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Clay County GOP Chair & Co-Chair Endorse Ron Paul for the Presidency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 08:38
Kris Thiessen and Josh Davenport prefer Paul ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that two Clay County Republican Party officials have endorsed Dr. Paul for President of the United States.

“The reason I was first impressed with Congressman Paul and continue to be is his strong stand to preserve our individual freedoms, personal responsibility and States’ rights, and to limit the power of the federal government,” said Clay County Republican Chair Kris Thiessen. 

The first round of federal bailouts and stimulus inspired Ms. Thiessen to organize Spencer’s first Tax Day Tea Party rally.  A small business owner for 25 years, she has been the Clay County GOP chair since July 2010.  Her husband George is a 20-year Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan in 2006 and supports Dr. Paul, as do the couple’s three children.

“I am starting to hear people say, ‘This is the Age of Ron Paul.’  I think they are right.  It’s the age where Americans across the country are saying our government is too big.  Republican candidate Congressman Ron Paul is the only one who will bring sanity to the White House,” said Ms. Thiessen.

Ms. Thiessen publicly endorsed Dr. Paul at his Spencer Town Hall on Tuesday, which attracted 135 supporters and interested voters.    

“Ron Paul’s economic plan and his principles of limited government are what our nation needs more than any other political promise that is being touted.  Whether we want to realize and admit it or not, things have really changed economically to the point of threatening our national security,” said Josh Davenport, Clay County Republican Party Co-Chair. 

Mr. Davenport is a Baptist pastor in Spencer, as well as a Spencer Tea Party leader. Mr. Davenport says that most people would consider him to be an evangelical fundamentalist Christian, and that he supported Mike Huckabee in the last presidential cycle.  Adding that he likes a lot of what Dr. Paul’s colleague Rep. Michele Bachmann says, he settled on the idea that Dr. Paul has a solid track record.   

“So many things have happened that Ron Paul said would happen, what he says makes sense to me and he has a proven legislative track record to prove what he would do as president.  Our nation is tired of the nonsense.  The people don’t want to vote for another party-establishment candidate who won’t dare to make the necessary changes and Ron Paul is the only one who can defeat President Obama in 2012,” said Mr. Davenport.


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President Obama Campaign Announces OFA Iowa Office Opening in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Kraus   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 08:35

DES MOINES – Thursday, September 22th, OFA Iowa will hold an office opening party and phone bank for volunteers and supporters in Davenport.

Organizing for America has been engaging and training volunteers and building new supporters since the President was inaugurated.  Since the launch of the re-election campaign in April, OFA Iowa staff and volunteers have held over 100 trainings, planning sessions, house parties, and phone banks.  OFA Iowa volunteers have made over 100,000 calls to supporters and held 2,298 one-on-one conversations. Through these efforts, OFA Iowa has collected over 20,000 “I’m In” commitments from across the state.

OFA Iowa is opening eight campaign offices -- Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Des Moines, Waterloo, Davenport, Iowa City, Dubuque, and Council Bluffs.

WHO: OFA Iowa

WHAT: Davenport Office Opening

WHERE: Scott County Democrats Office, Midtown Plaza, 1706 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52808

WHEN: Thursday, September, 22, 5:30-7:30 pm

To find out more about the Iowa campaign please visit http://www.barackobama.com/state/ia. Iowans can also connect with the campaign on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IowaOFA, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OFA_IA.

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Ron Paul Campaign Issues Response to Obama’s Jobs, Deficit Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:44
“A $1.5 trillion tax hike will do nothing to help us out of this mess” LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Republican presidential campaign has released a statement in response to President Obama’s speech outlining his proposed jobs and deficit plan. See statement from Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton below.

“President Obama’s job creation and deficit reduction plan will do nothing to combat joblessness or reduce the crushing debt that the federal government has accumulated and is still accumulating.

“That’s because when the President starts targeting the so-called rich, he’s really targeting small business owners, so ultimately he’s threatening the little guy.  The President’s plan, then, will result in a fatal broadside to the national economy from Main Street on down.

“The President’s class-baiting rhetoric categorizes Americans into opposing groups and pits them against one another, purely for his own political gain. This gets us nowhere as a nation, and nowhere closer to solving our economic problems.

“A $1.5 trillion tax hike will do nothing to help us out of this mess we’re in, and will more than likely create more problems, lead to less investment, and cause more job loss at a time when Americans of all kinds are hurting.

“President Obama and his administration refuse to confront the realities of our situation and the actions that are necessary. We must reduce spending, instead they pretend that the budget can be balanced and prosperity restored by increasing spending and taxes.

“Instead of raising taxes, this administration should cut corporate welfare, foreign welfare and end the trillion dollars overseas wars by bringing troops home.

“These would be sound policy actions, the kind that create prosperity and engender greater freedom. These are the kind of policies that a President Ron Paul will advocate for and institute to restore limited government principles and a strong America.”

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Ron Paul Raises Another $1 Million in Weekend ‘Moneybomb’ PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:36

Online Constitution Day event totals more than $1 million

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Over the weekend, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul netted more than $1 million in yet another successful one day fundraising event.

The online fundraiser, consisted mostly of small individual donations, and marked the fifth time during the 2012 primary election cycle that Dr. Paul’s campaign has passed the million-dollar mark for a single fundraising event.

“Our campaign continues to grow in strength and numbers, and the success of these truly grassroots events is a telling example of Dr. Paul’s support,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

“Our rising poll numbers and successful fundraising demonstrate that Dr. Paul’s strong message of Constitutionally-limited government, a traditionally Republican non-interventionist foreign policy and a return to sound money is clearly resonating with the American people.”

Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC. www.RonPaul2012.com

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Obama Campaign Announces OFA Iowa Office Opening in Cedar Rapids PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:32

DES MOINES – Today, Tuesday, September 20th, OFA Iowa will hold an office opening party and phone bank for volunteers and supporters in Cedar Rapids.

Organizing for America has been engaging and training volunteers and building new supporters since the President was inaugurated.  Since the launch of the re-election campaign in April, OFA Iowa staff and volunteers have held over 100 trainings, planning sessions, house parties, and phone banks.  OFA Iowa volunteers have made over 100,000 calls to supporters and held 2,298 one-on-one conversations. Through these efforts, OFA Iowa has collected over 20,000 “I’m In” commitments from across the state.

WHO: OFA Iowa

WHAT: Cedar Rapids Office Opening

WHERE: Linn County Democrats Office, 2857 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

WHEN: Tuesday, September, 20th from 5:00-8:00 pm

To find out more about the Iowa campaign please visit http://www.barackobama.com/state/ia. Iowans can also connect with the campaign on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IowaOFA, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/OFA_IA.

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