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Voters Help Determine The November Landscape

Joni Ernst defeated 4 of her fellow Republicans in the open US Senate seat. (file photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voters around the State of Iowa and Mahaska County headed to the polls on Tuesday, June 3rd to help set the political landscape that will make up the general election in November. Henry “Willie” Van Weelden and Mark Doland each scored enough of the votes to break the 35% needed to […]

US Senate Candidate Scott Schaben Visits Oskaloosa

Republican candidate for US Senate Scott Schaben

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Getting attention is the name of politics, and those are usually obtained by having vastly different ideas from the norm, or by having deep enough pockets. Scott Schaben is a Republican candidate working to replace Tom Harkin (D) in the U.S. Senate. He was also in Oskaloosa on Saturday talking about why […]

CLOVIS TO BE AT OSKALOOSA PIZZA RANCH

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Sam Clovis

Sioux City – Sam Clovis, candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be at the Oskaloosa Pizza Ranch on Saturday, May 24th at 12 noon for a Pizza & Politics luncheon. “I look forward to being back in Oskaloosa to meet with the voters of this area,” said Sam Clovis. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to […]

Miller-Meeks Sees Health Care Law Impacting Employment

Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) talks with a group of women at Smokey Row this past week.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The primary is fast approaching, and candidates for all offices are making themselves available for the voting public. Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) is out campaigning for her chance to represent the Republican party against Congressman Dave Loebsack for the 2nd Congressional District in November. This is Miller-Meeks’ second campaign stop in Oskaloosa […]

Vander Linden Wraps Up Legislative Session

Vander Linden

(DES MOINES)—The Iowa Legislature concluded its work on Thursday, May 1 after spending 109 days doing the work of Iowans. Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) focused on bipartisan legislation to effectively manage the state budget, create certainty for hardworking Iowa taxpayers, families and employers and expand opportunities for Iowa’s veterans. These priorities included: · A […]

Rozenboom Newsletter (5/2/2014)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom On the first day of the 2014 Legislative session we listened to opening day remarks stressing the importance of strengthening Iowa’s economy and creating new career opportunities. These were two common themes being discussed prior to the start of the session. However, those themes were shelved early, never gaining any traction […]

Sheets Snapshot – May 1

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

by Rep. Larry Sheets The Iowa House officially adjourned on Thursday, May 1st. We’ve been debating late into the night to finish the Peoples’ business and prevent monkey business. I am against spending your money to subsidize ventures that can’t stand on their own. Solar panels and windmills can’t reduce peak electric demand on an […]

Gov. Branstad releases statement on close of 2014 legislative session

Governor Branstad enters the Iowa House Chambers to deliver his 2014 Condition of the State Address.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released the following statement after the close of the 2014 legislative session: “In January, Lt. Governor Reynolds and I brought forth a simple message: ‘Iowa is Working.’ In fact, Iowa Workforce Development recently reported that more Iowans are working than ever before in our state’s history and […]

Jacobs Touts Business Experience

Republican Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs made a campaign stop on Monday in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The race to be Iowas next senator is coming down to the point of thinning the herd, and businessman Mark Jacobs is one of the nearly half dozen Republicans seeking his party’s nomination. Jacobs addressed a group of 3 potential voters at Smokey Row on Monday at noon. In a conversation after […]

Rozenboom Report (4/18/2014)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

by Ken Rozenboom Nearly two weeks have gone by since House File 2462, a bill that would protect Iowa workers and create a more transparent government, was passed in the Iowa House. During that time, the Senate majority party has talked endlessly about the need for more transparency in government and protecting workers. But they […]

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