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June 24th, 2010

Reaction to Reynolds being Named Branstad’s Running Mate

Branstad selects Senator Kim Reynolds

Today Governor Branstad announced his selection of State Senator Kim Reynolds of Osceola as his choice to serve as Lt. Governor. The announcement is being made on a seven-city swing through Iowa to quickly introduce Senator Reynolds to Iowans all across the state.

On Saturday the delegates to the State Convention will be asked to vote to ratify Senator Reynolds to join Governor Branstad on the Republican ticket.

We are on the verge of a great Republican victory and Senator Reynolds is a key addition to our team.

Kim is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-taxpayer, limited government conservative. She has the support of Kim Lehman and Steve Scheffler (our national committeeman and committee woman) as well as key conservatives such as Ed Failor, Jr. (President of Iowans for Tax Relief), Robert Dauf (Chairman of the Iowa Right to Life Committee), and our legislative leaders Rep. Kraig Paulsen (House Republican leader) and Paul McKinley (Senate Republican leader).

As a State Senator, Kim Reynolds has supported legislation important to Iowa Republicans:

1. Sponsored a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. She also signed the discharge petition in an attempt to pull that resolution out of committee and bring it up for a vote in the Iowa Senate (unfortunately, Senate Democrats stopped this from happening). SJR 2001

2. Sponsored a constitutional amendment to limit state spending to 99% of state revenue. SJR 2

3. Sponsored a constitutional amendment to change the way judges in Iowa are appointed so a future Republican governor would have greater ability to appoint judges who embody a strict constructionist approach. SJR 2006

4. Sponsored legislation, along with other strong pro-life members of the Iowa Senate, to determine when life begins and acknowledging the rights, privileges, and immunities of an unborn child. SF 233

5. Sponsored legislation to require a 2/3 super majority vote by the legislature prior to any new state borrowing. SF 2177

6. Sponsored legislation to double the tuition tax credit. SF 2261

Kim’s conservative credentials are impeccable and her 14 year career as a county official and current service in the Iowa Senate make her an ideal running mate for Governor Branstad.

Kim will be attending the “Celebrating Our Constitution” Republican Party of Iowa event tomorrow night and will be on hand to greet delegates as they arrive on Saturday morning.

I hope you will take the opportunity to review her legislative record and biography prior to Saturday’s convention.

Senator Reynolds will make an excellent Lt. Governor for Iowa and you will help her take that first step on Saturday with your vote to ratify her selection as Governor Branstad’s running mate.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jeff Boeyink 
Campaign Manager, Governor Branstad 2010

Kim Reynolds as the Lieutenant Governor
selection is good for Iowa Taxpayers

MUSCATINE, IA— Ed Failor, Jr., President of Iowans for Tax Relief, said today, “The selection of Kim Reynolds for Lieutenant Governor brings forward a fresh new voice in leading Iowa’s comeback.

“Her dedication to streamline government and reduce the tax burden on Iowa families has always been a priority for Kim as a County Treasurer and as a State Senator. Kim Reynolds has been a long-time friend of Iowans for Tax Relief and all Iowa taxpayers. Her actions and voting record illustrate her commitment to lower taxes and limited government.

“The ticket of Terry Branstad and Kim Reynolds is good for Iowa taxpayers. This leadership team, on day one, will lead a pro-taxpayer agenda through the Iowa Legislature, and will lead Iowa forward.”

Iowans for Tax Relief PAC, sponsored by the 54,900-members Iowans for Tax Relief organization, last month gave their first ever endorsement in an Iowa governor primary to Terry Branstad. ITR PAC fully supports and endorses the Branstad-Reynolds ticket.

Statement from Senator Paul McKinley Regarding Governor Branstad’s Pick of Senator Kim Reynolds for Lieutenant Governor

DES MOINES – Senator Paul McKinley issued the following statement regarding the selection of Senator Kim Reynolds to join him on the ticket as Lieutenant Governor:

“It’s been an honor to serve with Kim for the last two years in the Iowa Senate. She has truly emerged as a leader not just in our caucus but also for the entire state. We will miss her presence in caucus and her leadership in the Senate, however, I feel I can speak for all Senate Republicans when I say we will do everything in our power to ensure she will be the next Lieutenant Governor of the state of Iowa.”

GOP Chairman Strawn Comments on Branstad LG Announcement

DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today congratulated Senator Kim Reynolds (R-Osceola), who was named today as Governor Terry Branstad’s selection for the Republican Lieutenant Governor nomination. The nomination of Sen. Reynolds will occur at Saturday’s 2010 Iowa GOP State Convention.

“Kim is a great friend, a hard-working public servant and will make an incredible partner in helping Governor Branstad restore principled, conservative leadership to Iowa.  As both party chairman and a delegate to the state convention, I look forward to supporting Sen. Reynolds’ nomination and working with my fellow Republicans to ensure the Branstad-Reynolds ticket is victorious this November.”

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