OTTUMWA – Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks released a new TV ad titled “Liberal Elites” today, criticizing her opponent’s support for the proposed Farm System Reform Act, a bill that aims to heavily regulate Iowa farms. 

The 30-second ad transcript reads:

Narrator: “Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren. Nancy Pelosi. Washington Democrats and liberal elites who want to take over Iowa agriculture, and Politician Rita Hart would help them do it.  Washington Democrats and Rita Hart have a plan that could wipe out Iowa family farms. More rules. More Red tape. Limits on production. Rita Hart and the Democrats’ plans means higher taxes and thousands of Iowa jobs lost. Rita Hart can’t represent us. She represents them.”

“Rita Hart didn’t even wait until Election Day to fall in line with the coastal elites. She’s proven she’ll do their bidding instead of standing up for Iowa’s family farmers,” said Miller-Meeks campaign manager Austin Harris. “The Farm Systems Reform Act, authored by Senator Cory Booker, a vegan who claims greenhouse gases produced by the meat industry will “destroy our planet,” would bankrupt Iowa’s family farms through over-regulation and smothering livestock production. Rita Hart’s support for it proves just how liberal she is and how willing she is to sacrifice Iowans’ livelihoods to go along and get along with the Democratic Party’s far-left wing. One thing is for sure: Rita Hart cares far more about her political career than Iowans.”

Miller-Meeks is an ophthalmologist and a 24-year U.S. Army veteran representing Senate District 41 in the Iowa Senate, which includes Davis, Jefferson, Van Buren, and Wapello counties. She is seeking the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, a seven-term Democratic congressman. After 14 years of Democrat control, Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District is now rated as a “toss-up,” according to national political forecasters. Of the 31 congressional districts won by Trump and held by Democrats, Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District is the only open seat.

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