From the Roberts campaign: Republican gubernatorial candidate State Representative Rod Roberts is applauding Governor Chet Culver for signing a gun-rights bill into law today which Roberts advocated and voted for during the most recent session of the Iowa Legislature. The law makes the State of Iowa a “shall issue” state, which empowers Iowans to exercise […]
Jim Gibbons’ campaign just released this web ad today, their first What do you think? I think it was well done, upbeat and positive. It would be really easy to go negative. Also in regards to his residency, I’d like to hear from you. Does residency matter? Gibbons leased an apartment in Des Moines. His […]
As a contributor for Caffeinated Thoughts for some time, many of you know my passion for Christ-centered education and free-market solutions to our educational and cultural problems. As the lobbyist for the Iowa Association of Christian Schools and ardent advocate for Iowa’s children and Iowa’s private schools, I’ve become increasingly passionate about what is going […]
From Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State: Councilman Matt Schultz is building momentum for his bid for Iowa Secretary of State with three more legislative endorsements. Representative Ralph Watts (R-Dallas County), Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Ringgold County), and Senator Kim Reynolds (R-Clarke County) have all joined the legislative team of Councilman Schultz. “Iowans are looking […]
Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s lousy, rotten, no-good, horribly bad week.
The Iowa Democratic Party is touting the fact that they outraised the Republican Party of Iowa in the first quarter. Ok, so what? Considering that say Jim Gibbons is outraising all of the Iowa Third District congressional candidates including incumbent Congressman Leonard Boswell. It is pretty clear that Congressman Boswell is in trouble. Rob Gettemy […]
On Friday Iowa State Auditor David Vaudt released his review of the for the Fiscal Year 2011 budget just passed by the General Assembly. He asserts that “this budget should be evaluated not only by what it does in Fiscal Year 2011, but also by how it sets Iowa up for Fiscal Year 2012.” In […]
I wasn’t able to attend Iowans for Tax Relief’s Tax Day where Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty spoke, and then they also held a Gubernatorial forum where all gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak, and all did except our incumbent governor. Craig Robinson at The Iowa Republican thought that out of all of the Republican candidates, […]
From the first hour of the Des Moines Tea Party on Tax Day: You can view the rest here.
I had coffee at Smokey Row on Wednesday with Iowa Republican Gubernatorial candidate, State Representative Rod Roberts. I didn’t have planned questions, but in the course of our conversation we discussed private sector job creation, his recent statements regarding the corporate and personal income tax, the highlights and lowlights of the Iowa Legislative Session, the […]
By Senator Paul McKinley, Iowa Senate Republican Leader Of all the weeks on the calendar, this may be the week Iowa taxpayers look forward to the least. On one hand, this week marks the deadline for filing federal tax returns. Many Iowans will likely write bigger checks to both the federal and state government this […]
Former Gubernatorial candidate Christian Fong launched The Iowa Dream Project today as a means to reach out of Generation X and Millennials. He said in a discussion that I had with him yesterday that he wants to see the next generation “engaged and involved.” He noted that in 2006, in an off presidential year, only […]
From the Rod Roberts for Governor Campaign: Republican gubernatorial candidate State Representative Rod Roberts today announced that he will cut personal income taxes by 10% during his first term as Governor. Roberts said that when combined with his plan to eliminate the corporate income tax, slashing the personal income tax by 10% will rejuvenate Iowa’s […]
By Brenna Findley, Candidate for Attorney General of Iowa Iowa’s liberal Attorney General Tom Miller has refused to take a stand for Iowans against the unabashed power grab of federal government in the recent health care overhaul. The government takeover of healthcare was signed into law on a Tuesday, and within 7 minutes 13 State […]
By Bryan English, Communications Director for Iowa Family Policy Center, IFPC Action and Iowa Family PAC Four months ago, speaking on behalf of the Iowa Family PAC, former Rep. Danny Carroll made a statement that continues to reverberate across the Iowa political landscape. On that snowy January afternoon, after endorsing Sioux City businessman Bob Vander […]
By Jim Gibbons, Republican Candidate for Iowa’s Third Congressional District Instability in the Middle East continues to deteriorate as Turkey saber rattles towards Israel. The Straits of Hormuz, in the Persian Gulf, is continually laced with underwater Iranian mines and patrolled by Iranian gunships. China purchases oil using Euro’s instead of Dollars – a currency […]