Gazette: Dubuque legislator considering Blum challenge in 2018

Abby Finkenauer woke up Nov. 9 disappointed that Donald Trump was going to be president, that Republicans would control the Iowa Statehouse and that Rod Blum was still her congressman.

Now the Democratic state representative is considering challenging Blum, a Republican, who was elected to a second term in November. Both are from Dubuque.

“I knew what the election was going to mean for Iowa workers, hard working Iowans I know, knowing they deserve to be represented by people who understand their lives, not just someone who gets on Twitter and tweets about it,” Finkenauer said during a recent break at the Statehouse.