Farmers, Education, and Books; The Race For Iowa’s Vote
The 2024 Presidential race is on. In the last week, candidates vying for the job made their way to Iowa in hopes of gaining support from Hawkeye State.
Last week, we gave you a sneak peek into who was scheduled to visit Iowa this past week.
We kicked off this week with a visit from a former president.
On Monday, former President Donald Trump paid his first visit to Iowa since announcing his third presidential bid.
During his Iowa campaign stop, Trump discussed the death taxes farmers ace, Waters of the United States, discussed his history dealing with foreign agriculture trade, such as with China, Japan, and Israel, and energy independence.
Trump also looked to the future to talk about what he promises he has for farmers, which includes tackling high fertilizer prices.
We won't just increase ethanol production in our country, but we'll export ethanol all over the world. And just as I did for four straight years, I will protect Iowa ethanol and I will go after anyone who wishes to destroy it.
Trump's visit follows the three-day Iowa visit from a former UN ambassador.
If politicians want support from Iowa, it's important to remember that agriculture is at the core of the state, but it wasn’t the only focus in political visits this past week.
On Wednesday, Presidential candidate Nikki Haley was in Council Bluffs then spent Thursday in Nevada before wrapping up her visit Friday, March 10th in Clive.
During her second visit to the state of Iowa, Haley hosted a town hall at Longview farms in Nevada. Hayley shared with the crowd her experience growing up playing on a friend’s cotton farm and having a godmother with a dairy farm.
While in Iowa she praised Governor Kim Reynolds for the state's new school choice law, spoke about foreign policy in a forum with Senator Joni Ernst, and spread her message about unifying the country and strengthening patriotism.
Haley wasn't the only republican hopeful visiting the state Friday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made an appearance in Iowa on Friday where he promoted his new book, "The Courage to be Free," and talk about his accomplishments as the Florida governor: from banning mask mandates and vaccines to passing a law critics dubbed "Don't Say Gay".
He told his Iowa audience that his Florida record compared favorably with Governor Reynolds.
DeSantis has not officially announced his bid for the 2024 presidential election. Reports say that he is waiting until May or June to make any formal announcement about his political future.
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