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May 8th, 2012

Sen. Schoenjahn Helps Himself to Truck Load of Iowa Road Maps

If all goes as planned, the Iowa legislature could wrap up it’s session today. That means legislators will be packing up their things and heading for home. One legislator, State Senator Brian Schoenjahn, packed up more than just his belongings before he headed for home.

On Monday, Schoenjahn had two female pages load an ENTIRE PALLET of Iowa State Roadmaps into his pickup truck in the State Capitol parking lot. Why would someone need thousands of free Iowa road maps? Who knows, maybe he hands them out in parades or when door knocking his northeast Iowa senate district. is told that a box of maps costs the state $33.00.

It’s good to know that Iowa taxpayers are paying for his campaign lit. I’m sure these high school girls really enjoyed loading up his pickup truck too. What a guy.

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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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