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Strawn to Depart as Iowa GOP Chairman PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Gough   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:02
Des Moines, IA – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today announced he will be stepping down as the state’s top Iowa GOP party official, effective Friday, February 10. Strawn has served as chairman of the Iowa GOP since January 2009. The Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee will be charged with setting the date to elect Strawn’s successor.
Strawn shared his announcement with Iowa Republicans in the following video message.  Please click image to view:
The prepared text of Strawn’s message to Iowa Republicans follows below:
January 31, 2012
Dear Iowa Republican:
In December 2008, when I campaigned to serve as your Chairman, my top goal was to make the Iowa GOP a relevant force again in Iowa politics by ushering in an era where the Republican Party returned to winning elections without betraying our conservative principles.
Over the past three plus years, we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. We witnessed sweeping Republican electoral victories at all levels. We saw an explosion in new Republican voters with an unprecedented 34 consecutive months of Iowa GOP voter registration gains. We kept the Iowa Caucuses First-in-the-Nation. We broke fundraising records, hosted the largest Republican presidential caucus in history, and for the first-time ever, the Iowa GOP co-hosted three nationally televised presidential debates that were watched by millions. Most importantly, Iowa Republicans accomplished all this and more working together as a team.
Simply put, your Iowa GOP is better off than it was four years ago thanks to outstanding team work. Your Iowa GOP is a relevant force again in Iowa politics. Your Iowa GOP is winning elections with leaders who are advancing our principled agenda. Your Iowa GOP is in a position to re-elect our members of Congress, win an Iowa Senate majority, and make Iowa’s six electoral votes the national battleground in the 2012 presidential campaign.
While the election wins, fundraising successes and media appearances are the aspects of being Chairman that gain the most attention, the most rewarding aspect of my service was the opportunity to travel our state and get to know the people of Iowa. The strength of the rebuilt Iowa GOP rests in the hands of the thousands of committed volunteer activists who give their time, treasure and talents to make Iowa a better place by working to elect public servants who share our values and principles.
The Iowa GOP designs its position of Chairman to be volunteer in nature. But over the past three years I have treated the privilege of serving as your Chairman as a full-time calling. There’s no question the job of rebuilding our party was a huge one, and one to which I committed every minute that was necessary to succeed.
It is only because the Iowa GOP has returned as a strong and relevant voice in Iowa politics that I am now able to evaluate all the competing priorities in my personal, business and political life. The party is strong and has the resources in place for victory in November. Now is the time to transition to new leadership.
Effective February 10, I will be ending my service as your Chairman. For this fifth generation Iowan and Benton County farm kid, serving as your Chairman has been an honor, a privilege and the opportunity of a lifetime.
To victory,
Matthew N. Strawn

 
Cain endorses Gingrich PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cain Connection   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:46

Dear Patriot,

You may have already heard that I have officially endorsed Newt Gingrich for President of the United States.  My personal support for Speaker Gingrich does not alter or diminish my full support and endorsement of the American people (“We the People”), the ones who are truly the leaders of this great nation.

I put a lot of thought and prayer into this momentous decision and it is not something I have taken lightly. In addition to recently endorsing “We the People” I decided to publicly announce my support for an individual candidate because I believe the times dictate the importance. Once my internal decision of support was made, I wanted to let my friends and supporters know who I believe holds the closest positions to the ones I promoted during my campaign, including the support of my 9-9-9 Plan to spur economic growth.

I have great respect for all the candidates, but I believe Newt Gingrich is the best candidate to debate and defeat Barack Obama. While you and I may not agree with him on everything, we all share the same overall values and principles, and I believe Speaker Gingrich will make us proud as he represents us not only as the Republican nominee, but as President. 

I have always tried to promote bold and innovative ideas to solve our nation’s problems. Newt Gingrich is also unafraid to support bold and innovative ideas, evidenced by his record. Both of us have shown a willingness and ability to buck the system to get things done. 

Now it is time for YOU to buck the system to get things done! Now is the time for the citizens’ movement to come together and unite.  We must not let establishment rhetoric divide us.  We must stay focused on solutions and on truly solving the problems that face our country, including the problem of our burdensome tax code, which together we can overhaul through the implementation of my 9-9-9 Plan. We must stay focused and united on solutions!

You were very generous and supportive during my campaign, and it is my hope that you will consider doing the same now as we continue to build the momentum for my Solutions Revolution!

The liberal media attacks with a vengeance those outside the establishment. They do so because they know that outside-the-box leadership and innovative solutions threaten their power base.  We can't let them beat us!  “We the People” are still in charge of this country!

This Solutions Revolution is our chance to send a message that we are done with gutter politics and back-room deals. This is an opportunity for us to send a message to Washington, to the media, and to the political elites that "We the People" are in charge of this country and we are fed-up with politics as usual. We want results!

I cannot do this alone. I need your help.  This nation needs your help. Will you join me in bringing forth bold solutions to cut through the political double-speak? Will you join me in helping to build a nation of citizen leaders, all of whom will get involved to help our country become the beacon of hope and prosperity that it once was? 

Please consider sending your most generous gift today, which will help us promote the simple, efficient, and fair 9-9-9 Plan, Monetary Reform, and Regulatory Reform, in addition to other major solutions that will help our nation.

Remember folks, this is not about us. It is about the grandchildren. Let’s unite together and create a revolution of brains and ballots that will secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.  Join me in this Solutions Revolution!

Thank you.  Together, we ARE America!

Herman Cain 

P.S.  You may be unaware that I gave the Tea Party response to the President’s State of the Union address last week.  The liberal media and the Washington establishment tried to silence the message and it was not covered on network television.  Click here to watch a video about my speech.

You can see what we are up against.  Please send your most generous gift today to help us with the Solutions Revolution!

 
Newt won SC, leads in Florida PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Speaker Newt Gingrich   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:36
By a double-digit margin, we won a dramatic victory in the all-important South Carolina Primary.

We did what the establishment said could not be done and we put our campaign on a path to winning the Republican nomination. We won because people are sick of and tired of the national establishment telling them what they are allowed to think and believe, and you saw that Saturday night.

I believe that we will defeat Barack Obama in the general election, and put America back on track toward strength and prosperity. But we need your help to get there. Will you join us?

Today, our campaign turns to the crucial primary state of Florida. The race is between a clear establishment moderate in Mitt Romney and a clear Reagan conservative with a record going all the way back to the 1970s. It’s a stark contrast. Make no mistake, this is a battle between the conservative grassroots and the moderate establishment for the heart and soul of the Republican Party.

Conservatives are ready for somebody who will go to Washington and speak for them, not somebody who speaks on behalf of the establishment. The establishment is right to be worried about a Gingrich nomination because a Gingrich nomination means that we're going to change things, we're going to make them very uncomfortable and we're going to demand real change in Washington.

Going forward, there is only one important question for conservatives to ask themselves: Who is the best candidate to defeat Barack Obama? I believe that a second term for Barack Obama will be a disaster for this country and I am committed to beating him. I think I've proven I could take him on in a series of debates and undo his billion-dollar campaign. It’s very important that we have a candidate who's strong enough, and tough enough to be able to take on President Obama in a series of debates.

There is no longer any doubt that we can win the GOP nomination. The other candidates are good men whom I deeply respect, but it is time for conservatives to come together and unite behind one authentic, Reagan conservative who can win.

As I write this, Barack Obama and the Democrats are raising thousands of dollars per hour, waiting for a Republican nominee to emerge. He's a radical, secular socialist who wants to reinvent America in the image of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe.

If I become the nominee, I will hold President Obama accountable. I will defeat him in the debates and show the American people that there is a better, more conservative direction.

This is not just a Presidential campaign. It's a battle for the future of this country. That's why I will immediately challenge President Obama to a series of three hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates, and make him defend the passage of ObamaCare, 15 trillion dollars in debt, and out of control unemployment. I'll even let him use his teleprompter!

But I can't do that without your help.

Florida is only one week away, and the Romney campaign is already going back to their old ways of negative attack ads to try and tear us down. We can’t let that happen again. We must raise the necessary resources in the next 48 hours to fund our television campaign for Florida so that I can tell the truth to the American people.

Will you donate now and help us fight back?

To paraphrase President Reagan, "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, a depression is when you lose your job, and a recovery will be when Obama loses his job."

Your contribution and support will put us over the top in Florida and our nation one step closer putting a conservative in the White House.

Lets be bold.

For America,

Speaker Newt Gingrich

 
Help us take back the Senate! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sal Russo   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:35

Dear Friends,

I know that most of you, as well as the media, are focused on the heated presidential election, but we can't lose sight of something that is as important as winning the White House - taking control of the Senate!

The Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, is proud to announce its endorsement of Ted Cruz in his campaign for the U.S. Senate in the state of Texas.

One of Tea Party Express’ top priorities in 2012 is to elect a conservative majority to the U.S. Senate, and thanks to patriots like Ted Cruz, we are well on our way to doing just that.  But we need your support if we are going to be successful and finish the work we alll started in 2010.
We were careful in our endorsement selection. When all is considered, Ted Cruz’s knowledge of the Constitution and focus on limiting the size, cost, and intrusiveness of the federal government make him not only the strongest candidate in the race, but one of the strongest Tea Party candidates in the nation.
We need representatives that are willing to pursue an agenda that tackles America’s out-of-control debt. Mr. Cruz’s steadfast commitment to repealing Obamacare, passing a balanced budget amendment, and cutting spending show his dedication to conservative principles that force Washington to live within it’s means.
The Tea Party Express has already endorsed Senate candidates Jon Bruning in Nebraska and Richard Mourdock in Indiana and plans to continue a series of endorsements over the next few months

November 2012 will go down in history as the defining election of our lives. With the White House and Senate up for grabs and the future of our nation hanging by a thread, WE MUST DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO TAKE BACK CONTROL AND RESTORE THE PINCIPLES THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED ON!

 
Help Newt Defeat the Establishment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Speaker Newt Gingrich   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:32

Dear Conservative,

It has been 72 hours since our dramatic victory in the all-important South Carolina Primary.

We did what the establishment said could not be done and we put our campaign on a path to winning the Republican nomination. We won because people are sick of and tired of the national establishment telling them what they are allowed to think and believe, and you saw that Saturday night.

I believe that we will defeat Barack Obama in the general election, and put America back on track toward strength and prosperity. But we need your help to get there. Will you join us?

Today, our campaign turns to the crucial primary state of Florida. The race is between a clear establishment moderate in Mitt Romney and a clear Reagan conservative with a record going all the way back to the 1970s. It’s a stark contrast. Make no mistake, this is a battle between the conservative grassroots and the moderate establishment for the heart and soul of the Republican Party.

Conservatives are ready for somebody who will go to Washington and speak for them, not somebody who speaks on behalf of the establishment. The establishment is right to be worried about a Gingrich nomination because a Gingrich nomination means that we're going to change things; we're going to make them very uncomfortable; and we're going to demand real change in Washington.

Going forward, there is only one important question for conservatives to ask themselves: Who is the best candidate to defeat Barack Obama? I believe that a second term for Barack Obama will be a disaster for this country and I am committed to beating him. I think I've proven I could take him on in a series of debates and undo his billion-dollar campaign. It's very important that we have a candidate who's strong enough, and tough enough to be able to take on President Obama in a series of debates.

There is no longer any doubt that we can win the GOP nomination. The other candidates are good men whom I deeply respect, but it is time for conservatives to come together and unite behind one authentic, Reagan conservative who can win.

As I write this, Barack Obama and the Democrats are raising thousands of dollars per hour, waiting for a Republican nominee to emerge. He's a radical, secular socialist who wants to reinvent America in the image of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe.

If I become the nominee, I will hold President Obama accountable. I will defeat him in the debates and show the American people that there is a better, more conservative direction.

This is not just a Presidential campaign. It's a battle for the future of this country. That's why I will immediately challenge President Obama to a series of three hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates, and make him defend the passage of ObamaCare, 15 trillion dollars in debt, and out-of-control unemployment. I'll even let him use his teleprompter!

But I can't do that without your help
.

Florida is only one week away, and the Romney campaign is already going back to their old ways of negative attack ads to try and tear us down. We can’t let that happen again. We must raise the necessary resources in the next 48 hours to fund our television campaign for Florida so that I can tell the truth to the American people

Your contribution and support will put us over the top in Florida and our nation one step closer putting a conservative in the White House.

Let's be bold
.

For America,

Speaker Newt Gingrich

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