Republican Party Wants Ethics Board to Check Out Anti-Branstad Fliers

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The Republican Party of Iowa Executive Director Jeff Boeyink told me that on Monday he plans to ask the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to check out the mysterious group behind some fliers harshly criticizing former Governor Terry Branstad. Boeyink told me he has never heard of the group, Iowans for Truth and Honest Government. The group urges Branstad not to run again with unflattering words and phrases about his days in Terrace Hill. Boeyink told me, “The governor is not even a declared candidate.” He added, “It shows a lot of people are concerned about his potential candidacy.”

What do you think of the flier? Is all fair in “life, love and politics”? Or does this go too far?

5 comments

  • Mike

    Who ever published those flyers are not members of the Republican party that I am a member of. The tone of the flyer points to ignorance and intolerance on the level of a racist, white supremacist organization and that should not be tolerated in ANY political party.

    And they didn't even have the guts to sign their names.

  • Jeffrey7500

    I wish both people in political office and people who work in political organizations would grow up and quit being jerks. As long as we continue with the out-dated two-party system, we are not going to have good candidates. Deal with it. Neither Culver or Branstad are good candidates, but mud-slinging solves nothing.

  • Anonymous

    I find it funny that quite frankly people would care so much. The firestorm this caused is precisely the intent of this literature. Not to mention if you thought this was mean just wait to see what happens if he announces a run for Governor that will be when it hits the fan as you might say.

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