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  • Boehner looks to Iowa to grow majority

    10/25/2014 2:29:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/2014 | Scott Wong
    Next stop on Speaker John Boehner’s 2014 campaign tour: Iowa. The Ohio Republican will swing through the Hawkeye State on Sunday and Monday to attend campaign rallies and headline private fundraisers for three surging GOP House candidates — David Young, Rod Blum and Mariannette Miller-Meeks. ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday afternoon, Boehner will be in Urbandale, just outside Des Moines, to fire up supporters and campaign volunteers working to elect Young, GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley’s former top aide who’s running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Tom Latham in the 3rd District. The Republican hopeful is in a toss-up contest with Democrat Staci...
  • Ernst campaign requests recount procedures of several counties

    10/23/2014 3:49:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 10/22/2014 | Erin Jordan and Chris Earl
    IOWA CITY — Two weeks before Iowa’s high-profile U.S. Senate election, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign may be planning for a recount. Ernst’s campaign filed open records requests this week with at least five Iowa counties, seeking materials that include training manuals, satellite voting locations, names of precinct ballot counters, recount procedures and any communications sent to her competitor, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley. “I think they’re gearing up for a recount,” said Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert, who received the letter from Ernst’s senior adviser Derek Flowers Tuesday. Recent polls show Ernst, a Red Oak Republican, and Braley, a Waterloo...
  • NRCC makes play for Iowa congressional seats

    10/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Ed Tibbets
    The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday. The purchase, the first for the NRCC in both districts this campaign cycle, is a sign they think they can win both races, officials say. Tyler Houlton, an NRCC spokesman, said more than $900,000 is being spent in the 2nd District, with purchases in the Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Another $400,000 is going...
  • Iowa 2nd District foes go after each other in debate

    10/11/2014 11:37:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 11 2014 | Brian Wellner
    Loebsack, Miller-Meeks take aggressive stances. (Davenport, Iowa) - U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and his challenger Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks didn't hold back the barbs in Saturday's debate at St. Ambrose University, Davenport. Both the 2nd Congressional District incumbent and the Ottumwa ophthalmologist making her third attempt to oust him from office took aggressive stances in what could be a final face off before the November election. Loebsack, a Democrat, went after Miller-Meeks, a Republican, for not answering direct questions, specifically targeting her refusal to say whether she would repeal the Affordable Care Act. “I'm not clear where she is,” he said....
  • Ophthalmologists unite as Rand Paul bolsters Miller-Meeks' Campaign

    08/07/2014 12:33:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | August 6 2014 | Kevin Hall
    IOWA CITY – Rand Paul’s swing through Iowa this week serves a dual purpose. On their face, all of his visits seem designed to help Iowa Republicans win this November. Behind the thin veil, the true intention is to provide an early boost to the Kentucky senator’s presidential aspirations in our first-in-the-nation caucus state.Rand Paul is reaching out to candidates and voters that his famous father never would have. Ron Paul lent his backing to a very select few Iowa candidates. Rand Paul is not nearly as fastidious.His father never endorsed conservative stalwart Steve King. Although they agree on most...
  • Rand Paul To Travel Across Iowa In Presidential Campaign-Style Swing

    07/28/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/2014 | Alex Pappas
    In a campaign swing resembling that of a presidential candidate, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plans to make a three-day trip across Iowa next week, another indication that the libertarian-leaning Republican is gearing up for a 2016 presidential run. Paul will be in Iowa from Aug. 4-6. He will make appearances at Iowa GOP offices in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, according to a spokesman for his organization, RandPAC. He will also attend fundraisers for congressional candidates Steve King and Mariannette Miller-Meeks and the Cerro Gordo GOP. The senator will visit the Von Maur Corporate Headquarters...
  • Feeling Bullish about Iowa Republicans in 2014

    07/23/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 7/14/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Every election cycle tells a story, but the storyline for the 2014 general election is still being written. Republicans have longed believed that 2014 would be a Republican year in Iowa, especially with the absence of a presidential candidate at the top of the ticket. Strong fundraising from Democrats seeking federal office, especially Congressman Bruce Braley who wasn’t challenged for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Tom Harkin is vacating, made it look like Iowa was leaning Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. A month into the general election, Braley’s campaign seems adrift, and Republican...
  • Iowa Republicans gird for fall campaign

    06/15/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 6/15/2014 | Rod Boshart
    Des Moines – Iowa Republicans forged a unified plan of attack Saturday to seize opportunities in Iowa’s fall election and begin assessing their choices looking ahead to the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating process in 2016. Nearly 1,450 delegates to the Iowa GOP state convention heard rallying cries from U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, Gov. Terry Branstad and three presidential hopefuls before finalizing a conservative platform and nominating Kim Reynolds as lieutenant governor, Sam Clovis as their state treasurer candidate and Adam Gregg for his attorney general bid. “I think we’re going to have a very strong and unified party and the...
  • Secretary of State Matt Schultz running for Congress

    01/09/2014 9:08:01 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/9/2014 | AP
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz is running for U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's House seat in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Schultz announced his campaign Thursday in Council Bluffs where he used to serve on the City Council. Since he was elected secretary of state in 2010, Schultz has pushed for a state voter ID law and focused on combating voter fraud...
  • GOP Doctors Hope They Have Prescription to Win in November (Miller-Meeks IA-02)

    10/17/2010 6:40:18 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 10.17.10 | Tricia Miller
    Iowa ophthalmologist Mariannette Miller-Meeks had come to Washington, D.C., many times since 2000 to talk to members of her state’s Congressional delegation about health care. But during an April 2007 visit, she caught a fever for Capitol Hill. Miller-Meeks and other doctors met with her new Congressman, Democrat Dave Loebsack, who upset longtime Republican Rep. Jim Leach in the 2006 election. Miller-Meeks, a Republican and a past president of the Iowa Medical Society, disagreed with her new Representative’s views on health care, and a thought occurred to her as she crossed to the Senate side with a group of Iowa...
  • Iowa’s First Lady? Miller-Meeks Shows She Has What It Takes in Last Night’s Debate

    10/13/2010 4:17:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | October 13, 2010 | Craig Robinson
    Iowa is one of only two states that has never elected a woman to the United States House of Representatives. Iowa also holds the distinction of never electing a female governor or United States Senator. Every year, the news media focuses on Iowa’s history of never electing a woman to a prominent federal or state office, but their bias towards the Democrats has prevented them from covering the one woman on the ballot this fall who actually has a reasonable shot of winning – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Miller-Meeks debated Congressman Dave Loebsack last night at Mt. Mercy College in Cedar...
  • Iowa Second District debate: WATCH LIVE

    10/12/2010 5:09:43 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    The Gazette and KCRG-TV9 are hosting another political debate tonight in Cedar Rapids, this time between the Democratic and Republican 2nd Congressional District candidates. This follows the rousing Thursday, Oct. 7, debate between Democratic Gov. Chet Culver and former Republican Gov. Terry Branstad at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. The focus shifts to Cedar Rapids’ Mount Mercy University for the 2nd District debate. Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack and Republican challenger Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be at Betty Cherry Heritage Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. As with the gubernatorial debate, you can watch it live on KCRG Local 9.2, or...
  • Iowa’s “Young Gun” Mariannette Miller-Meeks

    10/01/2010 7:10:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | September 30, 2010
    NRCC Announces Final Round of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates Nine Republican Candidates Reach Top Level of Young Guns Program Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that nine new Republican candidates have reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the highest level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. With less than 35 days until Election Day, these new Young Guns are part of a strong pool of candidates who are frustrated with the Democrats’ job-killing agenda and aren’t willing to stand by any longer. “The economy is suffering and Americans are in desperate need of new leadership,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions...
  • Miller-Meeks accuses Loebsack of flipping on tax issue (IA-02)

    09/26/2010 10:39:20 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Radio Iowa ^ | 9.24.2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks is accusing Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack of “flip-flopping”on a key issue. Miller-Meeks says Loebsack has changed his position on the Bush-era tax cuts. “I would say a flip-flop is when in 2006 you say on television you would not have voted for the Bush tax cuts. Then you say that you would not have extended the Bush tax cuts — you say that when you’re in office, repeatedly,” Miller-Meeks says. “And then all-of-a-sudden this year while it’s not popular and the majority of Americans say that the Bush tax cuts should be extended, now you’re for...
  • NRCC Announces New ‘On the Radar' and ‘Contender' Candidates

    09/21/2010 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 21 replies
    NRCC Announces New ‘On the Radar' and ‘Contender' Candidates 23 Republican Candidates Take Steps Toward ‘Young Gun' Status Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced its newest round of ‘On the Radar' and ‘Contender' candidates. By reaching the first and second step of the three-step ‘Young Guns' program, these Republican candidates have reached the fundamental benchmarks to place them on the road to victory. Now, these 23 candidates are ready to take on the Democrat establishment and return fiscal sanity to Washington. "These candidates have worked hard to meet the benchmarks that have been laid out before...
  • The Palin Influence. Buchmann, O'Connell and Miller-Meeks

    09/21/2010 12:14:00 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AssociatedContent/Yahoo! ^ | Sept. 21st, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    What is it about these conservative women? Is it the "Palin influence" or are we finally getting to see what normal hardworking women, from all walks of life, can do in the political arena?
  • Poll shows tight race in Iowa's Second District (Miller-Meeks and Loebsack)

    09/17/2010 8:29:41 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 9.16.10 | James Q. Lynch
    A new poll shows the 2nd District U.S. House rematch between two-term Rep. Dave Loebsack and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks to be a statistical dead heat. The poll by the Tarrance Group found Loebsack leading 41 percent to 40 percent with 13 percent undecided and Libertarian Gary Sicard getting 6 percent...
  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Meet and Greet in Wapello, Iowa Sept 20th

    09/17/2010 6:34:43 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 7 replies
    Associated Content/Yahoo ^ | Sept. 17th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Polls are now showing Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Dave Loebsack in a virtual dead heat. Miller-Meeks has a message and it seems to be attracting voters. I don't think this rise is due to just Republican voters. I truly believe that there are Democrat and Independent voters that have listened to Miller-Meeks and decided that she can work for them better than Dave Loebsack.
  • Sarah Palin, surrogate to the 'very conservative' (Miller-Meeks tied with Loebsack in IA-02)

    09/16/2010 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09.16.10 | Chris Cillizza
    ...Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack is in a statistical dead heat with his Republican opponent in a new poll conducted for his opponent and the National Republican Congressional Committee. The Tarrance Group poll shows Loebsack at 41 percent, while repeat candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks is at 40 percent. A Libertarian candidate, Gary Sicard, is at 6 percent, while 13 percent are undecided...
  • Will Iowa Finally Send a Woman to Congress?

    09/14/2010 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 3 replies
    Conservatives4Congress ^ | 9.13.10 | staff
    ...The race between Miller-Meeks and Loebsack has been as tight as five-six points recently among likely voters (within one poll's margin of error) as Obama's approval ratings in Iowa have sagged. The two squared off with other minor-party candidates tonight in a debate in Coralville, Iowa. Via the the Globe Gazette: One of the sharpest differences (between Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Incumbent David Loebsack) involved the landmark health care reform approved by congressional Democrats. Miller-Meeks called for its repeal "even though I know we would not be able to override a presidential veto.".. Miller-Meeks would repeal health care legislation...
  • Miller-Meeks Aims for November!

    08/24/2010 8:23:50 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 4 replies
    Political Football Blog ^ | 8.24.2010 | Political Football Blog
    Dr. Miller-Meeks is continuing to gather momentum for the November Election. National Review Online notes today that Miller-Meeks should defeat Representative Loebsack in this highly democratic district with “luck or a wave”. The wave is an 18 point lead by the head of the Iowa ticket former Governor Branstad, and with this surgeon’s laser focus on victory, luck will follow her as it did with her overwhelming primary win. No one will out work this candidate. "Bill Delahunt’s open seat in Massachusetts, Mike Ross in Arkansas, Jim Costa in California, Loretta Sanchez in California, Jerry McNerney in California, Bob Filner...
  • Candidate shares message of serving others (Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks IA-2)

    08/20/2010 9:59:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    The Hawk Eye, Burlington Iowa ^ | 08/20/2010 | CHRISTINIA CRIPPES
    Miller-Meeks addresses Kiwanis club. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army, as a nurse and then a doctor, and now as the 2nd District Republican congressional candidate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks has dedicated much of her life to serving others. Miller-Meeks' message of political guts without personal glory resonated with members of Kiwanis - an organization that five years after its founding changed its focus from business networking to service - during her visit to the Burlington club's noon luncheon Thursday. "We know there's not enough money to go around, but what we can tap into is the spirit that each and...
  • NRCC adds 33 to candidate program

    07/22/2010 4:38:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    The National Republican Congressional Committee Wednesday added 33 Republican candidates to its “On the Radar” and “Contender” lists. Those are levels one and two of the committee’s “Young Guns” program — a status which signals a high level of attention from the national party. Reaching “Contender” status are 14 candidates including Jon Runyan (N.J.), who’s challenging Rep. John Adler (D), and John Koster (Wash.) who’s challenging Rep. Rick Larson (D). The candidates making the NRCC’s “On the Radar” list include Hunt Downer (La.) and Jeff Landry (La.), both running for the seat left open by Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.), and...
  • Miller-Meeks wins GOP bid in Iowa 2nd District

    06/08/2010 9:07:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies · 46+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 06/08/2010 | AP
    Republicans in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District have nominated Mariannette Miller-Meeks to face Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack. Miller-Meeks won a four-way race, finishing far ahead of businessmen Steve Rathje, Rob Gettemy and Christopher Reed...
  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks is 4' 11" of I Can and I Will in Iowa

    06/07/2010 4:33:57 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 7 replies · 23+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 7th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Miller-Meeks came from a large family of eight kids. Her father was a master sergeant in the Air Force and worked two to three jobs to take care of his family. Miller-Meeks' mother did not graduate high school but helped by working odd jobs. And she learned from her parents that hard work can and does pay off. She is used to working hard. (For her complete biography, go here.) I like people that want to work for what they get.
  • GOP strategy: Beat Loebsack how he beat Leach in 2006

    06/03/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies · 335+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 6/3/10 | Lynda Waddington
    The focus this fall will likely be on President Obama, national Democrats National pundits may be predicting that the 2010 elections will herald a new conservative wave, but the four Republican challengers in Iowa’s 2nd District appear to be ready to take a page from the 2006 Democratic playbook. Rob Gettemy, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Steve Rathje and Chris Reed have been clear when on the stump that the country cannot afford any more of the policies that stem from the leadership of President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Direct attacks against 2nd District Democratic...
  • Iowans have 'Been There, Done That' As Obama Continues His 'Save Loebsack' Tour

    04/26/2010 8:11:13 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 12 replies · 523+ views
    Miller Meeks for Congress ^ | 4.26.10 | Mariannette Miller-Meeks
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – President Obama's highly unusual three-city swing through southeast Iowa on the heels of a late March visit to Iowa City underscores the Democrat Party’s fear that Rep. David Loebsack will be defeated in November, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said today. "They know David Loebsack is in deep, deep political trouble because he’s betrayed his constituents. Never has a president expended so much taxpayer money in such a short amount of time to prop up a member of Congress. It doesn't matter why he claims to be here or what he says when he’s here, Barack Obama’s...
  • Some things are non-negotiable (Miller-Meeks, IA-2)

    04/06/2010 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 28 replies · 638+ views
    Muscatine Journal ^ | 4.6.10 | Charles Potter
    MUSCATINE, Iowa — She may not a big person, but Mariannette Miller-Meeks has some big ideas and dreams about going to Congress. The Ottumwa physician was the Republican candidate in 2008 against Democratic 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack. She's seeking the Republican nomination again in the June Primary to run against Loebsack in the November 2010 election. Miller-Meeks visited several Muscatine businesses Monday and greeted 15 supporters at the home of Dave and Dyann Roby at 2208 Oak Valley Drive. “I think most people are looking for someone who hears, listens, and then leads,” she said. Miller-Meeks outlined four non-negotiable...
  • Miller-Meeks: Obama Visit Shows Loebsack is Vulnerable

    03/26/2010 4:08:42 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Miller-Meeks for Congress ^ | 3.25.10 | Mariannette Miller Meeks
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – It’s no coincidence that President Obama’s national health-care campaign tour begins in Iowa City, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said today. "”Dave Loebsack is vulnerable this fall and now he's trying to run for political cover by having the President stump for him right here in his backyard," Miller-Meeks said of the two-term Democrat congressman from Mount Vernon. Miller-Meeks, a U.S. Army veteran and an eye doctor who is a former president of the Iowa Medical Society, said Obama’s stop is "on its surface designed to promote the budget-busting, massive health care bill signed into law this...
  • Iowa City preparing for visit from President Obama Thursday (ticket and protest info)

    03/22/2010 9:32:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies · 1,471+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 03/22/2010 | Jami Brinton
    UPDATED: President Barack Obama will speak about health care Thursday in Iowa City, marking passage of the historic legislation by returning to the place where he proposed his reform plan in 2007 while campaigning for the Democratic nomination. Members of the general public who wish to attend the event can register for tickets at the following site: Doors open at 11 a.m., the speech will begin at 1:00 p.m. Obama will “discuss how health care insurance reform lowers costs for small businesses and American families and gives them more control over their health care,” said Matthew Lehrich, a White...
  • Miller-Meeks Statement on Loebsack's Vote For Government Run Healthcare

    03/21/2010 8:43:33 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies · 354+ views
    Miller-Meeks for Congress ^ | 3.21.10 | Mariannette Miller-Meeks
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement today on Democrat Dave Loebsack’s vote in favor of a trillion-dollar health care bill that will kill jobs, cut Medicare, raise taxes, and hand a number of special deals to swing-state Democrats to buy their support for the bill: “Dave Loebsack hasn’t yet found a spending bill he could turn down. After voting for Wall Street bailouts, a trillion dollar stimulus bill that did nothing to curb unemployment, voting to raise our national debt by two trillion dollars, and voting...
  • Miller-Meeks on the Ballot in (Iowa) 2nd CD

    03/17/2010 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 2 replies · 176+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 3.17.10 | Staff
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – Ottumwa doctor Mariannette Miller-Meeks has received official notification from the Iowa Secretary of State's office that her name will be on the June 8 Republican primary ballot in Iowa's Second Congressional District, she said today. "As I've met with thousands of voters across the Second District, they tell they want a representative in Congress who is going to listen to them and focus on their priorities instead of listening to Nancy Pelosi and voting with her more than 97 percent of the time," Miller-Meeks said. "They tell me that it's time for David Loebsack to go and...
  • Branstad wins Lee County’s GOP straw poll

    01/25/2010 8:15:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies · 482+ views
    Keokuk (Iowa) Daily Gate City ^ | 01/25/2010 | Robin Delaney
    FORT MADISON –– Candidates kicked off the Lee County Republican Party’s caucuses Saturday afternoon and many eyes in the state were on Lee County awaiting the results of the party’s only gubernatorial straw poll. “We’re going to be holding the only straw poll for governor in the state today,” Don Lucas told the group meeting at the Fort Madison Middle School. And, at the Fort Madison caucus, Republicans clearly favored a familiar name — Terry Branstad, over his fellow GOP candidates, Rod Roberts, Bob Vander Plaats and Chris Rants. At Fort Madison Middle School, Branstad received 16 votes; Vander Plaats,...