Thursday, May 08, 2008


Republican George Eichhorn launches bid for U.S. Senate with endorsements from top Republican leaders throughout Iowa

DES MOINES -- Former Republican Representative George Eichhorn is officially kicking off his bid for the United States Senate today by releasing a list of top Republican leaders from across Iowa who have endorsed his candidacy.

Eichhorn, an attorney and accomplished legislator who grew up in Davenport, owned a law firm in Des Moines and now lives in rural Hamilton County, said he was ready to take on the failings of Tom Harkin.

"I am running to change Washington, not become changed by Washington like Harkin," Eichhorn said. "In 2007 Tom Harkin was rated the 11th most liberal member of the United States Senate; I have a proven, consistent record of common sense conservatism."

Eichhorn's initial endorsement list of Republican leadership follows.

"I am the only Republican running who has a record on the issues that matter most to Iowans and I am gratified by the overwhelming support I am receiving from the Republican leadership and primary voting Republicans throughout Iowa," he added.

Eichhorn has also launched a website to reach voters across Iowa. The site is located at: "I expect that when voters visit my website they will see a very different kind of Senator for Iowa than Tom Harkin. I will work with Senator Chuck Grassley, not oppose him on issue after issue," Eichhorn said.

George Eichhorn (PRONOUNCED EYE-CORN) has a biography, issues and other information on the site. To obtain a photo, go to:

Eichhorn has been traveling the state meeting with Republican County Committees and organizations He expects to commence an announcement tour soon.

Initial List of Republican Leaders from Across Iowa Endorsing George Eichhorn for the United States Senate:

Senate Republican Leader, Senator Ron Wieck, Woodbury County

Former Senate President Jeff Lamberti, Polk County

Former Chairman, Iowa Republican Party, Mike Mahaffey, Poweshiek County

Former Iowa Republican National Committeewoman, Gwen Boeke, Howard County

Senate Assistant Republican Leader, Senator David Johnson, Osceola County

Senate Assistant Republican Leader, Senator Larry McKibben, Marshall County

House Assistant Republican Leader, Representative Jeff Kaufmann, Cedar County

House Assistant Republican Leader, Representative Linda Upmeyer, Hancock County

Former House Republican Leader, Representative Chuck Gipp, Winneshiek County

Former Assistant Senate Republican Leader, Senator Thurman Gaskill, Hancock County

Former House Republican Whip, Representative Libby Jacobs, Polk County

Senator James Seymore, Harrison County,*

Senator Paul McKinley, Lucas County

Senator Jerry Behn, Boone County

Representative Royd Chambers, O'Brien County

Representative Jamie VanFossen, Scott County

Representative Betty DeBoef, Keokuk County

Representative Dave Tjepkes, Webster County

Representative Clel Baudler, Adair County,*

Representative Ralph Watts, Dallas County

Representative Henry Rayhons, Hancock County

Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven, Marion County

Representative Dan Huseman, Cherokee County

Representative Bill Schickel, Cerro Gordo County

Representative Clarence Hoffman, Crawford County

Representative Jack Drake, Pottawattamie County

Former Assistant Senate Republican Leader & Senator, Maggie Tinsman, Scott County

Former Senator Bob Brunkhorst, Bremer County

Former Representative, House Speaker ProTempore, Danny Carroll, Poweshiek County

Former Representative Kent Kramer, Polk County

Former Representative Teresa Garman, Story County

Former Representative Ervin Dennis, Black Hawk County

Eichhorn for Senate Campaign Treasurer; former Chief of Staff to Republican Senate Leader Stewart Iverson, counsel to House Majority Leader Chuck Gipp, Marc Elcock

*(if noted) Possibly mentioned by others as supporting other candidates, each has provided a written endorsement supporting George Eichhorn's bid for the U.S. Senate.

I used to care about legislative endorsements, but now, I just he part of the problem too? The legislature has lost touch with the folks they serve. We've lost our majorities and I blame our current crop of electeds for destroying the republican brand.

I think I'm not impressed with their endorsements.
If we are to have any chance to defeat Harkin we'd better forget everything we've done in the past.

1) Go negative hard, now and stay on his throat until Election Day.

2) Offer a concrete solutions to gas prices, immigration and income opportunities for Iowans.

The combination of the first two forces Harkin to debate, not just create false election year television images. We then apply number 3, below.

3) Campaign like the dogs of hell are so close to our heels that we cannot even look back to determine their proximity to our asses.
Hey, I want to know what is going on at RPI?

Sporer won't say anything on his blog. Why7 don't you and Battleground talk about the thing that everyone in IOwa is talking about, the death of the Republican Party.

Now Rants, Iverson and Gross are moving the party to Cedar Rapids and paying for it out of the Romeny campaign chest.

Who is going to say that the Emporers have no clothes?
Now Rants, Iverson and Gross are moving the party to Cedar Rapids and paying for it out of the Romeny campaign chest

what does that even mean? you are clueless
Iowa Future Fund is the new RPI. Doug Gross and the Branstadt crew are behind it.
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