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October 31, 2018 Governor, GOP candidates rally
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As part of her final campaign push, Gov. Kim Reynolds made a campaign stop in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Reynolds was joined at the rally, held at the Washington Hy-Vee, by several local Republican candidates.

“We’re going to keep Republicans, independents and just Iowans engaged, because I believe with all my heart that we’ve got the right message and the state is going in the right direction,” Reynolds said. “Iowa is a state that’s getting things done. We’re working hard to cut taxes for hard-working Iowans, small businesses and farmers. We’re growing jobs, wages and opportunities all across the state.”

Reynolds reminded the crowd that when she took office as lieutenant governor in 2011, the outlook for Iowa was not very good.

“People were having a hard time finding work,” she said. “Unemployment was high. The budget was a mess. Education was cut 10 percent across the board by the Culver administration, which my opponent was a part of. We don’t want to go backwards.”

Reynolds warned that if Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell is elected, the progress Iowa has made could be undone.

“We don’t need a tax and spend governor,” Reynolds said. “We need a smaller, smarter, more efficient government.”

Reynolds added that there is still work to be done.

“Iowa is moving in the right direction,” she said. “We’re investing like never before in education, job training and health care. We’re never satisfied. We’ve got a lot more to do.”

State Senate District 39 candidate Heather Hora called Reynolds a “leadership role model, role model for my daughters, someone they can look up to and see that if they dream a big enough dream it can come true.”

District 78 State Rep. Jarad Klein warned that Democratic candidates are proposing programs that would cost Iowans a lot more money.

“I hear about all the spending our opponents want to do,” Klein said. “You’re talking over a billion dollars in more spending. Who’s going to pay for that? You are; I am; our families and our friends are.”

District 2 U.S. House candidate Dr. Christopher Peters said that it is time for Congress to do its job.

He pointed out that the national debit is about $21 trillion, compared to $5 trillion 21 years ago.

“That was the last time Congress passed a budget,” Peters said. “I think there’s a direct correlation between the fact that Congress hasn’t passed a budget in over 21 years and our national debt has grown from $5 trillion to $21 trillion.”

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