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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.


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.


Ron Paul to Visit Dubuque, Clinton, Muscatine & Nevada, Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:27
Holds town hall meetings, attends Story GOP supper ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will return to Iowa for a series of public events on Tuesday, September 27th

Dr. Paul will hold town hall meetings in Dubuque, Clinton and Muscatine prior to attending the Story County Republican Chili Supper taking place in Nevada.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

12:00 p.m.
Dubuque Town Hall Meeting:
Northeast Iowa Community College
Town Clock Center
680 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

2:00 p.m.
Clinton Town Hall Meeting:
Technology Center
Clinton Community College
1951 Manufacturing Drive
Clinton, Iowa 52732

4:00 p.m.
Muscatine Town Hall Meeting:
Riverview Center
110 Harbor Drive
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

5:30 p.m.
Story County Republican Chili Supper
Gates Memorial Hall
825 15th Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201

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


Ron Paul Most Competitive Against Obama in Latest Poll PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:19
Shows Paul drawing President below 50 percent LAKE JACKSON, Iowa – In a new Reuters/Ipsos survey, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul polls within striking distance of President Obama among registered voters.

“Our campaign has been gaining momentum for some time now, and this is yet another poll that clearly proves how competitive we are versus the President” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “Dr. Paul is gaining ground in poll after poll, affirming that people are looking for real change instead of the status quo they are being offered from the establishment.”

These results come just a few weeks after a Rasmussen poll showed him within a percent of President Obama in a head-to-head matchup.

Another recent Gallup survey, conducted August 17-18, shows Paul only 2 points behind Obama in a general election match-up. In a similar head to head survey from last year done by Rasmussen, Paul actually drew a statistical dead heat with the President. And earlier this year in a survey by CNN, he did the best out of the other Republicans put up against Obama in a head-to-head poll.

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


Fwd: CNN removes Gary Johnson from poll two weeks after he outpolled Huntsman and Santorum -- in their own poll! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ron Nielson   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:35
September 12, 2011

Gary Johnson is the anti-establishment Republican Presidential candidate. He is committed to cutting spending, balancing the budget, rooting out special interests, and protecting Liberty for all Americans.

A CNN poll two weeks ago showed him tied with Herman Cain and ahead of Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman.

It's disappointing, then, that Governor Johnson's established credibility as a presidential candidate has not earned him the opportunity to present his message in the nationally televised debates.

Our campaign has been respectful when questioning the media's decisions to exclude Governor Johnson, but credible observers have speculated that there may in fact be a 'Gary Johnson Rule' to ensure that he doesn't appear on stage. (See here and here.)

While the national media may have devised polling "criteria" to determine who is invited and who is not, those criteria become a lot less objective if the polls they're based on don't include all the candidates.

How can you qualify for the debates when you're not included in the polls?

The irony, of course, is that many of the same media outlets who decide the debate participants are also the same people who devise the national polls. While they may say that their debates are open to anyone, their carefully restricted polls effectively play the role of gatekeeper.

When Governor Johnson was included by CNN in their last nationwide survey, he placed ahead of Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum, and tied with Herman Cain -- all three of whom have been invited to every debate, including tonight's.

But this morning, despite his previous inclusion -- and despite polling ahead or even with three other candidates -- CNN released their latest poll without Governor Johnson as an option.

We find this truly baffling, and have been left scratching our heads. And so we ask, ‘why?’

What is it that CNN is afraid of? Is a candidate with fresh ideas – and a track record as a successful two-term governor – too much for the establishment to deal with?

Or is it that CNN can't understand how Gary Johnson can poll competitively with other candidates who've spent millions -- possibly 10 or 20 times the amount Governor Johnson has spent?

Why does it seem so infeasible that an authentic message from a former Governor with a true record of fiscal conservatism would resonate with real voters?

We don't know what's going on, but something is.

If you are as bewildered and concerned as we are, ask CNN what the deal is. Here are their email addresses and phone numbers:


(404) 827-1500 or (202) 898-7900
Text: CNN (space) and your news tip to 772937 (don't forget the space after CNN).
Twitter: @CNN or @teamCNN

It's time for the establishment media to admit that Gary Johnson speaks for a lot of Republicans and Independents whose views are simply not being heard on their invitation-only stages.

Thank you for your current and ongoing support: https://donate.GaryJohnson2012.com.

Live Free,

Ron Nielson
Senior Campaign Advisor
Gary Johnson 2012

Braley Announces Return of Jeff Giertz as Communications Director PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:20

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced today that Jeff Giertz will rejoin his office to serve as communications director, effective next Monday, September 19th.

“I’m thrilled that Jeff is returning to my office,” Braley said.  “His deep experience in communications and passion for serving the people of Iowa will make him a great addition to my team.  I know he will serve the press – and Iowans – with the responsiveness and professionalism he is known for.”

Giertz, a native of Moline, Illinois, first worked for Rep. Braley during his successful 2006 Congressional campaign.  Giertz then served as Rep. Braley’s communications director during his first two terms in Congress from 2007 until October 2009.  After leaving Rep. Braley’s office, Giertz worked as communications director for US Rep. Charlie Melancon’s unsuccessful 2010 bid for US Senate in Louisiana.  Since January, Giertz has worked as communications director for the North Carolina state Senate Democratic Caucus in Raleigh, NC.

Giertz is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Office of Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01)

1727 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(P) 202.225.2911

(F) 202.225.6666

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