Bruce Braley Keeps Making Farmer Gaffes

Braley claims to be a farmer in latest attempt to connect with Iowa voters
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) / AP

Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) Senate campaign is brushing aside criticism of a recent video in which he claimed to be a farmer, the latest in what his Republican opponents call a series of gaffes about Iowa’s most important occupation.

Bruce Braley Urged IRS to Investigate Tax-Exempt Conservative Groups

Received campaign contributions from union that represents IRS employees
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) / AP

Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) was one of several Democratic lawmakers who urged the IRS to investigate tax-exempt conservative groups—before it was revealed that the agency targeted those groups—in a scandal that continues to embroil the Obama administration.

Bruce Braley Continues to Tout Career as Lawyer

Faces criticism for his ties to national trial lawyers’ lobby
Bruce Braley

Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley is out with a new ad this week touting his career as a lawyer as he continues to face criticism for his ties to the national trial lawyers’ lobby.

Bruce Braley Flip-Flops on Keystone Pipeline

Braley now benefitting from outside group funded by Tom Steyer
U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley / AP

Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley reversed his stance on the Keystone XL pipeline last year and is now benefiting from spending by an outside group funded by a billionaire who opposes the project, according to reports.

DHS Secretly Allowed Suspects with Terror Ties Into Country

Sen. Grassley seeking more information about DHS' 'hands off' list
U.S. Homeland Security police officers / AP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that permitted individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States, according to document released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).