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November 12th, 2013

New RGA Video Touts Branstad’s Success

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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Progress in Iowa under Gov. Terry Branstad

  • Signed the largest tax cut in Iowa history, providing an estimated $4.4 billion in savings to Iowa property tax payers over 10 years and $90 million in income tax savings annually.
  • Signed transformational education reform that represents the largest investment in Iowa’s children and schools in the state’s history.
  • Over $7.3 billion in economic development projects. These investments come from companies that include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, CF Industries, CJ Biosciences, Valent BioSciences, Lime Springs Beef, Pioneer and Cargill.
  • More Iowans are employed right now than ever before. Since taking office, Branstad and Reynolds have created 160,600 jobs and Iowa’s unemployment rate is 4.8 percent.
  • Signed the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan making Iowa a national leader for patient outcomes and quality of care for low income Iowans. The plan is designed to protect Iowans from federal budget cuts, increases the number of Iowans on private insurance and provides $48 million in property tax saving in the first year of implementation.

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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