Some say the Republican party is dead at the national level because they’ve focused all of their evil efforts on the state legislatures and congress. So it’s time to focus on Iowa’s statehouse and congressional races. With that in mind, here’s Monica Vernon, Democrat running for congress in Iowa’s first district, formerly Bruce Braley’s seat, now held by Republican Rod Blum. Visit her website at monicavernonforcongress.com. Follow her campaign on Facebook.