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Our manufacturing and agriculture industries are closely tied. When our farmers are doing well, they buy more combines – made right here in Iowa. That’s why the Administration’s willingness to get involved in a trade war is deeply troubling – our economy is interconnected and any tariffs must be thoughtfully and deliberately studied before being applied to make sure they do not end up harming working families.
Abby Finkenauer led all Iowa congressional candidates in fundraising for the final three months of 2017, collecting more than $300,000 in her challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. Rod Blum.
Elected to Iowa’s State House of Representatives at 25, the first-generation college grad was raised by union parents; as an adult, she’s become an advocate for paid family leave and affordable child care.
In 2018, Abby Finkenauer — a state legislator who hails from a union family and is challenging GOP Rep. Rod Blum — is the Democrats’ best hope to make a comeback in the state’s delegation.
Into the breach has stepped State Representative Abby Finkenauer. She’s racked up some big union and elected official endorsements, becoming the favorite for the nomination over other contenders…
…the Freedom Caucus member voted for repeal of the 2010 health care law, which could hurt him in an Iowa district that twice voted for President Barack Obama by double digits.
Finkenauer would make for a jarring contrast with Blum, who is more than twice her age and personally wealthy. This is shaping up to be another highly competitive race.
“I grew up hearing about people being Kennedy Democrats and now people talk about being Joe Biden Democrats,” Finkenauer said at a picnic table outside her father’s house in rural Sherrill, which sits on a hill overlooking the Wisconsin border.