posted on May 29, 2015 03:19 PM
Former Republican Party of Iowa Chair Matt Strawn says the criteria and formats being talked about for Republican presidential candidate debates should be troubling to Iowans. He says it essentially allows network executives to winnow the field of candidates, rather than voters, and it...
posted on May 29, 2015 03:16 PM
Former Republican Party of Iowa Chair Matt Strawn says there will be an Iowa Straw Poll on August 8, and presidential candidates will attend. He says it's a risk-reward strategy consideration for candidates right now, but that it's a great opportunity for new candidates like Ted Cruz to plant...
posted on May 15, 2015 07:55 PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican who is considering running for president, made headlines after the 2012 election when he said the GOP should stop being the party of stupid. Jindal says Republicans simply can't be anti-Obama; they have to offer smart solutions. He says he's the only...
posted on May 15, 2015 07:52 PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is considering running for the Republican presidential nomination, says he supports free trade, but he opposes fast track trade negotiating authority because of this particular president. He says he doesn't trust President Obama and Congress needs to maintain...
posted on May 15, 2015 07:49 PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is considering running for the Republican nomination for president, says he would have authorized going into Iraq after 9/11, given the same intelligence available at the time. However, he says President Obama mishandled the management of the war.
posted on May 8, 2015 03:18 PM
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says there will probably only be a few Republican presidential candidates who will take part in the ride portion of her first annual Roast and Ride event in June. She says she's received a commitment from Gov. Scott Walker, and she offered Sen. Marco Rubio the option of...
posted on May 8, 2015 03:17 PM
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says she's willing to work with any Senator to pass good legislation, citing a couple bills she has already co-sponsored with Democrats. She says she has a close working relationship with Sen. Charles Grassley, but that doesn't mean she always agrees with him. She voted...
posted on November 26, 2014 01:45 PM
Republican insider Doug Gross says if Kim Reynolds wants to run for governor in the future, she needs to start putting together her own team and step away from Gov. Terry Branstad to do more things on her own.
posted on June 27, 2014 04:59 PM
David Young, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Third District is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Young finished fifth in the June 3 primary election, but he won the nomination on the fifth ballot at the district convention Saturday, June 21.
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posted on June 27, 2014 04:47 PM
Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says knowing how to hit the ground running in Washington, D.C., is an asset. He also says he's seen the bad and ugly parts of the nation's capital and is ready to take on those issues.
posted on June 27, 2014 04:44 PM
Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says he wants to see Iowans' pay go up. However, he says tax relief for small businesses is necessary if there's going to be any change in the minimum wage.
posted on June 27, 2014 04:41 PM
Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says social issues are important to him personally, but he doesn't plan to push them in Congress. He does say that if Republicans gain a majority in the Senate and certain social issues are brought up at the federal level, he will...
posted on April 25, 2014 02:31 PM
Craig Robinson says the best thing for the Republican Party of Iowa is to stop the infighting and focus on winning elections. Doug Gross says Republicans need a fusion leader who can build a coalition among groups within the party. Danny Carroll, the interim state GOP chair, says he thinks he...
posted on April 25, 2014 02:30 PM
Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com, says he's frustrated that he doesn't see the five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate doing anything politically to separate themselves from each other. "This is an open seat. This is a huge prize," he says.
posted on February 28, 2014 09:22 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people.