tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN February 1, 2016 9:30pm-12:01am EST
[inaudible conversations] >> we will have to get another realignment. please initial this to show that we are in agreement at this point. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> next, we were able to complete that relatively quickly. we will be able to complete the next one even more quickly. at this point we are committed. they are both unviable.
that means that you either need to attract people to your group or realigned to another group that is viable. so if i give you five minutes. will that be enough for everyone to make their move? five minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> to the numbers, 215% or is ended to 10 for clinton.. >> in order to be viable, in order to be viable your group has to have at least 69 members.
>> right on the money. if three people walked out, we are still right on the money. [inaudible] >> they are trying to count every individual body. >> if you want to challenge it, you have to wait until they announce the vote. [inaudible conversations] >> here is where we now stand. uncommitted zero, martin o'malley zero,. [inaudible] 232, sanders, 234.
456. we lost three people. i understand that there could be consternation about the account. if anyone wishes to challenge it. hold on, hold on. [inaudible conversations] >> we will have a majority vote and we will see how that plays out. so if you vote yes, you want a recount. if you vote no, you do not want a recount.
>> there are only nine delegates. i do not believe that it will change the delegate now. that being said, i could be wrong. all in favor of a full recount, please raise your hand. >> the nays have it. the nays habit. [cheers] [applause] >> there with me a second. i have to do the math and report this. unfortunately the reporting application is not working appropriately so i have to do it by hand.
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> we have a confirmation. the way that the math works out when you do the formula, you take the total number for each preference group times nine, which are the number of delegates elected divided by the original count. which is 459 participants. that gives sanders 3.49, with the 2324 hillary clinton, you get 4.55. the rule then says for anything above .5, you round up, for below you round down. hence for delegates for sanders and five for clinton. [cheers] [applause]
tell me -- >> jane. thank you, jane. thank you for volunteering. >> you want to put your information down here? [inaudible conversations] >> on the corner of fourth and mlk. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you. tracy. casey, sorry. >> all right. >> just so everybody knows the upcoming days. the convention is saturday, march 12th.
registration starts 7:00 a.m. >> casey, nice to meet you. >> thanks. >> nice to meet you. >> here you go, dear. >> thank you. >> once you have your delegates selected, if you want to come up and fill them in on the delegate selection sheet that would be great. sanders campaign. [inaudible conversations] conversation [inaudible conversations] >> i have a sheet nor you to sign your delegates on up here. so bring up your delegates and
they can fill it in. delegates and alternates, we are allowed to have people become part of the platform committee and committee on committees, okay? so if you're signing your information on to the form as a delegate or at at the nat, you can -- alternate you can also select which one of the committees you want to be on. the platform committee will accept all of the various planks and resolutions that were submitted and debate them. for submission as part of the iowa democratic party platform eventually, but this step is the polk county democrats. the committee on committees has the rules committee, which sets the ruled for the convention, and they also have the arrangements committee, which will do the logistics for the convention. so, when you come up and sign
in, fill out the bubble on which one of those you would like to be part of. [inaudible conversations] >> i don't know if we did it right. >> we did. >> all right. we still have a little bit more business -- i'm sorry? >> alternates -- >> they sign on this as alternates, don't they? >> i don't know. >> alternates. >> then mine needs to go on the other side. >> is this your --
>> so we still have some remaining business that we will need to accomplish before we can adjourn. first of all, we will need to ratify our slate so it can't be challenged, and we also need to elect someone to the polk county central committee. >> i nominate drew. want to be that? >> i have been on it for years. >> second it. >> thank you. >> two people? >> it is two. >> wholes -- anybody want to -- >> a great opportunity be on the ground floor. >> right here. she wants to -- >> super. you guys okay with him being on the committee? >> yes. >> that's great. [inaudible conversations]
>> on bell avenue, the former steamfitters. i've been part of it's long time. a good way to get involved in the democratic party. so, hold on. as soon as we have everybody's names down and all of them listed appropriately for alternates vs. delegates and whether you want to be part of a committee, then we have to ratify the slate. any other nominations to the polk county committee? we have the two -- nobody else? all right. all in favor of the slate of drew and casey ericson, say a's. >> a's. >> all opposes say nay. congratulations. >> you'll represent us well.
>> yes. >> are you a delegate? >> that was my copy. >> do any for the sheriff. >> c-span would help us to put the chairs back appropriately. i'm not sure how that gets done. >> i have no idea what it looked like. anybody take a picture what it looks like? >> round. >> ruble? >> cindy, eventually the browns come out here.
>> do you want to be on either the platform committee or committee on committees. >> yes. >> the names of the individuals that spoke on behalf of the campaign. >> elizabeth buck on behalf of clinton, and i don't have the second name -- >> cindy peterson. >> sanders, it was carol beatty, baty. >> who what for martin o'malley? >> that was rick miller. >> thank you. >> what's your last him in? >> gents eh.
>> the final count was 232. >> to 224. eight, eight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you did a really good job. >> this was the largest i've done. >> how many have you done? >> i don't know. >> enough to know what you're doing. >> probably done at least seven or eight. i don't know. [inaudible conversations] >> i would like too thank all of you for being here and helping, all of you that helped tonight, thank you very much. it's been a huge help getting everybody registered, all the counts done, organizing your folks. >> you want to sweep this before
[inaudible conversations] >> all right. so here's the final vote of the evening. if all of the remaining attendees could listen up and confirm this slate. we need to ratify this slate. as you know, we have myself, drew, and casey ericson and the members of the polk county central committee from this precinct. we also have cindy peterson, elizabeth trimmings, john lacy, aaron dingus, and debra fish, as delegates for the clinton campaign. we have jason, jana ruud,
william browning and jessica messure as candidates for the sanders campaign. debra fish is on the platform committee, casey ericson is on the platform committee, jana rude is on the platform committee, and lillian browning is on the platform committee. alternate delegates. benjamin speed for clinton. carol baty for sanders, charlie brown for sanders. mary frye for clinton, julie fleming for clinton. christian anderson for clinton, and fisher for clinton. ben humphrey for clinton, aaron dingus for clinton. debra fish for clinton. can i have a motion to ratify the slate? >> do i have second.
>> if you have any other alter -- >> all in favor aaye. >> aye i-all opposed, nay. >> excellent. we have ratified the slate. are we now ready to adjourn? >> yes. >> thank you very much, everybody, for all of your service and help. i appreciate you for sticking around to the bitter end. thank you for your service. [applause] [inaudible conversations]
[inaudible conversations] >> i'm sorry, i couldn't talk to you. >> what can i add? >> drew, anything else? >> anything i can help you with? >> just need to get these documents put away properly. >> you want these chairs back or sweep it up first. >> i'm guessing with how much is on the floor, probably want to sweep it first. and they know how it goes better than i do. >> she said it goes around on the side and then along. [inaudible conversations]
>> so, news from the "associated press" as this democratic caucus rap wraps up. nut that martin o'malley ending his campaign, coming in at one percent or so in the various news organizations. number crunching, also, this results of this caucus that we have had live for you here on c-span 2 ended up with five delegates for hillary clinton and four delegates for bernie sanders. and in a few minutes we'll watch the republican caucus which is run differently than the democratic caucus we just saw. and we're taking your comments on facebook and twit bert what you're seeing in the walk iowa caucuses. james posted, the press too involved in the process. let people make up their mind independently without media influence. joe smith asked the question,
any nonwhite, under 60 people in iowa? and treater writes i've never been to a caucus mitchell state doesn't get its turn until may way. surprised each party in each state has different rules. i'm not clear if iowa works the same way as my state. looks like i'm getting a crash course in civics. i hope c-span does this for all the state. for once being on the west coast, may be to me bin fit. i intend to caucus this year, historical. continue to post your comments on facebook.com facebook.com/c-span. after the iowa caucuses the candidates and campaigns head to new hampshire ahead of the first in the nation primary, february 9th. so tomorrow we cover three republican presidential candidates including senator ted cruz who holds a town hall at criesing live church in wyndham, new hampshire, live at 12:30 eastern on c-span 2. senator marco rubio speaks at a
rally live on c-span3, and donald trump holding a rally in milford, new hampshire, live tomorrow evening at 7:00 eastern on c-span2. >> every election cycle we're reminded how important it is for citizens to be informed, c-span is a vehicle for empowering people to make good choices. it really is like you're getting a seven-course gourmet five-star meal of policy. and boy did i just sound like nerd but it's true. >> to me c-span is a home for political junkies and a way to track the government, whether it's on the capitol hill or agencies. >> most staffers have to television on the desk and c-span is on. i think it's a great way for us to stay informed. >> i urge my colleagues to vote for this amendment. there's a lot of c-span fans on the hill mitchell colleagues when guy back today will say, i saw you on c-span. >> you can get something like
the history of grain elevators in pennsylvania, or landmark supreme court decisions. >> good morning. >> so much more that c-span does in terms of its programs to make sure that people outside the beltway know what is going on inside it. >> i am proud to announce -- >> i announce my candidacy. >> eye am officially running for president. >> for president of the united states. >> reporter who covers politicsed and for so many of my stories in the "washington post," c-span has been part of my research, providing me with close insight about people 0. >> so many niches within the political 0 blog ospear and all of the policy years are covered. >> how many nuclear warheads does russia have aimed at the u.s. and the u.s. have aimed at russia. it's a place i can go that lets me do the thinking and do the
decisionmaking. >> we follow c-span at house meetings, senate meetings. >> good morning. phone lines are open so start dialing in. >> callers on c-span is great. never know what you're going to get. >> i'm from down south and i'm your mother. and i disagree that all families like ours. i don't know many families that are fighting at thanksgiving. >> welcome to booktv's live coverage of the 32nd annual book fair. >> c-span on the weekend becomes booktv. >> and it's been a wonderful way of accessing the work of those folks who are writing really great books. >> every weekend c-span3 becomes american history tv. you're a history junkie, you have to watch. >> whether we're talking bat congressional hearing or we're talking about an era in history,
there's so much information that you can convey, if you have that kind of programming. whether it's at the capitol or on the campaign trail they have a camera and cap ouring history as -- capturing history as it happens. inside of the chambers, inside of the conversations on capitol hill and let you have a seat at the table. you can't find that anywhere else. >> i'm a c-span fan. >> i'm a c-span fan. >> i'm a c-span fan. >> yes, i am a c-span fan. >> and that's the power of c-span. access for everyone to be part of the conversation. >> and you can join the conversation with your reaction to the-week-caucuses on the -- on the iowa caucuses. we talk about candidate strategy after the caucuses and heading into new hampshire. and henry wilson, the chief
political correspondent with the morning consult talks about how the results in iowa could affect what happens next week in new hampshire and beyond. "washington journal" starts at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> there's a different process for how the republican party in iowa caucuses versus how the democrats in the state caucus. later we'll show you the democrats again. right here here's an upclose look at what happened in boone county, iowa, where precincts held the caucuses in the gym at the community college. [inaudible conversations]
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good evening, everyone. the time has came. we can get started. 15 minutes late, but look around the room. what a crowd. great. very great. i'd like to welcome every one of you here. i'm gary nystrom, the chair of the boone county committee and a member of the state central commitee. i'm addressing you tonight on behalf the boone county republican party to welcome you and review some basics before the official business of the caucus is
conducted. let's first begin with the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. thank you. >> all right. we'll talk about the purpose of the caucus. we're here as republican neighbors, the first conduct a presidential poll. secondly, to elect precinct people to the county central committee. thirdly, to elect delegates, alternates and junior delegates
to the county convention, and, fifth to discuss and submit plat form issues to the county convention. there's never a meeting like this where there aren't some rules and i'm going to go through them. they're very short, but it's very important that everybody understands them and that we all obey and go by them. first off, no signs of any kind allowed inside the building except those posted by the owner or the building. secondly. no noisemaking industries of any kind will be allowed inside this area. thirdly, people who attend -- excuse me -- people whoa attempt -- who attempt to disrupt the procedures will be removed from the building. fourth, members of the media need to check in receive credentials and stay in the media area until the caulks caucus is concluded unless prior arrangements have been made. last, only boone county residents who have check in and received an official ballot will
be allowed inside the precinct areas. as of now, we have ten reps that will be speaking. we still need two more and you probably have three or four minutes if someone else wants to come up. we need someone from gilmour and one from carly fiorina. each of you is a registered republican has a presidential bat'll. they'll be marked and collected during precinct business, as your precinct finishes you will be allowed to leave but please respect the other precincts still conducting this business. if you plan to submit a platform
suggestion, please take and fill out an index card as soon as the precinct business begins, and thankfully you can get the cards as soon as you want from the chair people at the tables and start writing them down. that would save a lot of time. if they're -- if there's any discussion about the policeman fort suggestions they'll will be limited to two in favor, which includes the initial presenter, and then two opposed to that particular platform suggestion. everyone who is talking about platforms will be allowed one minute to speak. at this time we'll hear from our presidential candidate representative and they are here in the order that they signed in. there's no special treatment given to anyone. they will be given three minutes
to discuss and talk about their candidates. first we start with congressman steve king for cruz. [applause] >> thank you, gary. thanks for the welcome. this is a great big night for iowa. we get to make a recommendation to the rest of the country on who we think should be the next president of the united states, and i can't say enough about y'all being here and filling this gym tonight. i'm here speaking on behalf of ted cruz. and you'll know that i have not endorsed a presidential candidate in eight years. i said it has to be a conviction. well, it came to a conviction for me november 13th. i announced november 16th and have been working with the cruz campaign ever since. here are some things that come
with a president cruz. first, he is a full spectrum constitutional clip conservative. -- christian conservatives and i was spoon fed the constitution and the bible at the kitchen table. know what that is like. goes into you and stays and your convictions ayou to you face down about anything if it goes deep in your beans. here's what you get with ted cruz. he has been a fighter that has fought for each of these things in a public arena, has defended innocent unborn human lives, done so before the united states supreme court and he did so with the partial birth aabortion case successfully. and also has defended marriage before the court between a man and woman and believes it, has been active, a fighter, also defended religious liberty in a number of ways as well -- before the courts as well also the second amendment. you know the hiller decision, the first time we won anything for our gun rights, it was ted cruz that put that case together that protected the right to keep
and bear arms to a degree in the hiller case, and then along the way, i've put a lot of my effort into battling obamacare. i want obamacare ripped out by the roots. ted cruz has fought it as hard as anybody in the united states senate and will dot that and fierce the congress to repeal it word for word. he is taking on the was cartels, fought am necessary city every step on the way and his immigration policy has signed off on by jeff sessions sessiond steve king and ted cruz signed the policy as way and will tear to shreds the iranage nuclear deal, terrible nuclear deal now. , the question you might have is, what about ethanol? i sat town with ted cruz on this mid-summer and i wanted to convince him that my way was the right way. i do believe it really is to a degree but he said i've written a bill to phase down the rff over five years. not a abruptly end it.
the rff sunsets in 2022. it's gone any but what ted cruz has done, religion tear down the blend wall and give you market access to e25 and e30 and use the antitrust laws to make sure that ethanol will be sold at the pump in order to shut down the petroleum industry trying to shut us down. there's a better future for ethanol with ted cruz than anybody else's plan. we need constitutional conservative. i believe in him ask you to vote for him tonight. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, congressman. thank you very much. our next speaker will be ashley rungy, speaking for senator rubio. ashley. >> good evening. my name is ash here rungy. i hope you will join me in supporting senator marco rubio
tonight. i'm voting for marco because i believe he not only will unite our party but has the greatest chance of beating hillary clinton or bernie sanders in november. marco believes in american exceptionalism and as president will reverse obama's disastrous policies, including obamacare. he has committed to defeating isis and securing our borders. i've heard marco speak. i'm convinced his faith in christ has been a great influence in his life. as president. marco's christian values will guide him in making the best decision for our country. 2016 is a pivotal point in the direction of the united states. i want a president who believes in america, who will uphold our constitution and unite our country. please join me in caucusing for marco rubio tonight. thank you. [applause]
>> thank you, ashley. third speaker will be denny hamon, representing donald trump. [applause] >> good evening. my name is denny hamon and i'm representing donald trump for president. a lot of things that i have that support for donald, and i'm going to give you a few of them, but first of all, folks, washington is broke. we've got to fix what is going on out there. they've had their chance. congress, to do things. and doesn't seem to get done. donald is a doer. he will get it done. and a few things i think to point out to show he will do such things are as follows.
first of all, don's tax plan. he will lower the taxes in the middle class, take his business experience and uniquely qualified to grow the economy. he has death with the -- debt with world lead evers and knows how to negotiate. also, mr. trump understands the illegal immigration program. and problem that we have. we have to build that wall. there isn't a candidate out there that doesn't agree with that. he'll get that done. make mexico pay for it. also has to take scare of the syrian probable -- take care of the syrian problem. we have to stop the illegal immigration coming into the country. needs to be done that way before they get into the country, not after. a lot simpler way to stop it before it begins.
number three, mr. trump is a self-funding campaign. he is not taken money from any wealthy or special interests groups. he is not doing this for the money, folks. and he won't have to owe any favors to anybody in washington for any paybacks. that to me is very key. he is free to make decisions on his own that are in the best interests of america. also, mr. trump knows that it's smart to benefit the american people and he'll do that by cracking down on china, mexico, japan, and bring these jobs back to america. i'm in the car business. i know this personally. our gm products are built all over the world. we need bring that back here. he has had that negotiation
process done through his entire life and knows how to deal with those people particular. to maintain what he has built and to want more than he has and to continue to grow, he knows how to negotiate with the world leaders and to bring everything back here so that we can get america going again. also, mr. trump, wants our military -- he has to built this up. we look so weak around the world. he will build the military back to where it was. and we also will take care of our vets and he has done that in the past week that you saw. i'm sorry my time is up. hope you all vote for mr. trump. thank you for your time. [applause] >> thank you, denny. next, pete wasberger, speaking for governor bush.
do you want to speak fromy you're at or come up front? okay. >> i hope the time i spent walking up here was not deducted from any allotted time. greetings, my fellow republicans. tonight i am honored to speak on behalf of governor jeb bush. i'm not going to follow the script that the campaign gave me. instead, i want to tell you why i support governor bush based on
my own perspective. but before i get to that, the campaign hierarchy insisted that i mention governor bush's outstanding record in florida as a governor. okay. i've mentioned it. but i'm realistic enough to know that if you're talking outstanding governors, everyone in this room knows that no one can compare to our own terry branstader. this campaign as disappointed me. at the the divisiveness of it is disgusting. part of the reason governor bush
is not doing well in the polls is because for the most part, he stayed above all of that. that a fine example, i think, for all of us. we must be a party that reaches out to those who do not strictly adhere to all of our values. governor bush does this. but this does not mean that his own values and the ones he will support as presidentrw1
-- we must not alienate them. i am not evangelical but the impression of evangelism that i have is it's a philosophy of reaching out with love, to those who do not share all their views in hopes of gently getting them to at least listen to those views and beliefs. in my opinion, based on personal and political experience that goes back more than a half century, all of our potential nominees, jeb bush is the most
qualified to reach out with the voice of reason, which america craves. yes, we will not betray any of the values that we, the base of the republican party, cherish. one more very personal note. governor bush is the tallest of the candidates. yet if i am to be an example in any form, let that form by the fact that i have managed to overcome my personal prejudice and still support him. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much, pete.
our next presenter is for dr. carson, rita davenport. there you are. okay. >> all right. hi, neighbors. i'm rita davenport and i'm caucusing for dr. ben carson. my husband, jeremy, and i are life-long iowans and i work right here at the deman -- des moines area college. i'm also proud to say my family has lived in iowa since the late 1800s. i'm a long-time member of the boone county republican central committee for precinct one.
even before i came to boone i had proudly served on county republican central committees beginning in 1990. i know that working at the local level is how things get done, and i brief, of course, that a government that is closest to the people is the best kind of government. i also believe in the grassroots support for change. if i see something that i think should be changed, i'll not just talk about it. i'll work to change it. my proof, by volunteering with the national draft ben carson for president movement two years ago. now, this evening i'm joined by these wonderful ladies, and they're also part of that effort so all of that clamoring we did from thousands of volunteers across the united states worked. the result, dr. ben carson is a
candidate for the republican nomination for president of the united states. now, i need to tell you why i support dr. ben carson. tonight everyone will say their candidate is the best che. they say their candidate will fight for whatever you want to hear, and dr. carson's moral compass does not bend when the going to gets tough or the polls may been be inconvenient. dr. carson that's strength, judgment, clarity, and throughoutworthyness that can inspire america forward. those who follow dr. carson know that he does not beau -- bow to political correctness. he is a humble man and more likely to talk to god and prayer than to talk about himself. we need leaders who play. we all knee dr. carson's story. only in america could a boy from the streets of detroit pull himself out of poverty through hard work, prayer, and
determination. dr. carson is the man with the strength and judgment to keep america safe. he has a unique distinction qualification of all the candidates. -- carson has really had 2:00 a.m. calls where he has to frequently analyze complexion situations to make literally the decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. some people worry that dr. carson is not loud enough but you don't fix the nation by yelling. the nation is sick. we won't heal ill by yelling either. the task before us i will require good judgment. god has blessed america and blessed dr. carson. dr. carson has seen sickness and fought it. our country is sick. they're looking for the government to take care of them. our familiars breaking down.
our country is sick. mow importantly dr. carson as the strength to inspire to us be the shining city on the hill again. only in america is a stories like dr. carson's possible. i'm caucusing for dr. carson because i want that same opportunity for the family and neighbors and millions of people i have never met. so i'm proud to stand you and ask you to think with your head some act with your heart and union me. let's make today the day when we the people stand for what is right and set america back on the path of righteousness, success ask opportunity. dr. carson, the united states of america is in safe hands. [applause] >> thank you, rita. thank you, ladies. >> next, we'll have a representative for senator santorum.
charlie. >> thank you. my name is charlie and tonight i'm here too vote for rick santorum. a faithful husband, a home-school dad to seven children, and a former u.s. senator from pennsylvania. our top priority tonight must 2003 vote for the person who is friend be commander in chief on die one. rick has the most foreign policy experience of all the candidates. he served eight years on the senate armed services committee. he helped modernize our military, and authored sanctions on syria and iran. rick is the only candidate isis has targeted by name as their enemies. at home our conservative values are under attack, not a only by foreign fighters but also by the political establishment that wants to us remain silent about our moral values. yet we can't have limited government without a moral code
that binds us and constrains our passions. moral justice natural law are the bases for the conversation and the american way of life and co-exist comprimise these values -- led to our founders to revolution. despite what some candidates may say no government neither federal nor state, can justly passively laws that conflict with natural law. we don't need to compromise on these issues. we need a warrior to fight for them. there's one candidate in this race whose character is beyond reproach, whose achievements or our movement are many and who can be trusted to lead us into battle and win. rick santorum fought to end partial birth boringses and fierce the only vote on a
federal marriage amendment and bedded federal entitlement, created health savings accounts and also defeated two democratic incumbents in two separate elections in a purple state, despite being outnumbered bay million democrats. rick hasn't just fought. he has fought and won. tonight we have a privilege to nation. we don't follow polls, we determine them. by voting for a rick, we signal to isis that we're prepared for war. we signal to iowans that republicanned care about our economy. while some candidates promise to end the renewable fuel standard and weaken our economy, rick will progress the rff. we signaled the future campaigns that work ethic matters. rick has outworked every other candidate, holding 300 events and reaching all 99 counties six months ago. we always signaled to the political establishment that
iowans will not surrender our moral values and we found our warrior. rick santorum is the candidate we have been looking for. join me tonight and cast your vote for senator rick santorum. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, charlie. governor huckabee's speaker will be justin young. >> i'm honored to be here in iowa. i'm a louisiana grassroots chairman. i'm obviously a few miles from home. one thing we noticed when we were in louisiana, we got to see governor huckabee up close when he was governor. i remember when the clinton democrats tried to shove tax cuts -- tax raises -- raising
taxes down the throats of arkansas people and that governor huckabee got up at a press conference, stood up and said -- created a tax me more fund which was -- with the press conference to democrats could voluntarily pay more taxes instead of having the good people of arkansas pay those taxes. i also remember during hurricane katrina, when governor huckabee had a people first paperwork later approach, when my fellow louisianans were coming into arkansas needing food, shelter, and just to be loved and respected, and governor huckabee stood up, even to some folks in washington whoa wanted everybody centralized at the astrodome, and he stood up and helped our people in louisiana, and i'm personally very grateful for that. you guys have seen him near iowa. you know him. he's been here several times.
he has been to every county. he is the same fellow here that he is at a fundraiser in new orleans or a fundraiser in new york city. you're never going to see him change based on that. hi will protect social security and medicare and supported fully the fair tax which will eliminate the irs. he has been a big supporter of agriculture, not u.s. >> iowa but in arkansas when he was governor. he is a great person. many of you got to hoe him and his wife, janet. they're about as real as you can get. i remember henrys wife was at a function in louisiana, she was asked, what did she miss about hiss him being on fox news, and she just replied, the paycheck, and she was just -- they're the kind of people that you want in your living room, the people you want leading america, and i think you -- i don't think
you'll find a better person, better candidate. you won't find a stronger leader. when fighting the clinton democrats because he has done it, beaten them, time and time again. the clintons would send people -- send their supporters into arkansas, send surrogates to speak for. the against governor huckabee and he consistently beat hem. i thank you for your time. i thank you for participate neglect process -- participating in the process. i urge you to vote for governor huckabee and help him make it back here so we can beat the democrats and get the 27 other electoral votes required to send the democratic party back home. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much.
>> our next candidate is governor christie would will be represented by representative chip baltimore. >> thank you. what a great night to be a republican in boone county and all over the state of iowa. congratulations and thank you all so much for coming out tonight. i got a text from a friend of mine. i skid what are you doing tonight? and she said i'm staying heel. and watch something mindless tv. i said i didn't know the democratic caucus were on tv. but seriously, i'm here to represent governor chris christie and to ask for your support for governor christie. i first met governor christie five years ago when he first started coming to this state and there has been nobody in this entire slate of candidate that has done more for the state of iowa than governor chris christie. he has come here repeatedly over the last five years, campaigned
for governor branstad, lieutenant governor reynolds, senator grassley, senator anti, congressman king, congressman young and other great candidates up and down the line. he has come here consistently to help raise money, to raise awareness, to push the vote and get people out and that what governor christie does. one first 0 thing i learned about governor christie was something that resonated with me. he was the original tell it like it is candidate. somebody that was going to stand there and tell you exactly what he thought, exactly what the felt, and exactly what he knew, regardless of whether or not you wanted to hear it, because he ills not a going to be the kind of guy that will pander do you. that resonate with me because i appreciate that and most people appreciate that as well. but not only that, he backed up what he says with accomplishment. not a single more accomplished candidate in this field than governor christie when it comes to actually getting things done.
governor christie is the governor of the -- one of the bluest states in the to country, yet one of the first things he did was go and balance the state budget that had an $11 billion deficit. almost twice osize of the state of iowa's budget. that was their deficit. and he hat balanced that budget every year for the last six years despite he has democratically controlled legislature. as u.s.a. attorney he is one of the only candidates in this field that fought terrorism on the front line. he prosecuted terrorists and didn't successfully and knows how they operate, how to find them and defeat them. he ills guy that's going stand up to putin or any of the other world leaders and tell them exactly what he thinks and where america stands. he is known as the governor that
has veto the most tax increases in the country's history. he has cut taxes in the state of new jersey. he hal has balanced their budget and supports things like the rfs, the renewable fuel standard because in iowa he knows it's valuable -- invaluable when it comes to making our economy work. governor christie is accomplished. you know where he stands. he'll let you know where he stands and he will put his democratic opponents in their place and he will win in november. please ask you to support governor christie tonight. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you, chip. our next candidate will be rand paul. and ryan craft will be speaking on his behalf. ryan. >> thank you.
i've never done this before. i'm nervous as hell to be honest with you. but i've been -- i've lived in boone for over 20 years, with my wife and my family, and i'm not a paid politician. i volunteer. i do this because i'm passionate about accomplish passionate about freedom. and what i want to share with you tonight is real simple. what keeps me awake at night is some day the thought some day i'm going to have to look my kids in the eye when they say, dad, what did you do to defend liberty? what did you do? i can't get a job because our economy has been wrecked. we have a huge debt that it didn't contribute to. what did you do? and so i'm here too say, the reason i'm here is to promote
liberty, and i think rand paul is the best person to do that. the real threat to our freedom is not from men hiding in caves wearing turn bans -- turbines. the real threat is men in suits and ties in washington, dc. and so i just have a few more brief comments here. here's one quote for you to think about who said this. when people speak you about a war you tell them to fight it after my experience, i have come to hate war. and that was dwight eisenhower. so just a couple of parting
comments. vote your conscious. vote who is going to give you maximum liberty. whatever you think that is. i think it's rand paul. and the last thing is, if you think washington -- if you think electing someone here is going fix washington, you're mistaken. washington is broke. we need to fix government here in iowa. we have an amendment called the tenth amendment and it's the state's rights, and we can pretty much say anything the federal government does that we don't like, we don't have to follow it, and that's something we all need to keep in mind. i hope you will join me with supporting rand paul. thank you. [applause] thank you brian. and the last but not least is
governor kashich and rachel mckinniee will be representing him. rachel. [applause] >> hello. i didn't come here expecting to speak tonight. you can see my fancy yellow paper compared to the printouts that other people have, but i wanted to leave my day behind and come like you to the most optimistic place i could think of and that would be the iowa caucus. we're actually making things change here. i came too speak about that optimism, the optimism feel when i think about what john kashich could do about our future. until a few weeks ago i didn't know who jon john kashich was but i'm sure he's the only candidate that can lead our country in the right direction. i'm optimistic about what he can do to or economy inch hills state of ohio where he has governor he has closed an $8 billion shortfall without a tax increase, and in fact, he
has cut taxes by $800 million. unemployment is going down in his state. and he has served not only in the public sector as governor and a congressman before congress was so broken, but he has also served in the public sector as well in lee mine brothers -- lehman brothers as a director and knows how business works and how to create an economy that lets business do its job. he believes in defending the second amendment and also work fog -- working to improvement the mental health system to keep our country safe. mees of all he is electable and we need someone who can reach across the aisle and draw in moderates and i truly believe that john kashich is the
candidate as proven by his recent endorse. by "the new york times." i didn't come here too speak tied. i came to vote. to vote for us forks my checker, our future itch vote with my conscious, a conscience that kerrs about our country -- cares about our country, staying in the shape it needs to lead the world. i came here to vote for kashich for a president, and i hope that you will join me. thank you. [applause] >> thanks, rachel. i just want to tell the reps again, thank you very much for taking time out of your day and standing up for your beliefs and sharing it with the individual here. that's the very important. that's the last time they hear something until the cast the next ballot. so thank you for your time and efforts for doing that. applause.
now time to start the precinct business. i encourage you to state and contribute not only the presidential outcome but also matters facing all of us in boone county as republicans. i would like to stress -- and i i mean really stress -- how important it is for iowa to retain first in the nation caucus status. it's very important, folks. and what you're showing here tonight helps. thank you. the results of the caulks will be posted for you to view as you leave the gymnasium this evening. the results posted will be only for the precincts that are meeting here at des moines area community college. everybody understand that? it's just the precincts here. who we're going to post the results. there will also be a total sheet
that will combine all of the six precincts voting here. so, if you want to find out what they are, you can go back at home and get it on tv and pull it up probably on your phone as the results come in but we'll only have the precincts for this particular location. lastly, but not leastly, and probably one of the most important things to me, i have three people i want to introduce. if they'd step forward. kay wright. ellen nystrom, and maribeth waldman. these three people helped comprise our state, our county central committee exec committee. and trust you me, if it was not for these three ladies the organization would not be what you're seeing tonight. they have worked tirelessly and i can't thank the three of you
enough for that. we have the rest of the central committee but the hours and hourxza of work they have put i. please give. the anothernçáy round of applau. [applause] last thing i want to do is thank the deman area communal college and tom lee for allowing to us take over their gymnasium atrium. they have been very good to work with, adjusting schedules and moving classes around. so as a boone citizen, we truly have a gem here at des moines area community college, if you get a chance to tell them thanks and how much we appreciate it, it would go a very long ways. at this time, i'm going to turn it over to the temporary chairs and secretaries of the six precincts. thanks again, folks.
[inaudible conversations] >> can everybody hear me? okay. the caucus will now come to order. if you can't hear me, do this. we are now at this time going to pass around the brown envelope. this is for donations to the boone county republican party. every year we have a lot of expenses so if you could put something in, it would be deeply appreciated. if you put in more than $25, put your name, address, phone number, on the back, and the amount. okay? i will start it on the end. and just pass it back and forth.
the first order of business is to elect a permanent caucus chair. the chair will be responsible for conducting the business during this caucus. my turn? >> yep. >> nobody has nominated. >> are there any -- you just want to say you would like to nominate -- >> i would like too nominate kathy. are there any additional nominations? it has been first and seconded that i will become your permanent chair. i'll take of the caucus at this time as permanent chair. >> kathy is elected permanent caucus chair. >> okay. now, the next order of business is to elect a caucus secretary. i would like to elect becky as
the permanent caucus secretary. second. no other nominations -- in favor? >> aye. >> opposed. okay. becky will be our secretary. right now i will be passing around nominations slips. these slips are for the candidates that will be running locally and statewide for the republican party. if there are two names run for the same position you may still vote for both. so, please be sure and write your name on any nomination slips you can. >> pass out pencil?
>> leave it here. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> i would like -- john nearum, brian berry, tom putnam, -- okay. i need them too come forward. they're going to count the ballots. i couldn't think of the name. >> the nomination papers are on the table. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations]
>> these are some of the ballots. pass them down. >> die need to collect ballots. >> collect the ballots. >> what you do, you go find a spot over here in the corner. you have too stay in here to count because then anyone is allowed to watch you. so you will probably have a camera on you. they just can't bother you. okay? go to the end, start collecting and then meet -- tom putnam. >> we can hardly hear you. >> it's very hard, i'm sorry. >> where do the ballots go. >> four guys are collecting, pass them down to the end.
>> here's the envelope. the yellow slip will go in here and as many a -- putt all -- pul the ballots in there and then give it to these two women. if you can't find them, come back to me. >> how do we record -- >> they record it on there -- [inaudible conversations] >> as soon as it settled down we're going to get started here.