Tag Archives: Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley Building Bridges

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Three Things – Iowa Senate Race

Partisan politics, and the manner in which the founders set up the federal government with its bicameral legislature, yielded an inability to deal with problems much beyond our noses. The founders planned it that way. “A government of representatives, elected … Continue reading

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With Ernst It Will Be Government Of The Koch Brothers

by Sam Osborne What did the Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst debate demonstrate? Beyond Ernst insisting it’s fine for her and anyone else’s chickens to come home to roost in destruction of your garden and poop all over you doorstep, … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Race Roundup #IASEN

The national, corporate news media has been writing a lot about the Iowa U.S. Senate race to replace Tom Harkin. Here are some links to stories so readers can follow along: Greg Sargent of the Washington Post wrote about Joni … Continue reading

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Odds Favor Bruce Braley for #IASEN

Whatever one thinks of Nate Silver, his 55-45 odds of Bruce Braley winning in November are interesting and hopeful. It’s not the typical results of a single poll dividing the number of respondents. It’s Silver’s form of statistical probability, and … Continue reading

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Still Not Ready For Hillary

Where the weird Ready for Hillary political action committee (PAC) gets it wrong is political organizing in 2014 Iowa is about the 2014 midterms, not raising money and identifying support for a potential 2016 presidential candidate. Think back to 2006, … Continue reading

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Iowa's Proposed Bakken Pipeline

The Great March for Climate Action left Nebraska, entering Iowa on Wednesday. Their focus turns briefly from stopping the Keystone XL pipeline from the Tar Sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico, to what has been dubbed as the … Continue reading

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Braley-Ernst In The Heat Of Summer

At BFIA we keep calm and help progressive Democrats win elections. Sweet corn is in, first tomatoes are being harvested, and RAGBRAI just finished. We are in the summer doldrums of this midterm election campaign, where the real action is … Continue reading

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Iowa's Summer Campaign Has Begun

A small group of local, long-time political activists met last week with one of the 80 or so paid organizers for the Coordinated Campaign of the Iowa Democratic Party. Electing Bruce Braley as Iowa’s next U.S. Senator was at the … Continue reading

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Iowa U.S. Senate Candidates On Obamacare

At this stage in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race it is important to listen to the other side. Most voters are not engaged in one of the most visible political races in the country, and likely won’t be until much closer … Continue reading

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