It’s been 26 years since a member of the United States House of Representatives from Iowa retired and walked away from elected life. Democrat Congressman Berkley Bedell retired at the end of his sixth term for health reasons. Congressman Tom Latham announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the conclusion of his tenth term in office.
Other candidates have retired from the U.S. House, but it was done in order for them to seek higher office. Latham’s retirement is an oddity in Iowa. It is as significant as when Sen. Tom Harkin announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate. The
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On behalf of myself and my family I hope that this Christmas Season continues to be full of peace and joy for you and your loved ones.
The greatest honor of my lifetime has been the opportunity to serve my Iowa neighbors in the United States House of Representatives. And, as I travel around the state I take great pride and joy in the many accomplishments that you and I have worked to achieve on behalf of our great state.
As I noted earlier this year, my service to Iowa has never been motivated by titles, accolades or a drive to secure
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/latham-announces-his-retirement-from-congress/
Apparently Mark Jacobs is pretty serious about running for the U.S. Senate. Since officially entering the race for the Republican nomination on November 19th, Jacobs has traveled the state, reached out to potential voters with a 60-second radio ad, and sent direct mail to Republicans across the state. Jacobs added another method of reaching voters today when he ran his first TV ad across the state.
Politico was the first to report that the Jacobs campaign was going on the air with a TV ad. The campaign has purchased network TV time in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Sioux
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CARROLL – They are best known for charging the stage when Republicans are speaking, trying to shout down candidates at public forums, disrupting state board meetings and damaging private property during mass protests. Despite their notoriety, Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Jack Hatch apparently plans to base his governorship on the concerns of the liberal Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement group.
“My governorship is not going to be based on relationships with powerful people or with just politicians. It’s going to be with you,” Hatch told a group of 31 CCI members during a forum in Carroll Saturday night.
This is the same
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/hatch-tells-confrontational-group-he-will-base-his-governorship-on-them/
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a two-year budget deal on Thursday afternoon. The bill, which was widely criticized by conservatives, passed the chamber by a vote of 332 to 94. Congressman Steve King was the only member of the Iowa delegation to vote against the measure. Congressman Tom Latham joined his two Democrat colleagues, Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack, voting in favor of the budget deal.
Latham was quick in sending out a statement following the vote.
I have always been dedicated to supporting common sense solutions that transcend politics and provide results that end wasteful spending, gets our debt
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In a country and state that seems to be more divided and partisan than ever, it is refreshing that there is one issue one which Iowa Republicans and Democrats can find agreement – our First-in-the-Nation status. Iowa’s prominent role in the selection process of each party’s presidential nominee isn’t just something about which we agreed, it is actually something that we work on together to protect and preserve.
Even though Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation status appears to be secure for 2016, there are always threats and challenges that must be dealt with. If you want to see an Iowa political operative get nervous,
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/rnc-continues-to-tinker-with-2016-presidential-primary-process/
More than 300 high school students around the Des Moines metro converged on North High School on Tuesday to engage in the political process. For many attendees, it was their first taste of politics, but undoubtedly will not be the last for most of them in our First-in-the-Nation caucus state.
The Polk County Republicans partnered with their Democrat colleagues to organize a mock caucus for the students. They also aimed to try to sway some of the future voters to join their respective party.
The groups were split in half and each attendee was allowed to get a taste of
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/polk-county-republicans-dems-try-to-sway-students-at-mock-caucus/
Despite substantial evidence to the contrary, Iowa Democrats claim Voter ID disenfranchises voters and voter fraud is practically non-existant. However, when actual voter fraud is determined, Democrats are oddly silent.
The Iowa Secretary of State’s office recently found evidence of voter fraud in Muscatine County and referred the cases to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The result was charges of election misconduct in the First Degree being filed against two Muscatine residents.
Mayra Alejandra Lopez Morales and Sylvia Rada are accused of registering to vote and voting in the 2012 general election while being non-citizens.
Fraud is the real voter
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/more-voter-fraud-found-in-iowa/
WINTERSET – The Iowa Democratic Party had a difficult time finding a candidate to run for the Iowa House in the special election for District 25. Their nominating convention was held a full week after the Republicans, giving GOP nominee Stan Gustafson a big head start. The Democrats finally found their nominee on Monday. She had to phone in to their convention to accept the nomination.
Pam Deichmann is the Demcrats’ pick for HD 25, by default. She was apparently the only candidate interested in running. Three Republicans vied for the GOP nomination last week.
Deichmann is a Winterset native and
Article source: http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/iowa-dems-resort-to-nominating-candidate-on-phone/