[Bleeding Heartland Logo]

About
Bleeding Heartland is a community blog about Iowa politics: campaigns and elections, state government, social and environmental issues. Bleeding Heartland also weighs in on presidential policies and campaigns, federal legislation and what the Iowans in Congress are up to. Join our community, post your thoughts as comments or diaries, help keep our leaders honest and hold them accountable.
Author
- desmoinesdem
Highlights
- Iowa 2012 election coverage
- Who's who in the Iowa House for 2015
- Who's who in the Iowa Senate for 2013
- Iowa wildflowers
2014 Election Coverage
- Absentee ballot numbers
- IA-Sen
- IA-Gov
- IA-01
- IA-02
- IA-03
- IA-04
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of State
- State Auditor
- Iowa Senate overview
- Iowa House overview
- Senate district 5
- Senate district 7
- Senate district 9
- Senate district 13
- Senate district 15
- Senate district 17
- Senate district 27
- Senate district 29
- Senate district 39
- Senate district 41
- Senate district 47
- Senate district 49
- House district 8
- House district 15
- House district 25
- House district 26
- House district 28
- House district 30
- House district 33 (2013)
- House district 40
- House district 51
- House district 60
- House district 63
- House district 65
- House district 68
- House district 73
- House district 82
- House district 91
- House district 92
- House district 95
- House district 99
Search




Advanced Search


Paid Advertising


Bleeding Heartland
It's what plants crave.

Greenwald ties Latham to Iraq War, GOP leadership

by: desmoinesdem

Sat Jul 05, 2008 at 01:57:04 AM CDT


I was glad to see this press release a few days ago from Becky Greenwald's campaign:

For Immediate Release

Contact: Erin Seidler

July 2, 2008                                                                                                        515-537-4465

Tom Latham's Other 'Milestones' In Congress

Des Moines - Tom Latham announced today that he has held 450 town hall meetings since taking office. The Greenwald for Congress campaign thought this was a good opportunity to discuss Tom Latham's other "milestones" since taking office in 1995.

7             The number of times Tom Latham has voted to continue the Iraq War, even as recently as June 19th.
92            The percentage of Tom Latham's votes cast in Congress that were following the Republican Party line. That is even higher than Steve King.
507          Amount, in millions, for veteran's healthcare that Tom Latham voted against in 2006 in favor of tax cuts for people making more than a million dollars per year. (HR 5385)

"Looking at the numbers, Tom Latham isn't listening to the people of the 4th District at his town hall meetings," said Erin Seidler, Communications Director. "It's time to make a difference in the 4th District and elect Becky Greenwald for Congress. "

The National Republican Congressional Committee is advising Republican candidates "to establish themselves in a personal manner, emphasizing local issues whenever possible." A recent strategy document warns against nationalizing the Congressional races in light of the GOP's very unpopular national brand.

It's no surprise that Latham would brag about his town-hall meetings. He has every reason to go by the new GOP playbook in his swing district where Democrats have made huge gains in voter registration and now slightly outnumber Republicans.

Remember, Democratic candidates have won special elections this year in Republican-leaning Congressional districts in Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi.

If I were Greenwald, I would remind fourth district voters every day that on Iraq and many other issues, Latham has continually marched in lockstep with President Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress.

The Cook Political Report recently changed its rating for Iowa's fourth district from "Solid Republican" to "Likely Republican."

Don't be surprised if it gets upgraded to "Lean Republican" before too long.

Greenwald is working hard. She participated in three Fourth of July parades yesterday (in Clear Lake, Waukee and Iowa Falls) and is raising a lot of money. She has another big fundraiser coming up in Des Moines on July 10, by the way--for details, call 515-564-3883. The more local contributions she receives, the better the chance that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and EMILY's List will fully commit to this race.

desmoinesdem :: Greenwald ties Latham to Iraq War, GOP leadership
Tags: , , , , , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email
Tweet This!

She was in another one today (4.00 / 1)
in Emmetsburg for the Palo Alto 150 year celebration. We had 20 or so people including the Obama folks who walked with us.

Becky has been working hard. She has been to all 28 counties in the district. She's been to Palo Alto 3 times, which is great considering how far away we are from her home base. Those of us in the smaller counties really appreciate it when a candidate visits personally.

We passed out candy and cards. Most people were very receptive. A few republicans were grumpy and wouldn't take one, which makes me happy because that means they have heard of her.


I can't believe (0.00 / 0)
her website still hasn't been updated.  There is no indication on her site that she even won the primary.

I agree, they should have updated the old site (0.00 / 0)
Apparently they've been working on a new site, but I don't know when it will be launched.

They could have thrown up a statement on winning the primary and a few links to newspaper articles about her that appeared in June.

Invite other Iowa political junkies to join us at Bleeding Heartland.


[ Parent ]
Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Iowa Liberal Blogs
- Ames Progressive
- Blog For Iowa
- Essential Estrogen
- Iowa .Gif-t Shop
- Iowa Independent (archive)
- Iowa Policy Points
- Iowans for a Future That Doesn't Suck
- John Deeth
Iowa Conservative Blogs
- Hawkeye GOP
- The Bean Walker
- Caffeinated Thoughts
- The Conservative Reader: Iowa
- The Iowa Republican
Journalists' blogs and research
- 24-Hour Dorman
- Cedar Rapids Gazette government page
- Iowa Fiscal Partnership
- Iowa Policy Project
- Iowa Politics Insider
- Iowa Watchdog.org
- On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog
- On the Campaign Trail with Ed Tibbetts
- Newton Independent (Peter Hussmann)
- Politically Speaking
- Price of Politics, etc.
- O.Kay Henderson at Radio Iowa
Iowa Democrats
- Tom Harkin (U.S. Senator)
- Bruce Braley (IA-01)
- Dave Loebsack (IA-02)
- Iowa Democratic Party
- Iowa House Democrats
- Iowa Senate Democrats
Statistics


 
Powered by: SoapBlox