June 19th, 2009

Join us for a Conservative Tailgate!

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Written by: Craig Robinson

tir_button1While football season is still a few months away, tailgating knows no season.

Next Thursday, The Iowa Republican, the American Future Fund, the Iowa Progress Project, and The Bean Walker have decided to join forces and organize a “Conservative Tailgate” before the Republican Party of Iowa’s “Night of the Rising Stars” event at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.

The details of the tailgate are as follows:

Tailgate located at the home of:

Doug and Rochelle Burnett
1510 Center Street, Des Moines

Thursday, June 25
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for FREE BBQ, FREE beverages and some good old conservative conversation!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 24 by calling (515) 720-5250 or email [email protected]
The Burnett home is located 2 1/2 blocks north of Hoyt Sherman Place at the corner of 15th and Center Streets. Parking is available on Center or 16th Streets, or it’s a short walk up 15th Street if you wish to park early at Hoyt Sherman Place.

The event is sponsored by the following entities:

We look forward to seeing you there. RSVP by clicking HERE.

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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