OTTUMWA – Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks released her final TV ad titled “Experience” today, focusing on her unique experience as a doctor, military veteran, and director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

The 30-second ad transcript reads:

Narrator: “Rita Hart on the tough issues”

Rita Hart: “To me, it’s about…again…listening to the experts”

Narrator: “So why is she attacking one? From the military to the operating room to leading the Department of Public Health, Dr.   Mariannette Miller-Meeks has the experience to cut through the partisan bickering, lead us out of this pandemic, rebuild our economy, and get Iowans safely back to work.”

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: “That’s exactly what I’ll do.”

“Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has spent a lifetime serving others and I think this ad highlights that,” said campaign manager Austin Harris. “Whether it was serving in uniform, delivering care to her patients, or overseeing Iowa’s public health apparatus, Dr. Miller-Meeks has the expertise we need in Congress as we battle COVID-19. Rita Hart has no clue what she is talking about and even though she says she’ll ‘listen to the experts’ she has spent a campaign attacking one for political gain.”

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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