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January 18th, 2011

Whitver Cruises to Victory

Ankeny businessman, Jack Whitver, has scored an easy victory in the Senate District 35 race against Democrat John Calhoun.  Whitver will now fill the Senate seat that was vacated by Larry Noble who was selected by Branstad to head the Department of Safety.

With all the precincts reporting, Whitver leads Calhoun 63 percent to 36 percent.

Iowa GOP Chairman Strawn Congratulates Whitver
Republicans win Senate District 35 Special Election

DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn tonight congratulated Jack Whitver on his special election win in Senate District 35. The seat covers northern Polk County.

“Jack will be a strong advocate for conservative principles and private sector job creation. Jack has personal experience creating jobs, and that is just what Iowa needs right now,” Strawn said.

“As a small business owner, I’m ready to tackle the issues that are standing in the way of job growth,” Whitver said. “It’s time to make Iowa the best place to start a business and raise a family.”

Senate Republican Leader McKinley welcomed Whitver to the Iowa Senate. “Jack ran a great campaign and I am confident he will hit the ground running as a champion for more jobs, lower taxes and a smaller, more efficient government.”

Whitver is an owner of three local fitness facilities and is attending law school at Drake University. Jack and his wife, Rachel, live in Ankeny with their newborn daughter.

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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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