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Tom Hoefling announces 2014 Republican bid for Iowa Governor
Tom Hoefling for Iowa ^ | Dec. 2, 2014

Posted on 12/01/2013 10:01:36 PM PST by EternalVigilance

For Immediate Release

Contact: tomhoefling@gmail.com

December 2, 2013

Tom Hoefling of Lohrville today announced his intention to enter the 2014 Republican primary race against incumbent Governor Terry Branstad.

Hoefling, the long-time conservative activist and organizer, enters the campaign as an anti-establishment outsider, having spent the last six years outside the GOP as a registered independent, and as the founder and chairman of the national America’s Party.

On the campaign’s newly-renovated website (tomhoefling.com), he says: “The Branstad era in Iowa is coming to an end soon. There is little doubt about that. The only real question is where we will choose to go from there. Will our longest-serving Governor be followed by a decade or more of liberal Democrat rule like the last time he left the executive office? Or, will he succeed at replacing himself with someone who represents the Republican status quo? I don't think either outcome is acceptable. I believe the people of Iowa deserve a principled, practical alternative.”


TOPICS: Announcements; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: branstad; iowa
The press releases hit early in the morning, but I thought I would give my friends here an early heads-up.
1 posted on 12/01/2013 10:01:36 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

where someone has to lose by 75% in a primary I guess


2 posted on 12/01/2013 10:51:45 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: EternalVigilance

Well, good luck.


3 posted on 12/01/2013 11:00:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Paul8148

I guess we’ll find out, won’t we.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 11:16:56 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 11:17:11 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: EternalVigilance

I thought Branstad was a conservative and doing a good job?


6 posted on 12/02/2013 3:32:48 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Good move, I agree. God be with you.


7 posted on 12/02/2013 3:43:36 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: fwdude

Not conservative enough I guess.


8 posted on 12/02/2013 4:36:37 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: fwdude

The Governor has a lot of good points. But if he isn’t part of the Republican establishment, there isn’t one.

Have a great day.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 5:23:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Thank you!


10 posted on 12/02/2013 5:24:21 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: EternalVigilance

Best wishes for a successful run, sir! :)


11 posted on 12/02/2013 6:03:37 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: EternalVigilance

You and I have had our differences, but I wish you nothing but the best of luck.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 6:07:19 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: EternalVigilance
The press releases hit early in the morning

Can you post a link to any press coverage?

13 posted on 12/02/2013 6:12:41 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Sure. Although I don’t expect much attention at all early on from either the media or political establishments. In fact, I fully expect Gandhi’s dictum to apply...”first they ignore you...”

In any case, our focus is on building the campaign one brick at a time, on the ground. And the environment within the Iowa GOP seems to be very conducive to that. So we’ll see.


14 posted on 12/02/2013 6:55:45 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: Dead Corpse

Appreciated.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 6:56:02 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("The simplification of anything is always sensational." - GK Chesterton)
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To: LUV W

Thank you very, very much!


16 posted on 12/02/2013 6:56:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance (You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Good luck in the primary.

But if you happen to lose, please don’t run as an independent in the general and make it easier for the Democrat to win.


17 posted on 12/02/2013 9:15:07 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I have no intention of doing that.

Thanks.


18 posted on 12/02/2013 9:21:57 AM PST by EternalVigilance (You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Good to hear.


19 posted on 12/02/2013 9:47:08 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: EternalVigilance

I’ll be praying for you, Tom. Best wishes.


20 posted on 12/02/2013 4:49:40 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

Thanks. Nothing is more important than prayer.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 11:44:55 PM PST by EternalVigilance (You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.)
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To: EternalVigilance; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; BillyBoy

Glad to see you are running in the GOP primary, we need conservatives in the party.


22 posted on 12/03/2013 2:52:04 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Thanks.


23 posted on 12/03/2013 2:54:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance (You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Good luck. I’m a duck whisperer and rescuer now. Pay’s lousy but I like ducks who arrived here after the BP oil spill.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 2:56:18 PM PST by floriduh voter (Jackwagons of the United States You Have Wrecked My Country)
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To: EternalVigilance

Great!


25 posted on 02/15/2014 5:39:01 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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