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Iowa GOP Chairman's Report PDF Print E-mail
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Written by A.J. Spiker   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:56

Good Afternoon! As I am sure all of you are aware today is Tax Day. While I felt this year was especially painful, the next few years could be even worse if we don’t work together to fight proposed tax increases. Please consider coming to one of the events listed below to hear how we can fight back.

Our Lincoln Dinner is fast approaching.  Come out on May 5 at 7 p.m. to hear featured speaker Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the first state Attorney General to file a legal challenge to Obamacare. Other speakers will include Governor Brandstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Senator Grassley, Congressman Latham, and Congressman King. Because this falls on Cinco de Mayo, we will have a reception from 6-7 pm complete with a margarita and daiquiri bar and live band. The event will be held at Vets Auditorium Ballroom and tickets cost $75. To purchase tickets please call 515-282-8105 or visit www.iowagop.org.

Yesterday, the US Senate narrowly voted down President Obama’s Buffet Tax. This is nothing more than a political gimmick designed to distract voters from President Obama’s economic record. Please read my statement below praising the Senate for rejecting this measure.

“There is one thing you need to know about President Obama’s Buffett Tax – it won’t help a single Iowa family find a job. The facts are simple, President Obama has once again chosen politics over fixing the economy

“The President’s hard sell on this tax has been all over the place. First, Obama claimed the Buffett Tax would, ‘stabilize our debt and deficit for the next ten years,’ and when that was proven false, he claimed it wasn’t meant for deficit reduction. President Obama has changed his explanation for this tax no less than six times, but not once did he claim this tax would improve the economy or help folks find a job – and that’s what this all boils down to – a shiny object that does nothing to help struggling Americans.

“President Obama should be focused on fixing the economy, but he’s spending his time rolling out political gimmicks. This President is focused on saving one job – his own– and he’s resorted to the politics of division and envy to achieve his goal.

“I applaud the Senate for voting down Obama’s Buffett gimmick. Iowa families deserve better; they deserve real leadership and someone who is focused on helping Americans struggling in this economy.”

Don’t miss the Chairman’s lunch, held at 12 p.m. April 25 at the Republican Party of Iowa Headquarters. The cost is $20 and to reserve a spot, please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This month’s speakers will be House Speaker Kraig Paulsen and House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer. The Chairman’s Lunch is held the last Wednesday of every month and is a great opportunity to increase communication between Iowans, elected leaders, and party officials.

To Victory,


A.J. Spiker

Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa

Loebsack Continues Rural Economy Tour in Cedar, Muscatine Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 13 April 2012 15:30

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that he will continue his Rural Economy Tour, TOMORROW, April 14th at locations in Cedar and Muscatine Counties. Throughout the year, Loebsack has visited farms and businesses that have a direct impact on the rural economy to hear firsthand about the needs of rural Iowans. Media is invited to attend.


“Rural areas in Iowa are the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Loebsack.  “We have to ensure they have the tools necessary to thrive.”


Rural Economy Tour


Cedar County Stops


T&M Clothing

407 Cedar St.




City Hall Steakhouse

509 Cedar St.




Stuefen Overhead Door Manufacturing open house

Industrial Park

1707 HWY 130



Muscatine County Stop


Geertz’s Family Farm

1118 North Walnut Street

West Liberty



Braley Posts Another Record Quarter as More Than 2,000 Iowans Contribute to Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 13 April 2012 15:21
Braley will report raising over $323,000 in 1st Quarter, $828,000 cash on hand

Waterloo, IA – The Bruce Braley for Congress campaign announced today that it will report having raised over $323,000 when it files its first quarter 2012 Federal Election Commission report, due April 15th.  The report will also show that the campaign has raised more than $1.4 million during the 2012 election cycle, and currently has more than $828,000 total cash on hand.  More than 2,000 Iowans have contributed to Braley’s campaign this cycle.

“Thanks to the support of more than 2,000 Iowa donors, Braley for Congress had the best first quarter we’ve ever had,” Braley for Congress campaign manager Molly Scherrman said.  “A record year followed by another record quarter shows just how much Iowans want someone in Congress working for us to break through the gridlock and create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and stand up for veterans.”

Braley raised more in the first quarter of 2012 than he has in any other comparable quarter since first running for Congress in 2006.

In January, Braley for Congress reported raising $1.1 million during 2011, the most ever raised by a 1st District Congressional candidate during a non-election year.

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.

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