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August 3rd, 2010

Branstad Rips Culver on I-Jobs in New TV Ad

Yesterday, Terry Branstad’s campaign unleashed its toughest criticism of Culver to date in a new television ad.

“Governor Culver’s I-Jobs program is the signature accomplishment of his term, and it’s amounted to higher unemployment and skyrocketing debt,” said Branstad 2010 campaign manager Jeff Boeyink. “If he intends to hang his hat on this sprawling debt program, we believe Iowans should know what exactly they’re paying for, and how much it is going to cost.”

Culver’s I-Jobs program has been under scrutiny recently because the Governor has been unable to tell Iowans how many jobs have actually been created by the program.  Branstad’s ad says that the jobs Culver promised are nowhere to be found.

The ad goes on to say that the only thing that Iowans got out of Culver’s I-Jobs program is $1.7 billion in debt that will cost taxpayers $55 million a year to repay.

“It is time for a proven, effective manager like Terry Branstad to again lead this state to prosperity and growth through meaningful job creation efforts,” Boeyink concluded.

Photo by Dave Davidson

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, 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 TheIowaRepublican.com 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, TheIowaRepublcian.com. 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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