Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announces that Jake Ketzner, Tim Albrecht, Ryan Koopmans, Catherine Huggins, and Brenna Smith will join her staff.
Congressman David Young (R-IA) leads Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer by 15 points in a new Simpson College/RABA poll in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
Shane Vander Hart offers five observations the Des Moines Register’s Top 50 Republicans list for the 2016 Iowa Caucus complied by Jennifer Jacobs.
If you just heard from establishment Republicans you’d hear how everybody loves former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, that he’s shaking things up with his announcement that he is “seriously exploring” a presidential campaign and he’s a frontrunner. I was quite amused with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier’s coverage of his announcement. “This is news,” said Gov. […]
DES MOINES—The Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) has hired a team of top-flight communicators to promote the party’s message to Iowa citizens and journalists as the Iowa GOP strengthens its operations in advance of the 2014 general election. “The Iowa GOP will be laser-focused over the next two-and-a-half months on informing Iowans about Republican candidates […]
Des Moines, IA – Tim Albrecht, who has served as Gov. Branstad’s communications director since November of 2009, is departing the Branstad-Reynolds administration to pursue a new private sector opportunity. Albrecht’s last day will be Friday, December 13. Former Branstad-Reynolds administration deputy communications director Jimmy Centers has been named the new director of communications. “The […]
Exactly what message is TheBeanWalker.com sending to social conservatives and evangelicals after a successful event hosted by The FAMiLY Leader?
The Iowa Legislature conference committee meeting on education reform was a shining moment for House Republicans to standing firm on educational freedom.
Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver is keeping an eye on 2014. Is it possible that we’ll see a rematch with Governor Terry Branstad?
Some Iowa Republicans are quick to judge A.J. Spiker for what they see as political failures, but are mum on Governor Branstad’s policy failures.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said that he needs more information before he can proceed with an Iowa-based health insurance exchange in a letter to HHS.
Looking back at my predictions for last year I actually did get a few right. Ron Paul has lead actual offline polls. Mitt Romney has had hair out-of-place, but I’m sure this is due to paying thousands to political consultants who said he’d fit in better. I think Jonathan Martin of POLITICO actually has cited […]
Ok, admittedly this isn’t a sexy topic, but disagreement on this topic provides a showdown between the Iowa Legislature and Governor Terry Branstad. The Legislature just passed a one-year budget today. Last Saturday Governor Branstad promised to veto any budget sent to him that isn’t a two year one. Why should Iowa switch to a […]
(URBANDALE) – Today, Iowa Governor-elect Terry Branstad made the following appointments to guide his transition effort and lead his new administration: David Roederer was named as Chairman of the transition team and will lead the transition effort leading up to the January 14, 2011 inaugural. Jeffrey Boeyink was named Co-Chairman of the transition team and […]
Responding to yesterday’s post about Kim Pearson and Dave Funk not receiving all the support they could be getting from the Iowa GOP establishment; Tim Albrecht, Communications Director for former Governor Terry Branstad’s campaign, sent the following statement: Terry Branstad is blessed to have a bipartisan group of supporters around Iowa who want a proven […]
I have some bones to pick with a couple of different people related to the meeting I took part in with former Governor Branstad. He’s taking some heat regarding a comment made about when he tried to cut funding for the Iowa Commission of the Blind… I’ll get to that a little later. First up… […]