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Some Pre-Election Thoughts

It’s difficult to have a conversation with a friend, reporter, or activist without them asking what I think will happen on Tuesday.   I don’t like to make predictions. It’s easy to just say who you think is going to win...
by Craig Robinson

Ernst Brooklyn

Enthusiastic Crowd Greets Ernst in Braley’s Hometown

During my brief time as a political staffer, I quickly learned that it’s a good sign when people start arriving to a political event early.  When I learned last week that Joni Ernst would be holding a campaign event in Congr...
by Craig Robinson

Rod Blum with voter

Loras College Poll Shows Blum Leading 1st CD and Young Leading in 3rd CD

Last week, the National Republican Congressional Campaign announced that it was investing $1.3 million in to two eastern Iowa congressional races. Second Congressional candidate, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks was the recipient o...
by Craig Robinson


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Branstad: Iowa Has Come A Long Way in the Last Four Years

Governor Terry Branstad’s latest and final ad of his 2014 re-election campaign is perhaps his best yet. Branstad also penned an op-ed entitled, “I want to make Iowa the envy of the Nation,” in today’s Cedar ...
by Craig Robinson

Chris Christie

All Systems Go for a Chris Christie Presidential Run

As the head of the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to travel the country, raise millions of dollars, and help elect and re-elect Republican gubernatorial candidates who ...
by Craig Robinson


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President Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures The Focus of New Pro-Ernst TV Ad

Once again, the Obama Administration’s feckless foreign policy is the focus of a new television advertisement aimed at bolstering the candidacy of U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst. B-PAC, a new conservative super PAC that is ...
by Craig Robinson