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Polk GOP Pulls Out of Sponsoring U.S. Senate Forum at Grand View

The Polk County Republican Party decided to withdraw it’s sponsorship of a U.S. Senate forum scheduled for Wednesday night due to a dispute with the co-sponsors, the Grand View College Republicans. The event is scheduled ...
by Kevin Hall

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The Hatch Plan: A Tax on a Tax

The Branstad-Reynolds campaign sent two press releases today regarding Democrat opponent Jack Hatch. One release pointed out the Des Moines state senator’s plan to end federal deductibility for Iowa taxpayers. Essentially...
by Kevin Hall

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Iowa Democrat Rep Snoozes During Oversight Hearing

Iowa House Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines has seemingly taken a newfound interest in her role on the Government Oversight Committee. The Des Moines Democrat appeared to fall asleep several times during a committee hearing two weeks ago. ...
by Kevin Hall


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Whisenand Elected to SCC; Jorgensen Takes Leave to Help Clovis; Carroll’s FOIA Request of Senate Dems Denied

Polk County GOP Co-Chair Sherill Whisenand is the newest member of the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee, which is essentially the state party’s board of directors. Whisenand was a unanimous choice by the T...
by Kevin Hall


Bloom Interviews Third District Candidate Monte Shaw

Recently, I sat down for an hour with Monte Shaw, a Republican candidate for the 3rd District U.S. Congress.  We met for coffee at the Timbuktuu coffee shop in West Des Moines. My project: My goal is to have a discussion with ...
by John Bloom

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Schultz Launches TV Ad in 3rd District Race

This morning Matt Schultz announced that his campaign raised $170,000 in the first fundraising quarter and has $136,000 cash on hand. The campaign also announced that it would begin running a new TV ad. The ad is titled “Done...
by Craig Robinson