ADEL, Iowa – During a Trump campaign rally in Adel on Monday, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird endorsed former President Donald Trump. Bird is the first statewide elected official to endorse a presidential candidate this cycle.
Bird was elected Attorney General in 2022 defeating long-time Democratic incumbent Tom Miller.
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of President Trump because Iowans know he is the only candidate who can defeat Joe Biden and bring prosperity back to America. We have seen what Joe Biden’s America looks like— rampant crime, lawlessness, and broken communities. During President Trump’s first term, he stood up for law enforcement, kept our families safe and secured our Southern border. He will do that again when he returns to the White House,” she said giving remarks awaiting Trump’s appearance.
“As I travel the 99 counties and meet with hardworking Iowans, it is clear President Trump is the true grassroots candidate who will represent all of us instead of special interests and political insiders,” she added.
According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, Trump holds a 33-point lead among likely Iowa Republican caucus goers, however, in general election polling does not perform as well in head-to-head match-ups against Biden. In the latest Fox News poll, Biden leads Trump by one point while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (who headlined Bird’s fundraiser in August) leads Biden by two and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley leads Biden by four points.
Heading into the general election, should Trump be nominated, he faces four criminal indictments and trial dates that will interfere with his ability to campaign.