OTTUMWA, Iowa – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who was the 2008 Republican nominee in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, announced her grassroots team for Muscatine County today, with state Sen. Jim Hahn the latest to add his name and endorsement in advance of the June 8 GOP primary election.
“In a congressional district with 15 counties spanning over 7,500 square miles, it’s important for any campaign to build a tremendous grassroots organization that relies on a network of volunteers who know their neighbors and can help turn out supporters on Election Day,” Miller-Meeks said. “To that end, having the support of a proven vote-getter and an outstanding public servant like Jim Hahn really means a great deal to our campaign. Teaming Jim with the line-up of long-time, energetic grassroots leaders we have across Muscatine County gives us the base for a winning campaign on June 8 and in the general election.”
Hahn represents parts of Muscatine, Johnson and Cedar counties.
“I’ve known Mariannette for over three years now, and in that time I’ve learned that she is one of the hardest workers, has an amazing command of the issues, a life-time of experience, and was raised with the values Iowa voters know and respect,” Hahn said. “I’m proud to offer my endorsement to Mariannette and know that she will be a tough but effective congresswoman who will fight to stop the runaway spending in Washington and end the liberal policies of Nancy Pelosi that are putting our country on an unsustainable path. As a doctor, veteran, educator and commonsense conservative, there’s no better choice for Congress than Mariannette Miller-Meeks.”
Senator Hahn’s endorsement follows on the heels of state Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, an assistant House leader from Wilton, who announced his support earlier this week. Rounding out the Muscatine County grassroots team are:
• County Chair: Marilyn Wedel, Muscatine
• Co-Chair: Paul Reeb, Muscatine
• Wilton – Jack Rife, Ron and Diana Gradert, Eric Vela
• West Liberty – Lew Morrison
• Muscatine – State Senator Jim Hahn, Roger and Sarah Lande, Phyllis Korschot, Michael A. Bailey, Mark and Kari Anderson, Carolyn J. Williams, Scott and Nancy Natvig, and Michael Gaeta
• Atalissa – Pat Corriell
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of Senator Hahn and the rest of the Muscatine County grassroots team, and I’m humbled to have these folks offer their time and hard work to help us win on June 8th and take this fight to Dave Loebsack in November. As the county with the second largest number of votes in the 2008 Republican Primary, Muscatine County is very important and our campaign will be very active here over the coming months,” Miller-Meeks said.
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