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Principle, Unity, and Effectiveness

While I approach Republican politics from a certain tradition within the party, I learned early on that it’s a mistake to simplify and...

Jepsen, Branstad, and Grassley

Despite the efforts of my Friends of Dick Turner committee, Iowa Attorney General Turner decided to not run for U.S. Senate in 1978....

Richard Turner

In 1976, Iowa Attorney General Richard "Dick" Turner was Gov. Ronald Reagan's most prominent supporter within the state Republican Party....

Col. Day for Congress '78

Based on the promising results of our last-minute effort in the summer of 1976, our group of grassroots conservatives began laying the...

Col. Day for Congress '76

In my youth, I was part of a small group of conservative Republicans in northwest Iowa who tried to elect Col. George "Bud" Day to the...

Reagan '80

In 1980, I organized Northwestern College students to phone bank for Gov. Ronald Reagan, who was competing against George Bush in the...

Reagan '76

I was a junior delegate to the 1976 Iowa Republican State Convention. I was a strong supporter of Gov. Reagan in his contest with Pres....

Early Political Heroes

When I was young, my political heroes included Gov. Ronald Reagan, Col. Bud Day, Iowa Attorney General Dick Turner, and Congressman Chuck...