RPI Statement on IA-01 Primary

Republican Party of Iowa Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on the Democrat primary election in IA-01 tonight:

“As expected, DC’s handpicked candidate Abby Finkenauer came out ahead in the First District Democrat primary tonight. Maybe Finkenauer will finally thank Nancy Pelosi for the personal donation and support from the DCCC. Instead of running a campaign focused on the grassroots, Finkenauer is fueled by out-of-state cash and DC talking points, and that approach won’t fly with voters in Eastern Iowa.

“In contrast, Rod Blum continues his strong record of putting Eastern Iowa taxpayers first, no matter the consequences. While Finkenauer will bring her attacks from DC, Blum is no stranger to being outspent or attacked in the First District – and just like he did in 2014 and 2016, he’ll outwork his opponent and find victory in November. We look forward to standing behind a candidate with a real record, versus a candidate built on liberal special interests.”