen to cover up a crisis. They deserve to hear the truth from our president, and believe that our elected officials will actually advance real solutions to our problem, not just pay lip-service in an election year."

The Tea Party response to the State of the Union address will take place at 10:30 p.m. EST at the National Press Club. You can watch online at TeaPartyExpress.org.

 
ASSOCIATED FIRE FIGHTERS OF ILLINOIS ENDORSE MIKE SMIDDY IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR 71ST HOUSE DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Kramer   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:29

The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Political Action Committee announced today, January 20, 2012, its endorsement of Mike Smiddy in the Democratic primary for the 71st House District.

The AFFI represents over 15,000 members in 211 communities across the state. The firefighters said Smiddy will be the best advocate for public safety and ensure Illinois firefighters have the resources necessary to keep the citizens and first responders safe.

“Mr. Smiddy impressed us with his depth of knowledge on issues important not only to firefighters, but to all working men and women in his district and the state,“ said Pat Devaney, President of the AFFI. “At a time when financial resources are at a premium, it’s good to know the voters have an opportunity to elect someone with fiscal integrity as well as concern for public safety.”

AFFI Legislative Representative Chuck Sullivan stated that  “ Mr. Smiddy’s previous life experiences and work history lends credence to the fact that he understands the working middle class and is willing to stand up for all workers and their families.”

The AFFI is among the most respected advocacy groups before the Illinois General Assembly and represents firefighters’ efforts statewide in protecting lives and property from fire and other catastrophic events.

 
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