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Rep. Morthland to hold press conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rep. Rich Morthland   
Friday, 13 April 2012 12:43
(Moline)Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), U.S. Congressman Aaron  Schock (IL-18), and State Rep. Rich Morthland (R-Cordova)  are holding a press conference in Moline on Friday, April 13th at 1:45 p.m. to highlight the additional financial burden the implementation of Obamacare will place on Illinois’ budget.  

Time:                         1:45 p.m.
Date:                         Friday, April 13, 2012
Location:                   Quad Cities International Moline Terminal, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL

 
BREAKING NEWS: Santorum Drops Out PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin McKeon   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:46
Santorum's out. That means the 2012 general election is on.

Now that it’s clear Mitt Romney is their nominee, Republicans will focus their unified resources toward defeating President Obama.

 
PAGE OPPORTUNITY – REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by A J Spiker   
Friday, 06 April 2012 13:03

Applications must be submitted to the Republican Party of Iowa by April 13.

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be here before we know it. Once again, the RNC is organizing the Convention Page Program this summer in Tampa, Florida. The mission is to develop a program that provides young adults with positive educational experiences while fostering a new generation of Republicans through participation and community service.

Page duties will involve vital convention-related activities such as acting as floor runners, assisting with caucus meetings, and distributing official convention materials. In addition, there will be several other activities planned and duties may differ each day. Please be aware that pages are not assured floor credentials. The tasks they are assigned to perform at the convention will determine their access during any given session.

Pages must be 16 to 25 years old and must arrive prior to the start of the convention on Saturday, August 25, 2012 and remain in Tampa until the morning of Friday, August 31, 2012. They are expected to attend an orientation, work a full day, and attend all scheduled events. Those who do not report for scheduled activities may be asked to leave.

Pages will be responsible for paying for their own transportation to and from Tampa (including airport transfers to and from their hotel), lodging expenses, and any incidentals. The Committee on Arrangements (COA) will cover the costs of the ties and scarves for the men and women, respectively. Pages will be assigned a roommate and will be housed at a nearby hotel during the week. Upon acceptance, further information on the specific hotel and transportation fees will be sent to the participants.

Up to 2 Pages will be selected per state.  Therefore, Iowa will receive up to 2 slots for Pages at the National Convention.

For an application please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject: Page Program


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Iowa GOP Chairman's Report PDF Print E-mail
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Written by A.J. Spiker   
Friday, 06 April 2012 08:54

More than 50 people packed the inaugural Chairman’s Lunch last week at RPI headquarters.  Governor Branstad and State Senator Jack Whitver gave us legislative updates and insights into what to expect next legislative session.  Many thanks to the Governor and Senator for giving Iowa Republicans an inside look on the legislature!

Don’t miss the next Chairman’s Lunch, April 25 at 12 p.m. at the Republican Party of Iowa Headquarters. Cost is $20, RSVP to email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please consider joining us to greet this month’s speakers, Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen and Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer. This is a great way to catch up with friends as well as share a dialogue with elected leaders and party officials to continue strengthening our Party and its successes.

RPI announced ObamaCare’s greatest foe, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, as the keynote speaker for the annual Lincoln Dinner. Cuccinelli was awarded the CPAC “Defender of the Constitution” award in 2012. He has been a leading opponent of ObamaCare and with the upcoming Supreme Court decision, Cuccinelli should be a great headliner for our dinner. Other speakers include Governor Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds, Senator Grassley, Congressman Latham and Congressman King. Mark your calendars for May 5 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Veterans Auditoritum Ballroom, Des Moines. Tickets can be ordered online at www.iowagop.org or by calling 515.282.8105.

The Secretary of State’s office just released voter registration numbers. I am thrilled to pass along that for the first time in 6 years, Iowa Republicans outnumber Iowa Democrats. The failed policies of the Obama presidency and the Obama Democrats have opened the eyes of many voters to the benefits of the Republican Party ideals including lowering taxes, lessening government intrusion, and protecting individual liberty. More than 1 in 10 Democrats have fled the Iowa Democrat Party since Barack Obama was elected President. Iowa Republicans will continue to work hard to promote these ideals to earn the support of even more Iowans this November.

To victory,

 

A.J. Spiker

Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa

P.S. Tickets to our annual Lincoln Dinner can be ordered online at www.iowagop.org or by calling 515.282.8105.

 

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Braley Formally Announces Re-Election Campaign for US House in Brooklyn, IA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Molly Scherrman   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 12:11
Braley running for Congress to continue work to create jobs, stand up for veterans

Waterloo, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) formally announced today that he is running for re-election in the new First Congressional District of Iowa in his hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.  

Braley made the announcement on the first day of a three-day, six-city “Works for Iowa” tour that will take him to Brooklyn, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, Marshalltown, and Waterloo.

“I learned about Iowa common sense from my parents growing up in Poweshiek County,” Braley said.  “They taught me to work hard, to spend money wisely, and to help other people when they needed help.  

“To me, being a representative means working as hard as the people who elected you – to create jobs, stand up for our veterans, and get this economy back on track.  

“I’m running for re-election because there’s still work to do.  The only way that we’re going to fix the mess in Washington is by sending people there who have the experience to bridge the divide and get things done.”

Braley was born in Grinnell and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa.  He took his first job in 2nd grade and has been working ever since.  Braley worked his way through college at Iowa State and law school at the University of Iowa waiting tables, bartending, and building roads and bridges for the Poweshiek County Roads Department.  Braley worked as an attorney in Waterloo for 23 years, representing people against some of the most powerful corporations in the world.  Braley also volunteered for years in the Waterloo community, as a football coach, with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, with the Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission, and more.

Bruce lives with his wife Carolyn in Waterloo, Iowa.  They have three children – Lisa, David, and Paul – who all graduated from West Waterloo High School, where Carolyn works as a social studies teacher.

Braley was joined in Brooklyn and Cedar Rapids by his mother, Marcia, who still substitute teaches in Poweshiek County.

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