DeWITT, IOWA (September 26, 2022) — Statewide, congressional, and local Democratic candidates rallied a large crowd of voters at an afternoon soapbox-style event Sunday, September 25, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt. Eleven candidates made their case to voters and pointed out the differences between the two parties’ visions for Iowa.

Speakers addressed adequately investing in K-12 education and how to make Iowa’s schools Number One again, reversing population-loss in our rural communities, protecting a woman’s right to choose, opposition to school vouchers, and protecting our natural resources and Iowans’ right to vote.

Clinton County Democrats Chair and former congressional candidate Rita Hart said the future of Iowa is on the ballot this November. “There are so many issues that concern Iowans right now and I believe our candidates did a great job of telling voters how Democrats would lead. It was a terrific event and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did.”

Democratic candidate for governor Deidre DeJear and her lieutenant candidate Eric Van Lancker; candidate for Iowa’s First Congressional District Christina Bohannan; Senate candidate Mike Franken; Secretary of State candidate Joel Miller; Attorney General Tom Miller; Secretary of Agriculture candidate John Norwood; State Auditor Rob Sand; and state legislative candidates Jed Ganzer, Jenny Hansen, and Kay Pence all spoke.

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