I’ve been involved in plenty konversations about the state of the Republican Party here in
Under Democrat control the size of the state government has increased 20% in just the last two years. Democrats gutted Iowa’s voting laws, granted special rights to people based on sexual behavior, they raised taxes, increased fees, and wrestled away kontrol of Iowan’s schools, towns, and counties for locally elected officials and empowered bureaucrats in Des Moines. Folks that’s what they accomplished, just think what they would do if re-elected.
While some say think all is lost and want to burn down and rebuild RPI’s infrastructure with new leadership less than 6 months out of the November Elections, I choose to stand up and fight for the kandidates that have put their names on the ballot. I don’t care what the odds are, these kandidates deserve our support.
I have no idea what a little blog like this can do, but I’m writing today to challenge all of you arm-chair political operatives who like chime in on the state of things here in
Krusty’s Five Worth Fighting For
1. Danny Carroll HD 75- Danny was first elected to public office in 1984 as a member of the Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors. He served in that position for ten years and was then elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1994. He held that office through 2006 when unfortunately he was defeated. Danny is running this year in the race for House District 75 in an attempt to reclaim the seat he lost in 2006
Danny was targeted by a gentleman named Tim Gill, a
So if you’re a social conservative that doesn’t feel like they have a home with McCain, help Danny out by volunteering a day to help his campaign or if you can throw a little cash his way may making a contribution. Are you fine with letting Tim Gill, from
If you want to mail a kontribution send it to:
The Carroll Committee
2. Ross Paustian HD 84 – Ross is a 5th generation crop and livestock farmer from
HD 84 is rural
You can kontribute to Ross’s kampaign by klicking here or you can mail a kontribution to:
Paistian for State House
3. Renee Schulte HD 37 - Renee is an adjunct professor of psychology at
Renee serves on several boards focused on helping women and families. She has also been a licensed foster parent and worked as a family therapist for Four Oaks. Renee is a member of the Professional Womens Network and operates her own Mary Kay business.
If Renee’s name sounds familiar it should, she ran for the State Senate in 2006. Renee is a tireless campaigner and a loyal Krustacean to boot. HD 37 was serverly damaged by the recent floods for our prayers go out to all the good folks over there.
You can kontribute to Renee’s kampaign by klicking here or you can mail a kontribution to:
Concerned Taxpayers for Renee Schulte
4. Scott Belt HD 100 – Scott is currently serving the people in HD 100 on the Council Bluffs City Council, a position that he has held for the last 10 years. To say that Scott is involved in his community would be an understatement. He serves on the MidAmerica Boy Scott Council board of directors, MICAH House homeless shelter board, SWI Family Services board, Iowa Western community College Alumni board, Chair of the
It’s obvious that Scott has given a lot to his community, so let’s bring Scott’s leadership to the Iowa House. You
Committee to Elect Scott Belt
5. Carlin Hageman HD 19 – Carlin is a speech professor at UNI. He and his wife Elisabeth have lived in
Much like HD 37, district 19 has also been struck with flooding, so our thoughts and prayers are sent to them as well.
Hageman for State House
Now for me the math is pretty simple.
All 38 Republican House incumbents win. Most of these guys faced the toughest elections of their kareers in 2006 and survived. I think this is a pretty safe assumption, and before Kay, Dave, Mike start squawking about the huge voter registration advantage by the Democrats, I’ve looked at the numbers last month and there is nothing got these incumbents need to worry about as long as they work hard and stay out of trouble.
Add in 8 of the 9 Republican open seats, which the voter registration numbers also are favorable to Republicans.
Then knock off one Democrat open seat.
And then we need to beat 4 sitting Democrats to get to 51. I believe the 5 kandidates above represent our best chance, but there are additional kandidates with favorable districts that kould also swing our way.
I know this post is long, but there is a lot out there to fight for, and an awful lot on the line. So if your not talking about helping get folks like these elected, your not on my side, in fact you’re the enemy. I’m not about to sit through another 2 year span like we just did and watch my tax bill go through the roof, while kompanies like Winnebago klose plants because our business environment sucks and the kurrent leadership isn’t about to do anything about it.
Give your time, your talents, and what you can so that we can stop Chet Culver and his out-of-control liberal kronies.