Braley Concludes #99in24 Tour At Grassroots Event with Vice President Joe Biden, Highlights Plans to Fight for All Iowa Families, Not Just the Wealthiest Few

Press Release

Date: Oct. 27, 2014
Location: Davenport, IA

Today, Bruce Braley joined Vice President Joe Biden at a grassroots event in Davenport to conclude the Iowa Democratic Party's unprecedented 24-hour tour of all 99 counties. Braley began the day by meeting with local activists and grassroots volunteers in Dubuque to share his plans to break through the gridlock and fight for an economy that works for all Iowa families, not just the wealthiest few. Yesterday, Braley visited Polk, Iowa, Linn, Jones, Cedar and Johnson counties.

Braley was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Dave Loebsack in Davenport to conclude the unprecedented #99in24 tour. At the grassroots event, Braley highlighted the importance of voting early in this year's crucial midterm election. 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

"The #99in24 tour was a fantastic way to kick off the final few days of this election -- the energy and enthusiasm that I saw from our grassroots volunteers, organizers and activists makes it clear to me that Iowans want a Senator who will be a bridge builder, not a bridge burner. Millionaires, billionaires and special interests already have enough friends in Washington. As a Senator, I'll fight for all of Iowa's hardworking families, and I'll always put Iowa first," said Braley.

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.