Branstad-Reynolds Release Sixth General Election TV Ad

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(Urbandale, Iowa) – The Branstad-Reynolds campaign today released its sixth TV ad for the general election campaign. The ad, which will be running statewide on broadcast television.   “Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds have worked hard as a team every single day since they took office in 2011 to improve the lives of Iowans,” […]

Liberals Freak Out Over Branstad’s Pray 7:14 Proclamation and Participation

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Here is another story I didn’t have the opportunity to address prior to vacation.  Back in April, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation recognizing the Pray 7:14 event that took place on July 14th on the grounds of the Iowa Statehouse. It read: Now, Therefore, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor of the State […]

Reynolds Selected as Chair-Elect of National Lieutenant Governors Association

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(Des Moines, IA) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today was selected as the Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The selection places Reynolds in a leadership rotation with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D-Conn.) and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels (R-S.D.). Reynolds’ term as Chair will begin in July of 2015. “I am honored to […]

Branstad-Reynolds Launch Veterans Coalition

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(Urbandale, IA) Today, the Branstad-Reynolds campaign launched the official “Veterans for Branstad-Reynolds” coalition at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Des Moines. The coalition includes more than 250 veterans representing all 99 counties in Iowa. The press conference included more than 30 veteran supporters of the governor and lieutenant governor as they are running for […]

Branstad-Reynolds Release 5th Ad in Iowa Gubernatorial Race

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(Urbandale, IA) The Branstad-Reynolds campaign today released its fifth TV ad for the general election campaign. The ad, which will be running statewide on broadcast television, can be viewed below: “Iowans know that Governor Branstad is the hardest working governor in the nation, and he will continue to fight for Iowans every single day in […]

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Reports $4 Million in Campaign War Chest

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(URBANDALE, Iowa) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will report more than $4 million cash-on-hand when their campaign disclosure report is filed prior to the July 21, 2014 deadline. Additionally, the Branstad-Reynolds campaign announced it had raised over $700,000 in the third reporting period of 2014 (May 28 – […]

Terry Branstad’s Greatest Threat Is Himself

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is on a trajectory for a historic sixth term.  He easily won his primary.  He is outraising his Democratic opponent State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines).  He has a significant war chest built up reporting at the end of the last period $4.6 million cash on hand.  Hatch reported just shy […]

David Young Wins GOP Iowa 3rd Congressional District Nomination

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David Young won the Republican Iowa 3rd Congressional District nomination on the 5th ballot at a special nominating convention that was called as a result of no candidate reaching the 35% threshold in the primary.  Young came in fifth on primary night with 15.6%.  He edged out State Senator Brad Zaun at the convention on […]

Iowa GOP State Convention Recap

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I just wanted to give a brief recap the Republican Party of Iowa State Convention.  I also live tweeted it today so you can scroll through my Twitter feed at @shanevanderhart. As far as a state convention go this was rather uneventful, no drama, no big fights.  No drastic changes made to the proposed  party […]

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Easily Wins Republican Primary

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(Des Moines, IA) Iowa Governor Terry Branstad easily beat his challenger Tom Hoefling 83% to 16.8% in Iowa’s Republican primary last night taking one step closer towards his goal of winning a historical sixth term.  Governor Branstad will face State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) and Libertarian candidate Lee Hieb in the general election.  Hatch […]

Joni Ernst Wins Iowa GOP U.S. Senate Primary

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(Des Moines, IA) State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) won the Iowa GOP U.S. Senate primary last night in convincing fashion.  With all precincts reporting Ernst won 56.1% of the vote out performing all polling to date.  Sam Clovis, radio talk show host and college professor from Hinton, also outperformed polling and came in a […]

Marco Rubio Stumps for Joni Ernst on Eve of Iowa GOP U.S. Senate Primary

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(Urbandale, IA) Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came to Iowa to stump for State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) the night before the Iowa GOP U.S. Senate primary.  He gave brief remarks at a cook-out the Ernst campaign held for volunteers at their campaign headquarters. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds gave the opening remarks calling Ernst “a […]

Sarah Palin Stumps for Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

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(West Des Moines, IA) Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin stumped for State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) who is running for U.S. Senate.  The event also featured U.S. Senator Debra Fischer (R-NE), former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. Reynolds called Ernst Iowa’s best hope to beat […]

Sarah Palin Coming Back to Iowa to Campaign for Joni Ernst

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ShePAC announced late last night that Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Deb Fischer, Former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will campaign for U.S. Senate Candidate, State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), at their first “Heels On, Gloves Off” rally. The event will take place on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 […]

Simon Estes to Speak and Sing at Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast

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The 53rd annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:15-8:45 a.m.  It will be held in the Ballroom at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) at 883 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50309. The purpose of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast is to bring together […]