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Caucus Night Viewing Party Set PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tiffany Tauscheck   
Friday, 23 December 2011 14:41

Official Caucus Viewing Party

DES MOINES, IOWA – Americana Restaurant and Lounge, Greater Des Moines Partnership and Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau invite locals and visitors to Americana for the Official Caucus Watch Party in Greater Des Moines. Americana, located at 1312 Locust Street, is in Downtown Des Moines and provides a multi-level dining experience and street side lounge with a panoramic view of the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Greater Des Moines’ Official Caucus Watch Party will begin Tuesday, January 3 at 6 p.m. Live results and media coverage will appear on televisions throughout the lounge. The Watch Party will run until close, 11 p.m. Caucus Night.

Reservations are not required, but recommended, at (515) 283-1312 or www.americanadsm.com.

Americana is an urban restaurant and lounge that celebrates the swagger of the cocktail culture. The restaurant features a variety of classic cocktails, a large wine list and serves a Modern American/Continental menu specializing in freshly prepared small plates, signature entrees, gourmet burgers, contemporary classics and much more.

For more information on the Iowa Caucus happenings in Greater Des Moines visit www.CaucusDM.com.

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Greater Des Moines as a fun, vibrant and affordable destination statewide, nationally and internationally. Our focus increases visitors to our community through meetings, conventions, sports events, leisure travel, and group tours, thereby contributing to the local economy.

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Wallace objects to elimination of RICO polling places PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Wallace   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:03

Wallace: “The right to vote should be held sacrosanct.”

 

Rock Island, IL—Jonathan Wallace, Candidate for State Representative in the Illinois 72nd District, will be joining Rural Township Trustee John Abbott and Rock Island County Board Member Bob Westpfahl in hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday, December 21, at 5:30pm at the Rural Township Building to discuss the recent elimination of polling places in Rock Island County. The public is invited to attend.

 

“Sadly, voter disenfranchisement has become politics as usual in Rock Island County. Democrats and Republicans alike have contacted our campaign, upset about this obvious attempt to affect election results. I believe the right to vote should be held sacrosanct, and I oppose any attempt by an elected official of either party to violate that important right. I stand with Bob Westpfahl and Trustee Abbott, and I look forward to meeting with voters in Rural Township to discuss this important issue on Wednesday.”

 

Rural Township Trustee John Abbott agreed, arguing that this move by the Rock Island County Clerk’s office will affect hundreds of voters.

 

“Earlier this week, the Rock Island County clerk’s office reduced the number of voting centers in the county. Rural Township was among the 12 centers closed, forcing residents in the southeast part of Rock Island County to travel roughly 30 miles round trip to vote,” Abbott said. “We want to invite the public to come share their concerns and join Bob Westpfahl by signing to get our polling place back."

 

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20 minutes with Dr. Paul at the Iowa Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chaz Czinder   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:02
20-minute video

http://vaccineliberationarmy.com/paul-highlights-at-the-fox-news-iowa-gop-debate/

Nice video so that one may hear him clearly and then make your own educated decision and not based upon what a news service says about him.

 
Ron Paul Endorsed by Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 15:56
Oleson represents the second-most populous county in Iowa and has many Republican, civic affiliations
ANKENY, Iowa – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today that Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson has endorsed Ron Paul for the presidency.

Attracted to Congressman Paul’s commitment, character, and courage Mr. Oleson said, “Ron Paul has the principals and conviction necessary to solve our national budget woes.  With our national debt over $14 trillion, the spending by Washington D.C. continues to mortgage the fruits of our labor to fund programs we don't need and can’t afford.  Ron Paul puts people before politics and will work to ensure that our children and grandchildren inherit a strong economy and prosperous nation, not one saddled by debt.”

Brent Oleson is an attorney residing in Marion, Iowa with his two children.  For many years, he has been an active participant in Iowa politics – serving two terms on the Republican Party of Iowa's State Central Committee, six terms on the Linn County Central Committee, and as a Republican Party of Iowa Platform Committee Member.

Representing Iowa’s second-most populous county of 211,000 residents, Oleson was elected to his district with over 58 percent of the vote in the heavily Democratic county.  Mr. Oleson also serves on the boards of the Linn County Republican Party, Eagles Club, Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Marion Economic Development Corporation, Cedar Valley Humane Society, and Trees Forever.

“We’re pleased to count Brent Oleson’s endorsement among the many ones that will help our campaign achieve a strong top-three showing in January,” Ron Paul 2012 Iowa Chairman Drew Ivers said of the upcoming caucus.
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Ron Paul Endorsed by Mayor-Elect Shawn Dietz of Hampton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:36
Franklin County Tea Party co-founder and county GOP vice chair calls Paul “honest and consistent”
ANKENY, Iowa – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today that Mayor-Elect Shawn Dietz of the City of Hampton, located in Franklin County, has endorsed Ron Paul for the presidency.

In making his endorsement, the mayor-elect cited Paul’s ‘Plan to Restore America,’ as well as a full complement of issue stances that distinguish the 12-term Congressman from Texas from other Republican competitors.

“We’re pleased that incoming Mayor Dietz has endorsed Ron Paul, and has done so with such conviction,” said Ron Paul 2012 Iowa Chairman Drew Ivers, referring to the mayor-elect’s attached letter.  “Endorsements by Iowa’s political, faith and civic leaders are what promise to propel us to a strong top-three showing in the caucus.”

Mayor-Elect Dietz is co-founder of the Franklin County Tea Party, and Vice Chair of the Franklin County Republican Central Committee.  A former factory worker who was laid off due to 2008 government-imposed economic collapse, he also is a husband and father of three children.

The full text of Mayor-Elect Dietz’s letter to Iowans follows:

To my fellow Iowans:

With our nation's founding principles in jeopardy of extinction, elections at all levels of government are increasingly more imperative to the survival of our Republic; none more visible and important than that of the office of President of the United States.

Only one Republican Presidential candidate has provided a detailed plan of how he proposes to make major Federal Government spending cuts, $1 Trillion in his first year as President.

Only one Republican Presidential candidate has presented logical plans to address important issues to my family, my neighbors, and myself; such issues as national security, illegal immigration, life, monetary policy, foreign policy, debt, and ending overseas nation building.

Only one Republican Presidential candidate has been honest and consistent in his positions for 30+ years.

Only one Republican Presidential candidate continues to fight unapologetically for the restoration of American Government to the United States Constitution.

Only one Republican Presidential candidate unconditionally supports our troops by promising to immediately bring them home to their families where they belong.

Only one politician in my lifetime, and likely for many generations, has so accurately and passionately represented the self-evident Truths laid out in the Declaration of Independence; "...that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..."

I’ve asked myself this question, WHY do I love this country? The answer was simple. Liberty. The next question was who to support for President in 2012. Today it is with great pride as a co-founder of the Franklin County Tea Party, as the Vice Chair of the Franklin County Republican Central Committee, and as the Mayor-Elect of the City of Hampton, Iowa that I officially announce my endorsement of the Champion of the Constitution, Texas Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul for President in 2012. Please join me at the January 3rd Iowa Caucus and vote to Restore America Now with a vote for Ron Paul…

For Liberty!

Shawn Dietz
Mayor-Elect
Hampton, Iowa

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