US Senate

April 16th, 2014

Clovis: You Must Be Present to Win

Des Moines – “There are two battles going on this race for the open U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Tom Harkin,” said Sam Clovis.  He continued saying that first you have to be right on the issues.  “Our campaign is a positive campaign of ideas.  We are working hard to meet with the voters and listen to them.”

“The second battle is to unite this party.  The 2014 election cycle is upon us and it is time for the Republican Party to rebuild.  It is agreed that history and the polls favor Republicans.  What is not in our favor are the turf wars of the fractured base of the Republican Party.  We cannot be afraid or dismissive of the debate on issues within our own Party.”

“I showed up tonight at the Grand View debate for two reasons,” said Clovis.  “One – I gave my word.  I have been at every forum and debate across this state regardless of the moderator, questions, sponsor, or location.  It is important for me to look Iowans in the eye and answer their hard questions.  Iowa Republicans need to nominate the very best against Bruce Braley in 2014.  By skipping another debate, Joni Ernst and Mark Jacobs have shown they are unable or unwilling to face the tough questions.”

“The second reason is because the goal of our campaign is to build a ground game – to build something special.”  Clovis continued saying that our party believes in government closest to the people.  “I also believe in a party closest to the people – to those on the ground.  Every day of the 2014 election cycle is a building day.  We must connect to the Republicans and the voters of Iowa.”

Clovis stated, “We cannot sit back and hope Bruce Braley loses in November.  Republicans must win the race.  We must be present to win.”

Sam Clovis holds a Masters in Business Administration in Management and a Doctorate in Public Administration.  He is currently a tenured full professor at a private liberal arts college in northwest Iowa.  He served in the United States Air Force for 25 years and still provides leadership to defense and homeland security institutions.  He lives in Hinton, IA with his wife Charlotte and stepson Khan.  More information on the candidate and his campaign may be obtained at


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