RPI Statement on First Debate in Iowa Governor’s Race

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement after the first debate in the Iowa Governor’s race tonight:

“Tonight’s debate showed what Fred Hubbell’s doom and gloom campaign can’t ignore: under Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa is working. Governor Reynolds understands what makes Iowa tick, and it showed tonight as she was the clear winner. Her leadership will continue to make our state the best place to live in the country, and she’s only just getting started.

“If it were up to Fred Hubbell, Iowans would be subject to higher taxes and a far-left agenda that we can’t afford. There’s only one candidate in the race for Governor who’s proud to run on their record, and that’s Kim Reynolds. There’s only one candidate who understands the challenges and opportunities facing everyday Iowans, and that’s Kim Reynolds. There’s only one candidate who will put Iowans – and not their own paycheck – first, and that’s Kim Reynolds.

“While Fred Hubbell will do everything he can to run from his record every time we challenge him, Governor Reynolds stands by her record of lower taxes, higher wages, and reforms that are putting Iowa to work, and in November we’re going to Keep Iowa Moving under her leadership.”