As voters go to the polls next week in a special election for Iowa Senate District 30, the Democratic party is launching false attacks in their effort to prop up their weak candidate with a terrible record.

“Eric Giddens is waging a despicable campaign against Walt Rogers. His attacks are desperate lies and a last-ditch effort to distract voters from his record of raising taxes on Iowa families and supporting extreme left-wing policies that Iowans don’t support,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann.

Highlights of Giddens’ troubling record:

  • Donated to Bernie Sanders 14 times (
  • Supports government run health care (The Courier, Giddens Op-Ed. 5 January 2017)
  • Pushed to increase property taxes by over $30 million (The Courier, Giddens Op-Ed. 5 January 2017)
  • Supported increasing school bus fees for local families (Cedar Falls School Board Minutes. 14 May 2018)

“The voters of Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Hudson know Walt Rogers is a champion of education. He delivers on his promises of more education funding for our K-12 students, including record levels of funding passed during his time in Des Moines as well as eight years of funding increases for UNI,” said Kaufmann.


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