DES MOINES, Iowa – Four Republican candidates launched their first campaign ads last week. U.S. Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Ashley Hinson, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, and Gov. Kim Reynolds all hit the airwaves.
Miller-Meeks, running for re-election in the new Iowa 1st Congressional District released her ad last Tuesday. It highlights her strong ties to Iowa City with her residency at the University of Iowa and fighting alongside Iowans – not against them.
“Iowans deserve someone in Congress who knows your life and will fight YOUR fight! Join me this November to send common sense leadership back to Washington!” she said in a tweet that accompanied the ad’s release.
Hinson, running for re-election in the new Iowa 2nd Congressional District, focused on mental health care for veterans in her new ad released last Wednesday. “No veteran should ever be forgotten. I’m really proud Ashley Hinson expanded mental health care for veterans in rural areas. What Ashley Hinson did is going to save lives, and that’s not politics, that’s just the truth,” Sgt. Trent Dirks, featured in the ad, said.
Grassley, running for re-election in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, released his ad last Monday. He took aim at his Democratic opponent retired Admiral Mike Franken accusing him of having a history of lying to his superior officers in order to influence foreign policy. That ad shows Franken saying, “Give me an estimate of how that costs and how much forces are going to be… Admittingly, I inflated the cost of that.”
He then released a second ad that highlighted Franken insulting Grassley’s hometown of New Hartford.
Reynolds running for re-election in Iowa’s gubernatorial race, released her first ad last Thursday that highlights her biggest achievements: eliminating taxes on retirement income, protections for law enforcement, and keeping schools open. Ending with a tagline Iowans won’t soon forget, “Here in Iowa… America still works.”