FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 4, 2017
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Delaney Makes 5th Trip to Iowa, Campaigns Across 10 Counties
WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) campaigned across ten Iowa counties this weekend, his fifth visit to Iowa since launching his campaign for president this summer. Congressman Delaney met with voters, party leaders and local activists in the following counties: Scott, Muscatine, Louisa, Des Moines, Lee, Van Buren, Wapello, Mahaska, Marion, and Polk.
This year, Delaney has campaigned in 26 Iowa counties.
- Sheila Winter, of Davenport, was one of the first to arrive. The 63-year-old woman, who said she has had three heart attacks and is worried her medical expenses will rise because of changes in the new Republican tax bill, said that she likes what she heard.
“He was very, very direct. Right to the point,” she said, adding she intends to support Delaney.
- The three-term congressman said little about President Donald Trump on Saturday, telling one couple that Hillary Clinton’s campaign last year focused on making the case Trump wasn’t fit for the office.
“People expect more,” he added. “They want to know what we’re going to do.”
- Over the course of an hour, Delaney made his pitch and talked with the group about issues on their mind like health care, the national debt and how to bridge the seemingly growing divide between Republicans and Democrats.
- The overarching theme of Delaney’s message Saturday, and in other appearances he’s made so far in the campaign, was the role government can play in building up “forgotten” parts of America through investment in education, infrastructure and job training.
- “First, and most fundamentally,” he said, “we have to do things that take these huge parts of our country that have been left behind and create policies so that not only the government, but the private sector, invest in these communities and start evening out the economic growth of the country.”
- Jim Posz of Fort Madison said he liked Delaney’s forward-thinking platform and found it “refreshing” that a candidate was brainstorming about innovative ways to face the future. “The world is not going to go back to the way it was,” Posz said. “We need to be looking down the road and working to achieve things that will help the next generation.”
- “I want to usher in a kind of period of healing, if you will. Where we can actually start rolling up our sleeves and focusing on some of the things we can agree on, and getting things done for the American people.”
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