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Hatch: Terry Branstad Democrats turn up the heat on Branstad over secret payments
 

Hatch: Terry Branstad “asleep at the switch”

Sen. Jack Hatch, a Democrat running for governor, has dispatched a letter to state Auditor Mary Mosiman asked her to hire an outside firm to investigate payments made to fired state workers in exchange for keeping their firings confidential.

Democrats turn up the heat on Branstad over secret payments

DES MOINES, Iowa – Democrats are working overtime to take advantage of controversies that have dogged Gov. Terry Branstad in recent days, while Republicans largely dismiss the effort as being driven by desperation. “We’re seeing mess after mess and Iowans have zero tolerance for this kind of government,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan. […]

Poll shows Republican Senate primary likely headed to convention

April 14 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa – A new poll shows none of the Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls anywhere near the 35 percent support that will be needed to take the nomination, and nearly half of those surveyed say they have not decided who to support. The survey raises the prospect that the June primary won’t settle the issue, […]

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The Family Leader teams up with Branstad, Reynolds, and Grassley for U.S. Senate debate

March 26 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – The conservative group the Family Leader is hosting a U.S. Senate debate April 25 on the campus of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny. Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Charles Grassley will join as hosts for the event, and offer remarks. The forum will come about six […]

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Jack Hatch backs scaled-back medical marijuana bill

March 26 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Sen. Jack hatch unveiled scaled-back legislation that would give Iowans access to medical marijuana that’s used to treat a variety of ailments like epilepsy. Under the legislation that’s currently being drafted, Iowans wouldn’t be prosecuted for bringing marijuana into the state that’s purchased in states like Utah and Alabama where it […]

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Rick Santorum’s far-right rhetoric highlighted as he returns to Iowa

March 26 2014

Rick Santorum returned to Iowa on Wednesday to campaign for congressional candidate Matt Schultz, and Democrats used the occasion to step up their effort to paint Republicans as extremists in an effort to court women voters.

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Democrats react to $280,000 in secret settlements from Branstad administration

March 18 2014

Branstad's office has denied any knowledge of the payments, but that is unlikely to stop the criticism because it is an election year and Democrats are seeking to make the case that Branstad has simply been in office too long.

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Jack Hatch files over 10,000 nominating signatures

March 14 2014

State Sen. Jack Hatch formally joined the race for governor Friday, filing nominating petitions signed by more than 10,000 backers.

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Iowa GOP activists say it’s too soon to tell if internal dissent will impact 2014

March 14 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – It will be months before it’s clear whether dissent within the Iowa Republican Party will be damaging in this year’s critical elections, key GOP activists said.¬†They argued that there’s plenty of time for the party to heal any wounds and shift the focus to those elections, they said. “I think they […]

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New poll delivers some good news for Jack Hatch

March 13 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch said he’s heartened by a round of new polling which shows him trailing incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad, but also show Branstad backed by well under 50 percent of those surveyed. A Quinnipiac poll released March 12 showed Branstad ahead 46-35. A poll released in late February […]

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Bruce Braley collects 12,073 nominating signatures

March 11 2014

Democratic U.S. Rep Bruce Braley formally entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin, filing nominating petitions containing 12,073 signatures from all of Iowa's 99 counties.

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Mark Jacobs files signatures for U.S. Senate race

March 11 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican Mark Jacobs formally joined the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin, and Jacobs launched his second wave of television advertising in the contest. Jacobs filed nominating petitions with state election officials containing 4,715 signatures from voters in all 99 counties, well […]

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Joni Ernst faces criticism over missed votes in Iowa Senate

March 06 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – There are some signs that state Sen. Joni Ernst is beginning to build some momentum in the heated race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. There is not independent polling to back that up, but some people who know how to read the tea leaves are acting like Ernst is gaining […]

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Mitt Romney endorses Joni Ernst in U.S. Senate primary

March 05 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two-time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has waded into Iowa’s crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, endorsing State Sen. Joni Ernst for the nomination. “As a mother, soldier and proven conservative, Joni has the kind of experience, skill set and discipline it will take to not only win this important seat, but […]

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