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It’s Time to Vote

Voting by mail.

The auditor sends out the first vote by mail ballots Oct. 5. I can’t wait to get mine. I’m hoping Democrats sweep Iowa yet the races are tight.

The Des Moines Register released a poll saying the presidential race is tied. What’s curious is Biden leads Trump by 20 points in every demographic of women and Trump leads Biden by 20 points in every demographic of men. If you want proof women are smarter than men there it is.

I’m voting for Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate because she’s smart and disciplined. During my interview with her this spring she stayed on message. She remains so despite the buckets of tar outside groups throw at her. Greenfield also understands the risk reelection of President Trump poses to Social Security. Trump would eliminate payroll taxes and bankrupt the trust fund by 2023. Greenfield is engaged, tough, independent and persistent.

Rita Hart is a farmer and former teacher. During her opponent’s three previous campaigns I spoke with Miller Meeks at parades. There is really no comparison between the two. Hart has the experience Iowa needs, the energy to get things done in the Congress, and she puts people over party.

Lonny Pulkrabek is the change we need at the statehouse. I like Bobby Kaufmann personally, he’s a hard worker. At the end of the day he votes with Republican leadership which is taking the state in the wrong direction. We know Lonny has the experience to make a difference in the Iowa legislature.

Please vote on or before Nov. 3.

~ Submitted as a letter to the editor of the Solon Economist