THE GAZETTE: U.S. Chamber endorses Miller-Meeks in Iowa 2nd District

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has landed the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Iowa’s 2nd District.

In endorsing Miller-Meeks, the Chamber cited “a very clear difference in Dr. Miller-Meeks’ stances on the issues that matter to the business community versus her opponent.”

Miller-Meeks, an Ottumwa ophthalmologist, “has a proven track record of leading responsibly and standing up for good policies,” according to Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue.

Miller-Meeks is running against former state Sen. Rita Hart, a Wheatland Democrat. The winner will succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack in the 24-county district that includes Johnson and Scott counties and stretches west to Clarke County.

As America seeks to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, “we are reminded of the importance of having leaders that understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” Donohue said.

“As our nation faces many challenges and is collectively working to not just reopen our economy but return to growth and expanded opportunities for all Americans, we need leaders like Mariannette Miller-Meeks,” he said.

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