Cathy Glasson’s “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” Campaign

Des Moines, IA – Union Boss Cathy Glasson is running her campaign full stop on a “radical” outside agenda and has made it clear – she’s bought and paid for by national labor leaders, and she’s vigorously pursued the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. She’s even chasing the full Bernie stamp of approval. But are Glasson’s three central proposals – a $15 minimum wage, universal health care, and collective bargaining rights – being implemented with her own campaign?

“Union Boss Cathy Glasson is attempting to impose a ‘radical’ agenda on Iowa, yet she hasn’t said whether she’s leading by example by paying a $15 minimum wage, allowing campaign staff to bargain collectively, and providing them with free healthcare,” said Jesse Dougherty, Communications Director for the Republican Party of Iowa. “Is Glasson a candidate of her word, or is she another Hubbell-style politician who says one thing and does another?”

Several Democrats have moved to unionize their campaigns in the 2018 elections, but Glasson hasn’t said whether she would do the same. Glasson is also vocal about her plans to socialize healthcare on the state level – and would raise taxes by $12 billion to pay for it. Glasson calls for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour – is she paying her campaign staff at least that much? Like a lot of so-called “bold” progressives — from Hollywood to Washington, D.C. — Glasson takes a “do as I say, not as I do” approach to her own campaign.