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2014

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
 

 
 
KCWI Great Day Kevin and Jeff Link

TIR on “Great Day”: Early Voting and the Value of Attack Ads

TheIowaRepublican.com’s Kevin Hall appeared on KCWI-TV’s “Great Day” program Tuesday morning during the weekly “Political Party Scoopers” segment, which also featured Democrat strategist Jeff...
by Kevin Hall
 

 

 
Jensen award

Highlights from the 2nd Annual Wendy Jensen Memorial Chili Dinner

STORY CITY – Wendy Jensen would have been thrilled with Iowa Republicans’ chances for sweeping victories next week. The diminutive super-volunteer was there in spirit Monday as the Story County Republican Party held its sec...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
Latham Blum Boehner

Boehner, Latham Buoy Blum in Tight First District Race

HIAWATHA – U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner visited Iowa the past two days, hoping to provide a boost to three Republican congressional candidates. Monday afternoon, Boehner, retiring Third District Congressman Tom ...
by Kevin Hall
 

 

 
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