Blum joins US Senators Ernst and Grassley, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey as Co-Chair
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2017
Today, the Reynolds-Gregg team announced that Congressman Rod Blum would serve as a state Co-Chair of the campaign. Prominent Iowa and national leaders continue to sign up in support of the Governor and Lt. Governor and their vision for building a better Iowa. Congressman Blum joins US Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey as a state Co-Chair. He also joins Governor Scott Walker and over 1,050 grassroots county chairs from all 99 counties in support of the campaign.
In joining the campaign, Congressman Blum stated “I enthusiastically support Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg as they lay the groundwork for the 2018 election. Their plan to build a better Iowa is the right one, and they have the determination, work ethic, and strategy to get it done. As we work on the federal level to reduce taxes and regulation and maximize personal liberty, there is not a better partner to have on the state level than Governor Kim Reynolds. I look forward to voting for her next fall, and her successful reelection.”
Governor Kim Reynolds thanked Congressman Blum for his support, saying “I’m honored to have Congressman Blum join our team as a state Co-Chair today. We’ve worked closely on a number of important issues to help Iowans. I also know how dedicated Rod is to his constituents. He’s home every weekend, listens to those he represents and has followed through on the commitments he made when running.”
The Governor continued: “Having Rod as a full partner on the federal level helps us immeasurably. Iowans deserve to have an integrated approach as we work to build a better Iowa for the future. Right now, our state’s unemployment rate is 10th best in the nation and our high school graduation rate is #1 in America. And, just last month, we saw more than 11,000 jobs added to our economy. We can’t let up. With that in mind, I will continue working with Congressman Blum to build a better Iowa for many years to come.”
The Governor and Lt. Governor are deeply committed to building the strongest grassroots campaign possible in order to support Republicans up and down the ticket. With the support of Congressman Blum, U.S. Senators Ernst and Grassley, Secretary Northey, and thousands of Iowans from all 99 counties, they look forward to lifting Republicans to victory next November.