TO: Reporters and Editors
FR: Matthew N. Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
RE: Statement on Vilsack Announcement
DA: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Chairman Matt Strawn issued the following statement following Christie Vilsackâ€™s announcement that she is exploring a run for Congress in the 4th District.
â€œWhile supporting Obamacare, record-deficit spending and the most socially-liberal president in American history may play well at Washington, D.C. cocktail parties, folks in Mrs. Vilsack’s newfound Iowa home have different values and priorities.
Her move, hundreds of miles from her southeast Iowa home, indicates that she doesn’t care which Iowans she actually represents so long as she can be in Congress.
Iowans have long valued humility in service rather than a desire for power and stature. Vilsackâ€™s blind ambition to run for office wherever, whenever is a first impression voters will not soon forget.Â â€œ
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