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A Look Inside RPI’s Straw Poll Decision Making

It took only 13 minutes for the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee to debate and vote on whether or not to continue the Iowa Straw Poll. By contrast, a discussion over whether or not to move their quarterly me...
by Kevin Hall

Ames Straw Poll

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


King Names Gibler New Chief of Staff

Congressman Steve King (IA-04) announced today that Tracie Gibler will join his staff effective Monday, June 10, 2013 to serve as Chief of Staff. In this role, she will oversee all operations of the Congressman’s office. ...
by The Iowa Republican


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Kevin’s Korner: RPI Election Thoughts, Straw Poll Spiked and T-Paw’s Price

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. All we have to decide what to do with the time that is given to us. Well, Saturday’s RPI elections were no surprise. The Paulistinians completed their coup d’etat with the reelecti...
by Kevin Hall

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Kevin’s Korner: The Destruction of RPI, An Inside Job

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Sorry, no lighthearted snark this week. I’m in no mood for it … Just when you thought A.J. Spiker’s tenure as Republican Party of Iowa chairman could not get any worse, he decide...
by Kevin Hall


Iowa Straw Poll

Branstad Calls For End to Ames Straw Poll, Spiker Disagrees

The Ames Straw Poll has always faced a long list of detractors from outside the state of Iowa. More recently, political operatives and pundits within the state say the event needs a retooling, primarily to help preserve the Iow...
by Kevin Hall