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August 7th, 2012

Sponsor the Iowa Delegation to the Republican National Convention for Only $25,000!

The Republican Party of Iowa is soliciting sponsorships for the Republican National Convention, which is now less than a month away.  The oversized post card that features a palm tree, as well as a photograph and letter from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on one side, describes a whole list of sponsorship levels on the other side that range from $1,000 to $25,000.

The note from Governor Branstad begins with, “Greetings from Iowa!”  Unfortunately the first class postmark is from Manchester, New Hampshire.  Branstad’s note goes on to say that he is, “tremendously proud to lead Iowa’s Delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.”

Branstad is leading a delegation that is filled with staunch Ron Paul supporters.  Of the 28 full-fledged delegates that Iowa is sending to Tampa, 23 of them are aligned with Ron Paul.  There is more diversity when it comes to alternate delegates, but the fifty or so delegates and alternate delegates going to Tampa to represent Iowa Republicans are overwhelmingly Paul supporters.

Branstad’s note continues by saying, “Attached you will see sponsorship opportunities for those looking to make inroads into Iowa and build relationships with our delegation.  I encourage any business, company, candidate or PAC to take advantage of a sponsorship.”  Hopefully the Republican Party of Iowa sent the post card to the various companies that advise people to invest in gold.  The Libertarian Party of Iowa might be a good option, too, since the new Republican Platform lifted its preamble from the Libertarians.

You can sponsor the Iowa delegation in the following ways!

The Republican Party of Iowa will host special receptions for delegates, alternates, staff and members of the press.  Build relationships and speak directly with the most influential members of the Republican Party and media within Iowa.

This a tremendous opportunity for those who wish to increase their name ID within Iowa and especially to interact with the numerous media and news outlets in attendance.

Join us for a gorgeous beachfront view and network with delegates, national and local media and Iowa’s future political leaders.

Stop laughing, that’s really what it said.

A platinum sponsorship will only set you back $25,000, and will allow you to be a featured speaker at the Iowa Delegation Celebration.  You will also get a private briefing with Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker and Governor Terry Branstad.  If that wasn’t enough, you also get a photo session with the Iowa delegation; four guest passes to the convention, and additional promotional benefits.

If $25,000 is a little to rich for you, for $15,000 you can speak at the main breakfast reception and still get two guest passes and the photo session with the delegation.  The $5,000 sponsorship level will allow you to introduce a speaker at a delegate reception, and get your photo taken with the Iowa delegation.

If speaking to the Iowa delegation isn’t all that interesting to you, don’t worry, the Republican Party of Iowa still has advertisement packages for $25,000, $15,000, and other amounts that will work for you!

We’ll have an official program highlighting Iowa’s delegation to Tampa, distributed to our entire group, including members of the press.  We’ll also have an official drawstring tote bag featuring our sponsors and filled with materials for our Iowa delegates.

Be remembered for all time as an official sponsor of the Iowa Republican Party!

If you want to be remembered for all time, it’s going to cost you.

For $25,000, you can be the official sponsor of the program and gift bag.  You also still get that exclusive private briefing with AJ Spiker and Governor Branstad, four guest passes to the convention, the photo session, your name on the program and bag, a two page advertisement in the program, and you will also be allowed to insert one item in the gift bag.

If you can only afford the $15,000 level sponsorship, you only get two guest passes, your name on the inside cover of the program, name printed on the gift bag, two page advertisement, and can also insert something into the gift bag.  Don’t worry; you also get the photo opportunity with the Iowa delegation!

For the sake of the delegates, I hope they don’t have to sell sponsorships to provide breakfast in the mornings.  If that’s the case, the delegates will probably be on their own.  And with Ron Paul trying to raise money to pay for his delegates to attend the convention, I’m afraid we might have some hungry Iowa delegates.






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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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