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September 15th, 2010

Dallas County Steak Fry – September 21

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Written by: Craig Robinson

With less than 50 days to go before the November 2nd midterm elections, Dallas County Republicans  used the launch of their new interactive website to release details about their annual Steak Fry Fundraising Dinner next week on Sept. 21st at the Waukee High School Commons.

On the redesigned and interactive that brings voters closer to the candidates and their campaigns, the County Republican Executive Team announced former Governor Terry Branstad (R-Boone) and Attorney General Candidate Brenna Findley (R-Dexter) will serve as featured speakers.  Tickets are $25 per person/$150 for preferred tables of eight for the family friendly event hosted from 6pm-8pm at the Commons Area of Waukee High School, 555 SE University Avenue.  Besides the steak dinner and political speeches, the evening also features the much-anticipated Dallas County Republican Pie Auction which traditionally fetches close to $1,000 from the sale of homemade pies and other sweet treats.  Contact DCGOP Organizational Chair Mike Elam for tickets at [email protected].

“As the GOP’s fastest growing county party in the Des Moines metro, we’re excited about our strong field of Republican candidates and our family friendly activities as we march toward victory in November,” remarked Dallas County Finance Chair Pete Jeffries.  “It’s another reason why we decided to announce the details about next week’s Steak Fry through the launch of our new website —  Combine that with the Pie Auction and we get the best of both worlds — time tested traditions mixed with 21st Century interactive solutions to bring voters closer to the candidates and their campaigns.”

As for the new website’s highlights, party officials point to:

  • Easy to use navigation to find timely information for events and party business;
  • Contact information for all candidates, campaigns, and office holders;
  • Precinct and voting location maps — including important information specific to individual precincts; and,
  • Links to other sites of political interest.

Organizational Chair Elam concluded, “The new site will be updated often and will serve as a great source of timely and important information about campaign and county party events before and after this November’s victorious election.  We look forward to expanding our reach and connecting with more and more interested voters in Dallas County focused on conservative, common-sense leadership.”

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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