Braley Votes Early in Waterloo, Highlights Clear Choice in Senate Race

Press Release

Date: Oct. 24, 2014
Location: Waterloo, IA

Today, Bruce Braley voted early at the Black Hawk County Auditor's office in Waterloo. Braley was joined by his wife, Carolyn Braley, and supporters Scott and Regina Porter and Jesse McCunniff.

"It was great to be joined today by Jesse and the Porter family, who remind me of why I'm running for the Senate -- to fight for Iowans, and to always put Iowa's families first. I'm committed to breaking through the gridlock to build an economy that works for all of Iowa's families, not just the wealthiest few. While my opponent has made it clear that she stands for millionaires, billionaires and the special interests backing her campaign, I'll always put Iowa first," said Braley.

Scott and Regina Porter are the grandparents of Joseph Craig, a Nigerian-born toddler who was adopted by Jonathan and Kayla Craig in 2011. Braley helped the Craig family navigate bureaucratic problems and secure a visa so that Joseph could enter the United States.

Jesse McCunniff is a member of the 1/133rd infantry battalion in the Iowa National Guard, and has been deployed to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan during his 17 years in the National Guard. Braley led a successful effort to secure respite pay and GI Bill benefits that were initially denied to members of the 1/133rd infantry battalion.

Voting early is the simplest and easiest way to cast a ballot. Iowans can vote early in person from now until November 3. For more information about early voting locations, visit