Braley Highlights Plans to Fight for All Iowa Families as Iowa Democrats Launch #99in24 Tour

Press Release

Date: Oct. 26, 2014
Location: Des Moines, IA

Today, Bruce Braley visited six Iowa counties to speak to Iowans about the clear choice they have in this election and share his plans to break through the partisan gridlock and fight for an economy that works for all Iowa families, not just the wealthiest few. Braley's stops today included canvass kickoffs in Polk, Iowa, Linn, Jones, Cedar counties and a pizza party with student volunteers in Johnson County.

Braley's stops were a part of the Iowa Democratic Party's #99in24 Tour--a 24-hour tour of all 99 Iowa counties which began today, and will close Monday with an event with Vice President Joe Biden, Bruce Braley, and Dave Loebsack in Davenport.

"It was great to help launch the #99in24 tour today, sharing with Iowans all across the state about my plans to be a U.S. Senator who fights for all Iowans, not just the wealthiest few," Braley said. "Outside special interests are trying to buy Iowa's U.S. Senate seat, but from the energy and enthusiasm I saw from our fantastic volunteers and grassroots organizers today, it's clear Iowans want a Senator who will be a bridge builder, not a bridge burner. The wealthy special interests already have enough friends in Washington. As a Senator, I'll fight for the average Iowan every day, and always put Iowa first."

In stark contrast to Bruce's focus on policies that put Iowa families first, Sen. Joni Ernst's plans--including privatizing Social Security, protecting corporations that ship jobs overseas from paying their fair share in taxes, abolishing federal student loans, and opposing a minimum wage increase that would give 300,000 Iowans a raise--would have devastating consequences for Iowa's families.