Some exciting news in the old email bag Tuesday – former state senator and lieutenant governor candidate in the Fred Hubbell campaign last fall – Rita Hart – has announced that she will be a candidate to replace the retiring congress member, Dave Loebsack.
From Rita Hart’s email:
|You may have heard the whispers, and now I’m excited to officially say it out loud: I’m running to represent Iowa’s 2nd district in Congress!
Dave Loebsack has served our district so well for over a decade, and I have been proud to call him my representative. Now that he’s retiring, our community needs someone who will continue his hard work and legacy, and serve as a strong voice for the interests of working Iowans.
When I was growing up on a farm outside of Charles City, my mother didn’t have a voice. Before I was born, she went into heart failure, and the months she spent in the hospital on oxygen left her voice at barely a whisper. The doctors told her she wouldn’t live past 25 — well she did, and she had seven more children, including me. Though her voice never did come back, she was a fighter for her whole life.
I learned a lot of things from my mom — how to fight, how to defy expectations others set for me — but mostly, I learned how to listen. I’ve spent my life standing up for people who weren’t being heard, as my mother’s daughter, a former educator, and most recently, a State Senator. Now, I want to serve as your voice in Congress.
|I’m running for Congress to be a voice for Iowans who don’t have one and to bring those people to the table to solve our toughest challenges: Making sure health care is affordable for all of us, helping families crippled by student loan debt, and growing our economy with stable, good-paying jobs.
I know that the people we should be listening to aren’t always the ones with the loudest voices. Iowa’s hardworking men and women deserve a resounding voice in Washington who will listen to their needs and then put those needs first, every single time.
Learn more about Rita Hart and contribute at http://www.ritahart.com