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June 26th, 2010

State Convention Live Blog – Steve King Speaks

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Written by: Craig Robinson

Photo by Dave Davidson

11:30 – King takes the stage. Enthusiastic welcome.

Cap and tax, Obamacare, Amnesty – this is what Pelosi is pushing.

I have introduced legislation to repeal Obamacare. (Standing Ovation).

We can do this. UNI beat Kansas, so this can happen, too.

Dems have nationalized 9 huge financial entities, including student loan program.

Similar things are happening in Iowa, which is why Culver and his cohorts need to go, too.

The set up that gave us gay marriage without letting the people vote needs to change.

This is the year things can change for GOP.

We have gathered today on the same team with the same jersey against democrats so we end up with gavels in the hands of people who agree with us.

We have a great ticket in this state. We can win back the majority in the Iowa House and make a run at the Iowa Senate.

Vaudt, Northey, Jamison, Schutz, Findley.

Zaun, Miller-Meeks, Lange – all great candidates.

Let’s make Obama a one term president and and take Pelosi’s gavel away and send Reid back to Searchlight, Nevada if he can find it.

We need to elect Terry Branstad and Kim Reynolds and take this state back.

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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