Someone Had To Step Up

Kim Weaver | 10/19/16

Someone Had To Step Up

As I travel around the 4th District conversing with voters and journalists, I’m often asked, “Why are you running?”

My response is typically that I got fed up. Fed up with the obstruction and gridlock and partisan bickering. And that's true. Last night on KTIV I knew we didn't have much time, so I simplified all that and boiled it down to, “Someone had to step up and challenge Steve King.” (That's a link to the interview. Take a look, if you haven't seen it already.)

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Steve King was rated the least effective legislator by InsideGov, compared immigrants to animals, wants to restrict tax credits to only heterosexual couples, supports turning medicaid into a voucher program, claimed that white people contributed most to civilization, proposed draconian cuts to SNAP, and the list goes on and on.

Iowa's 4th District deserves a representative who will fight to protect and expand Social Security and Medicare. A representative who will fight for affordable education and good paying jobs, which starts (but does  not end) with raising the minimum wage. A representative who will represent all Iowans, regardless of sexual orientation, race, national background, religion or creed. A representative who will fight for solutions, not media attention.

I want to be that representative, and if you live in the 4th District, I ask for your vote. Also, if you are able, I ask for a donation of volunteer time or money. Together we can bring real solutions to Washington.

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