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Will Rogers New Polk County GOP Chair

Will Rogers, Iowa PoliticsIn Iowa Politics tonight, Will Rogers and Dave Edwards faced off in the biennial Polk County Republican Party Central Committee Officer Elections.  Will Rogers won the election 93 to 45.

Polk County is home to about 20% of Iowa voters.

Both candidates gave strong speeches and answers to questions from the committee.  With 139 in attendance, the group showed a great deal of support for both candidates, and asked some great questions.

The other three positions had only one candidate each and were elected by acclamation:

Co-chair: Chad Brown

Secretary: Joe Heuertz

Treasurer: Cheryl Weisheit

Congratulations to each of the candidates… these are challenging jobs, and not considered lightly.

Despite predictions of a contentious meeting, this was a very calm and unified time …


Candidate Dave Edwards Makes His Case For Polk County Chair

Dave EdwardsLate last week we brought you a message from Polk County Chair candidate Will Rogers.  Today we bring you a word from the other candidate in the race, Dave Edwards.  One of these two men will be declared leader of the Polk County GOP Tuesday evening.

Last year Mr. Edwards ran for the Iowa Senate in District 16 and, though he lost, showed a great deal of courage in running in the first place.  The voter registration numbers for this district on the day of the vote were: D-16,353; R-7,591; NP-10,410…enough said.  Though running against tremendous odds, Edwards put in a lot of work and was unafraid to talk about the non-PC issues negatively impacting his district.  If he should prevail Tuesday he will …


A Message From Will Rogers, Candidate for Polk GOP Chair

Will Rogers, Iowa Politics

Four days from now the Polk County Central Committee will gather to elect a successor to Kevin McLaughlin and Dave Funk.  While several people expressed possible interest in running for Chair, it is my understanding that the only two people openly vying for the post at this point are Will Rogers and Dave Edwards.

For the politically active in Polk County who don’t yet know Mr. Rogers and his background, below is a the full transcript of a message he sent The Conservative Reader: Iowa regarding his candidacy.  It is followed by the personal section of his bio.  The list of candidates and campaigns he has worked on or led over the last few decades is extensive to say the least, and there is no …


Iowa Senate News: Edwards plans 2 events, Stogdill wins 2 endorsements

Below are links to flyers for two upcoming events for Senate candidate Dave Edwards.  If you are in his district and want to learn more about him and his positions, these are perfect oppurtunitiues to talk to him in person.

Family Fun Fest & Chili Supper!          (Adobe Acrobat required)

Fall Freedom Fest Motorcycle rally!   (Adobe Acrobat required)

Below are the official endorsements Senate candidate Vicki Stogdill has earned this week:

Iowa Family PAC endorsement           (Adobe Acrobat required)

National Federation of Independent Business Endorsement


3 Questions With Iowa Senate Candidate Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards is the Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 16, the vast majority of which covers Des Moines and then swings Southeast to include Pleasant Hill.

While there is no getting around the fact that this is a Democrat stronghold (they have double the number of registered voters), if any Republican can win this district it is most certainly Dave Edwards.  What makes this race one of the most fascinating in the state this year is that Mr. Edwards is a blue collar, union member who is bringing the fight to Democrats on their turf.  He is challenging an incumbent who has already been in the Iowa Senate for 18 years (and was in the Iowa House before that), and few would argue …


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