The Iowa Republican

TaglineReporting-heavy partisan news
Year Founded2009
Type or CoveragePolitics
CityDes Moines
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
Mappin LocationDes Moines - Iowa
Principal StaffCraig Robinson
Principal StaffKevin Hall
DescriptionWhile serving as political director of the Republican Party of Iowa in 2007 Craig Robinson had one of those out-there against-the-grain ideas that rarely survive the journey from imagination to reality. Republicans he recalls were having big problems in terms of media coverage. “It wasn’t that we didn’t have people in our state doing good stuff it just wasn’t being reported on” says Robinson. His radical idea: to overhaul the party’s communications department. Instead of pushing out press releases the department would itself become a crack news team reporting on what Republicans were doing with Iowa.
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