posted on November 27, 2013 04:30 PM
Political strategists Doug Gross and Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.
The discussion includes a look at ongoing political developments throughout Iowa looking toward 2014.
Joining Gross and Link at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news...
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posted on November 27, 2013 02:59 PM
Republican strategist Doug Gross says recent polling shows Bob Vander Plaats would not be a lock for the Republican nomination if he decides to jump in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. Gross says the race is still unformed, and primary candidates will have to raise a lot of money and develop a good...
posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM
Rep. Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says politics are preventing approval of a gas tax hike along with other measures. He says it's frustrating, and he argues that raising the gas tax would actually be what he considers a fiscally conservative solution.
posted on October 25, 2013 12:54 PM
Rep. Steve King says he's had intense one-on-one conversations with Sen. Ted Cruz recently, and he thinks he's a smart, articulate politician. But King says it remains to be seen if Ted Cruz has staying power as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, or if Cruz is just the "flavor of the month."
posted on October 25, 2013 12:53 PM
Rep. Steve King says he thinks there will be debate about upcoming budget issues and the debt ceiling, but he says he doesn't think there is a will to have another government shutdown in this Congress.
posted on October 25, 2013 12:52 PM
Rep. Steve King insists that he remains ever-vigilant on issues relating to immigration. He says every day there is a national debate on immigration is a bad day for Republicans, and the Obama administration knows that.
posted on October 25, 2013 12:51 PM
Rep. Tom Latham has faced criticism from some Republicans for supporting the compromise that ended the government shutdown. Rep. Steve King says he and Latham have different roles in Congress and that it's not a good idea, in his opinion, for a Republican primary opponent to challenge Latham.
posted on September 27, 2013 04:42 PM
A.J. Spiker (Iowa Republican Party Chairman), David Kochel (Republican Strategist), and Steve Scheffler (Republican National Committeeman) are the guests on this edition Iowa Press. They discuss the future of the Iowa Republican Party.
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posted on September 27, 2013 02:50 PM
Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler and Republican strategist David Kochel address the question of whether disagreements and deep divisions within the Republican Party of Iowa can be resolved.
posted on September 27, 2013 02:47 PM
Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler, strategist David Kochel and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker don't see eye to eye on the direction of the party and whether contentious disagreements should be resolved in public or behind closed doors.
posted on September 27, 2013 02:43 PM
Iowa Republicans debate the value of the party welcoming people with moderate positions, such as support of same-sex marriage, versus holding true to the party platform of more conservative Christian values on similar issues.