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Mark Jacobs Files to Become a Republican U.S. Senate Candidate on the Primary Ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alissa Ohl   
Friday, 14 March 2014 08:26

WEST DES MOINES – Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs today filed his petitions at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office to appear on the ballot in the June 3 primary, after exceeding requirements.

“Since announcing my candidacy in November 2013, I have been humbled by the support that my family and I have received from Iowans across the state. Today marks another important step in my campaign. I look forward to speaking with and hearing from Iowans about solutions to the top issues facing our country, including what it will take to get the economy going in the right direction again and reining in our debt and deficits,” said Mark Jacobs.

As of today, Mark easily exceeded the Iowa Secretary of State's ballot access requirements and collected signatures from all 99 counties, 4,715 signatures in total.

Jacobs is a proven business leader who will focus on creating jobs and opportunities for all Iowans. His five priorities for aiding job growth include: emphasizing community colleges and vocational schools to close the skills gap, expanding domestic energy production, tackling job killing regulations, implementing a competitive tax policy, and reforming healthcare.

 
Braley Files for US Senate with 12,073 Signatures from All 99 Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 14 March 2014 08:12
Braley running for Senate to fight for middle class, expand economic opportunity

DES MOINES, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley today formally filed paperwork with the Iowa Secretary of State to run for the US Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin.

Iowa law requires Democratic candidates wishing to qualify for the June primary election ballot to file nomination petitions with 4,113 signatures of eligible Iowa voters from at least 10 Iowa counties. Braley filed nomination petitions with 12,073 signatures from all 99 Iowa counties – that’s the most signatures submitted by any statewide candidate this year. 

Braley said, “I’m running for Senate to fight for Iowa’s middle class, and I'm honored to have already received such enthusiastic support from Iowans in every corner of our state. As I’ve traveled to Iowa’s 99 counties over the past year, I’ve listened to Iowans tell me of their struggles with rising costs and shrinking opportunities. And too many politicians in Washington are making things worse.

“I understand the concerns of the middle class because that’s where I come from, growing up in rural Iowa, raising my family here, and  working jobs since the 2nd grade delivering the paper, baling hay, waiting tables and later working road construction to help pay my way through college. Iowa deserves a Senator who will work every day to help small businesses succeed, create Iowa jobs, and protect Social Security and Medicare. That’s why so many Iowans are standing behind our campaign.”

Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa. His father, a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in World War II, and his mother, a teacher, taught him the value of hard work. Braley worked jobs like road construction and truck driving to help pay his way through college and law school. As an attorney in Waterloo, Braley represented Iowans who took on powerful interests and big corporations. Elected to the US House in 2006, Braley has worked to create Iowa jobs, protect farms, strengthen small businesses, and stand up for veterans. Bruce Braley is running for Senate to fight for the things that matter most to Iowans. He’ll fight for middle class families, because that’s where he comes from.

Braley lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn. They have three grown children: Lisa, David, and Paul.
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Braley Takes Middle Class Message to Democratic County Conventions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 14 March 2014 07:43
Braley tells delegates he'll fight to strengthen middle class because of working background
DES MOINES, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley today addressed delegates at Democratic county conventions held in Polk, Dallas, and Story counties, telling attendees that he’s running for Senate to strengthen and expand the middle class.

Braley said, “I’m running for Senate to fight for Iowa’s middle class because that’s where I come from. Growing up in Brooklyn, Iowa, my parents taught me that there’s value and dignity in having a job. So I started delivering newspapers in the 2nd grade and I’ve been working ever since, doing road construction and waiting tables to put myself through college, and standing up for Iowans against powerful interests as an attorney.

“Iowa deserves a Senator who will work every day to help small businesses succeed, create Iowa jobs, raise the minimum wage, and protect Social Security and Medicare. These are the pillars of a strong middle class, and that’s what I’ll fight for in the US Senate.”

Braley attended the Polk County Democratic Convention at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, the Dallas County Democratic Convention at Dallas Center Elementary School in Dallas Center, and the Story County Democratic Convention at Iowa State’s Memorial Union in Ames.

Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa. His father, a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in World War II, and his mother, a teacher, taught him the value of hard work. Braley worked jobs like road construction and truck driving to help pay his way through college and law school. As an attorney in Waterloo, Braley represented Iowans who took on powerful interests and big corporations. Elected to the US House in 2006, Braley has worked to create Iowa jobs, protect farms, strengthen small businesses, and stand up for veterans. Bruce Braley is running for Senate to fight for the things that matter most to Iowans. He’ll fight for middle class families, because that’s where he comes from.

Braley lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn. They have three grown children: Lisa, David, and Paul.
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Freedom Socialist Party National Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Doug Barnes   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:10
Imagine Revolution: Freedom Socialist Party National Convention. Speakers from the United States, Latin America, and Australia will report on organizing in their countries and consider the subversive possibility of sharing wealth, power, art and leisure in a society run by working people. Strategy sessions and workshops will focus on how to keep the flame lit in a rekindled U.S. labor movement; taking action across national borders; the special issues and political contributions of young people; and building a socialist feminist alternative together with fighting for environmental sanity and justice for all. May 24-26, 2014, held at AFSCME District Council 36, 514 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90020. Wheelchair accessible. Daily registration $20; students and strikers $10. Info 206-985-4621 or register at www.socialism.com.

 
Join Bruce Braley in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Cullen   
Monday, 03 March 2014 09:57

Please Join
Mary Ellen Chamberlin | Ken Croken | Dennis Dedecker | Rick and Nancy Seidler
Kriss Wells and Martha Easter-Wells | and Pat Walton

For a Fundraising Reception Supporting

Congressman Bruce Braley
Candidate for U.S. Senate

Friday, March 21st
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

At the
Hotel Blackhawk
In the Davenport Club Room
200 E 3rd St.
Davenport, Iowa

CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
Host $1,000
Sponsor $500
Patron $250
Supporter $125


Suggested Contribution
$25/person


RSVP Here

To RSVP contact Jessica Cullen
at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (319) 321-3275

 
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