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John Kooiker Wins GOP Nomination for House District 4 Special Election

Longtime Sioux County resident John Kooiker is the Republican choice for the House District 4 special election. Kooiker is a military veteran, family farmer and retired postal service worker. Kooiker heavily emphasized his soci...
by Kevin Hall

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Jindal Helps Polk County Republicans Celebrate 2014 Success

WEST DES MOINES – By almost every measure, 2014 was a banner year for the Polk County Republican Party. Although Democrats held an active voter registration edge of more than 20,000 in the state’s largest county on Elec...
by Kevin Hall

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State Central Committee Members Favor Keeping Ames Straw Poll

Although Iowa Governor Terry Branstad believes the Ames Straw Poll has out lived its usefulness, it appears the majority of the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee favors keeping the event. Ultimately, it is th...
by Kevin Hall


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Kevin’s Korner: Cromnibus Crapulus, Bending Over for Benton and Westboro Whacked

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. Have Republican congressional leaders already squandered the GOP gains from Election Day? It seems so, considering...
by Kevin Hall

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King Challenges Republicans to Stand Up and Fight

As Republican leaders try to pass the $1.01 trillion “Cromnibus” bill to continue funding the federal government, Congressman Steve King instead encourages his colleagues to reject any legislation that funds Obamacare and P...
by Kevin Hall


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Kaufmann Tangles with Extremist Group Over Flag Desecration

Iowa State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) is waging a verbal battle with one of the most despised groups in America. Kaufmann is tangling with members of Westboro Baptist Church. That is the extremist group that often demonstra...
by Kevin Hall