The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Features

October 10, 2012

Speakers rally county Republicans

CLINTON — On the 40th anniversary of the annual fall event, Clinton County Republicans commemorated the occasion with cake.

In less than 30 days, they’re hoping for an even bigger celebration.

GOP candidates seeking election in November made their pitch Tuesday at the Clinton County Republicans fall event at the Vista Grande. Republicans John Archer (U.S. Representative candidate), Andrew Naeve (Iowa Senate candidate), Rep. Steve Olson (Iowa House incumbent) and Tom Determann (Board of Supervisors candidate), joined Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds in addressing the 250 attendees.

Speakers urged the crowd to not only put the local candidates into office, but also place former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney into the White House over President Barack Obama.

“If we get it wrong this time, America, as we know it, will cease to exist,” Archer said.

Archer, of Bettendorf, will square off against Rep. Dave Loebsack in the Nov. 6 election in the newly created second congressional district. In a race that was once considered an uphill climb for Archer, polls are showing Loebsack’s lead narrowing, and the contest has been rated competitive by several national media outlets and political reports.

Loebsack has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007, but Archer, who earlier appeared at the Republican National Convention, is seeking to end the Democrat’s run.

“We’re excited where we’re at right now,” Archer said. “We need new leadership in the White House and in the Second District.”

Reynolds echoed Archer’s sentiment, but focused more on the state races, where she said a two-seat swing in votes could mean a major turnaround in Iowa government.

Republicans hold a 59 to 40 edge in the Iowa House, while Democrats hold a 26 to 24 advantage in the Iowa Senate. If Republicans maintain their lead in the House, and take over the Iowa Senate, it would be the first time in 14 years that the GOP controlled the House, Senate and Governor’s seat in Iowa.

“Win just two more Senate seats and the majority understands that the private sector creates jobs and grows the economy,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds believed not only would the Iowa Senate be controlled by Republicans, but Iowa would send four Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We’re optimistic this year,” Reynolds said. “It’s a tremendous challenge and the immediate battle begins 28 days from now.”

In other races, Naeve will face Rita Hart in the newly created Senate District 49, which includes all of Clinton County and portions of northern Scott County; Olson, who received a $3,000 award from the Iowa Corn Growers Association during the event, will square off against Ted Whisler in Iowa House District 98; and Determann will challenge John Staszewski for a Clinton County Board of Supervisors seat.

1
Text Only
Features
  • World Book Night A big love for books CLINTON -- Sharing a love for books is something members of the Clinton Public Library have always promoted and embraced. On Wednesday, they will join the rest of the world in spreading that love throughout communities. World Book Night, which conve

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17-14 Trees forever photo 2 Let it grow (with Video)

    CLINTON - A new generation of trees will be planted by a young generation of Irish. Wednesday during class, Lisa Golden's Prince of Peace Prep third-graders continued their year-long biology education with the help of Clinton's Trees Forever organiza

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Communities prep for hunts CLINTON -- Easter weekend is nearly here and two local organizations are calling all children for the hunting event of the year -- Easter egg hunting that is. Both Camanche and Fulton, Ill., will host Easter egg hunts Saturday, each at different time

    April 17, 2014

  • Women's Expo set for Tuesday at Wild Rose CLINTON -- It is time again to gather the girlfriends and head out to the Ultimate Spring Women's Expo at the Wild Rose Event Center in Clinton. The third annual expo from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Clinton Herald, offers an opportuni

    April 14, 2014

  • Fulton housing loan Program to assist Fulton resident FULTON, Ill. -- Brian Hollenback and Beth Payne delivered good news last week, traveling to seven cities, three counties and two states, ending their journey in Fulton. Hollenback, who is the Northwestern Illinois Housing Coalition president, and its

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stutting Camanche native tapped to head North Scott schools CLINTON -- A Camanche native will return to his roots this June, after being selected as the new superintendent for the North Scott Community School District. Joe Stutting, a 1987 graduate of Camanche High School, has been away from his hometown for

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview-1.jpg Luau raises funds to support programming

    CLINTON -- Hundreds of supporters and volunteers gathered Friday night to endorse a lifesaving organization in the Gateway area. The 10th annual Gateway Area Red Cross Luau kicked off the night at the Tuscany Event Center at Rastrelli's with a buffet

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anderson Meet Your Neighbor: Gardening serves multiple purposes

    CLINTON -- For Kathy Anderson, gardening is something she has always enjoyed. "For as long as I remember, I have been obsessed with being outside," Kathy said. "My mother never had to ask twice for me to go outside and play." At 5 and 6 years old, Ka

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stepping forward: The real Colbert

    Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.

    April 11, 2014

  • Longman.jpg Stars and stripes to fly at half-staff

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of a World War II airman, whose remains were recovered more than 70 years after being killed in action.
    Lt. Louis L. Longman, a 26-year old at the time he was last seen April 16, 1944, was a Clinton native. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps Air Force and when he was last seen, his unit was returning from a B-25 bomber escort mission over Hollandia, New Guinea.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook