Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer will kick off his first 99-county tour of Iowa this Friday with a campaign stop that’s open to the public beginning at noon at Queen Beans, 522 Clark St.
Muhlbauer, who lives in rural Manilla, is a fifth-generation family farmer, former vice chairman of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, regional president of the Iowa Association of Counties, lifelong Iowan, and a self-described “old school farming, labor Democrat.”
“Our campaign is about the people of Iowa, the farmers, nurses, teachers, firefighters, meat packers and blue-collar workers who put food on our tables, care for us and keep us safe. These are the folks who have been left behind by career politicians and big dollar, special interest, DC donors,” Muhlbauer said. “This is a true grassroots campaign — we’re funded by people, not corporations. We launched our campaign in May, and above all else, the thing I’ve heard the most is that people are sick and tired of the status quo. So we’re taking our message to folks in every corner of Iowa, folks who are feeling the pinch of a suffering rural economy, school consolidation and decreased funding, loss of family farms and our failed healthcare system. We’re up against candidates funded by the very corporations who are responsible for sucking the life out of rural communities across the state. We need elected leaders who will represent the people, not their corporate donors — that’s why I’m running.”
After the Carroll event, Muhlbauer will be moving on to Webster, Story, Jasper, Lee and Polk counties.