Wednesday, September 27, 2006


GOP Picks Midwest

The Associated Press is reporting that our neighboring state Minnesota will be hosting the 2008 Republican Convention. I've been hoping the RNC would pick the Twin Cities, and I think it's a great choice -- and it will be awfully convenient to have all the action going on just up the road.

UPDATE: Here's the Star-Tribune's take.

UPDATE2: Here's the RNC Announcement.

Good pick folks!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006




HINT: Compare the number of ideas Chet claims with the number of fingers he uses to illustrate the statement.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Two weeks, four polls, and one third of one percent

Iowa Ennui has a characteristically good analysis of the recent deluge of polls in the governor's race. Bottom line:
[I]f this race doesn’t break for either candidate, it’s going to hinge on turnout, and if a turnout advantage fails, then we can all look forward to Chet’s SOS team counting ballots on the Friday after the election.
Tell your friends why Nussle/VanderPlaats make the best team to energize Iowa's future, let them know about the ways Chet Culver has failed Iowa as Secretary of State, and get them to vote.


Johnson County HQs makes the news

We already knew that we were receiving generous financial support for our headquarters from the Nussle-Vander Plaats campaign and Governor Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC. Today, the two campaigns announced that their contributions were part of a joint effort to open five GOP County HQs around the state. In addition to Johnson County, HQs are being supported in Dubuque, Linn, Pottawattamie, and Woodbury Counties.

Hotline On Call also picked up the story.

We are grateful for the support -- and it's good to see both organizations putting resources into these important grassroots efforts.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Republicans gather for Iowa-Iowa State Game

Republicans from around the state gathered before the Iowa-Iowa State game to show their support for Jim Nussle, Bob Vander Plaats and our other Republican candidates, while cheering on the Hawkeyes or Cyclones.

The Nussle team even had special limited-edition stickers! (They had some made in Cardinal and Gold, but I hear they weren't nearly as popular -- and you wouldn't expect me to post those colors on a Johnson County website, would you?)

Great food and drinks, pleasant weather, a fabulous location just behind the Press Box, and 100,000 of your closest friends from the state provided a good time for all.

UPDATE: Here's the Daily Iowan's coverage of the tailgate.

PHOTO BELOW: Bob Vander Plaats visits with local Republican, John Nesbitt, while Jim Nussle samples some of the delicious food behind him.

Jim Nussle shares a laugh with Dorree Eckhoff, his Johnson County campaign co-chair.

Bob Vander Plaats introduces Republican Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Bill Northey to three of his sons, Hans, Josh, and Logan, who are (of course) decked out the proper team's attire.

In addition, we were joined by some othere Republicans officials and candidates including our Congressman, Jim Leach . . .

. . . Senator Chuck Grassley (who, I hear helped open the new auto race track last in Newton last night) . . .

and first congressional district candidate Mike Whalen, who also had his own tailgate spot with a bus with a Whalen banner a couple dozen yards away

Friday, September 15, 2006


Fry and Gable for Nussle!!

On the eve of the Iowa/Iowa State game, we have some great news to report to here in Johnson County!
Legendary Hawkeyes Hayden Fry and Dan Gable have announced their public support of our next Governor,
Jim Nussle!
Coach Fry says, "My friend Jim Nussle is running to be Iowa's next Governor - and I'm proud to be part of his team. Jim has the right experience and vision to Energize Iowa's future"
Coach Fry has helped the Nussle campaign by making a radio commercial that will be playing statewide during the Iowa/Iowa State game on Saturday. You can listen to the ad by clicking here.
Coach Gable, legendary Iowa wrestling icon, is also going to the mat for the Nussle campaign and will be doing whatever he can to assist the Nussle/Vander Plaats campaign win in November!
This is your opportunity to join with these two legendary Iowans and help us elect fresh leadership in Iowa, but we can not do it without your help! There are many phone calls to make, doors to knock, and yard signs to be put out.
We have great candidates running across the board. In order to win in November, we have to lay the groundwork now to secure that victory. So, please come down to Johnson County Republican HQ or call us 339-8381 and volunteer!