Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg announced the endorsement of 21 Iowa Republican and Conservative Movement leaders.
With the news of Congressman Tom Latham’s retirement 2014’s midterm elections became even more exciting for those of us who are political junkies. 2014 was already going to be big in Iowa with the open U.S. Senate seat, but now what was likely going to be a safe seat for Republicans with Latham is up […]
A breakdown of the current state of Iowa’s U.S. Senate race looking at the current and potential Republican field.
Sam Clovis, Republican candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat took advantage of being the only Senate candidate to attend the Muscatine County GOP Dinner.
The Republican field gunning for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014 grows to three with Matt Whitaker, David Young and Sam Clovis entering the race.
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that he is not running for U.S. Senate which brings promise of a competitive Republican primary.
Ravi Zacharias will keynote the 2013 Iowa Prayer Breakfast on March 28th which has already seen registration numbers surpass previous years.
(URBANDALE) – Gov.-Elect Terry Branstad today announced that State Rep. Rod Roberts will head the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals in the Branstad/Reynolds Administration. “Representative Roberts will be a great asset to our administration as we work towards honest, open government,” said Branstad. “He has a unique ability to work with individuals of all […]
I want to piggyback on what Craig Robinson of The Iowa Republican wrote about Rod Roberts speech at the Iowa Republican State Convention on Saturday, as well as what Jeff Jorgensen wrote here. As some of you know Rod was nominated for Lt. Governor on the floor of the convention by Linda Harrington of Lee […]
By Jeff Jorgensen The 2010 Iowa Republican Convention is over; now let’s hand out the awards. The Sour Grapes Award goes to—Mr. Bob Vander Plaats . We give this award to Mr. Vander Plaats for his performance as the “spoiler” of the convention. Vander Plaats was defeated in the primary elections by former four term […]
State Senator Kim Reynolds (R-Osceola), Bob Vander Plaats and State Representative Rod Roberts (R-Carroll) were nominated to be the Lt. Governor nominee from the floor. Reynolds was Governor Terry Branstad’s pick. Roberts took to the podium, endorsed the ticket and declined the nomination. He told me later he was glad he was nominated as it […]
Everybody was quivering with anticipation for Steve Deace’s interview with Bob Vander Plaats on WHO Radio, his first after the primary. Sitting here at bloggers’ row at the State Convention two things are clear: He is definitely open to be added to the ticket. He said in the interview that he if convention delegates felt […]
Bob Vander Plaats will be making his first public comments since primary night two weeks ago. He will be on Steve Deace’s show on WHO Radio from 5:00p – 6:00p on Friday (that is what the press release said) WHO Radio just said “tomorrow.” So I would listen tomorrow. Perhaps we’ll get some rumors dispelled […]
Our official press release for the final day: Day 10 of the “Roberts for Lt. Governor” campaign – The short, whirlwind campaign to get Representative Rod Roberts on the ticket as Lt Governor ends, and now the convention is about to begin. The future of the Republican Party in Iowa rests with Governor Branstad’s decision […]
Three more Republican leaders endorsed our campaign to persuade Governor Terry Branstad to add State Representative Rod Roberts to his ticket. So you can add these names to our growing list: Representative Betty DeBoef – Iowa House District 76 Eldon Pals – Chairperson – Jasper County Republican Party and former member of the Iowa State […]
Here’s the official press release from the Roberts for Lt. Governor Campaign: Day 8 of the “Roberts for Lt. Governor” campaign finds the former State Representative from Carroll, IA gaining support among the party faithful. The effort, started by a small group of Western Iowa Republicans, has mushroomed into a statewide campaign. Treynor, IA June […]