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February 26th, 2010

Pawlenty to Headline Iowans for Tax Relief Fourm

tim_pawlentyGovernor Tim Pawlenty and four Iowa candidates for Governor will speak at the 2010 Iowa Taxpayers’ Day

MUSCATINE, IA—Iowans for Tax Relief announced today the line up for the 2010 Iowa Taxpayers’ Day on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Northwest in Des Moines. The keynote speaker is Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty who is also the Vice Chair of the Republican Governors Association. Also speaking at the event will be the following candidates for Iowa Governor; Terry Branstad, Jonathan Narcisse, Rod Roberts, and Bob Vander Plaats.

Ed Failor Jr., President of Iowans for Tax Relief, said today, “We are excited to have Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speak to our members as he has a record of balancing budgets without raising taxes in Minnesota. The Iowa candidates for Governor will provide their vision for the fiscal future of our great state. Iowa Taxpayers’ Day continues our mission to educate and inform Iowans on tax and spending issues.”

Governor Culver was invited but declined to respond by the set confirmation deadline. Multiple contacts were made to the campaign with no return response.

Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) started more than 30 years ago as a member driven organization to protect the taxpayer and today we have more than 54,900 members, making ITR the largest taxpayer protection organization in the state. Visit our website for additional details on the event at Invitations will be mailed to our members in the coming weeks.

The press is invited to attend, please request credentials from Katie Koberg at

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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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