IOWA 04 (R -- KING) | IA-4

Businesswoman Considering Challenging King

The district leans heavily Republican.

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Ally Mutnick
July 24, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Spencer city councilwoman Leann Jacobsen (D), is considering a run against Rep. Steve King (R). “Jacobsen said she brings a focus on building up rural Iowa communities, growing business in the Midwest and supporting families. … Prior experience as a lobbyist and government relations leader in Des Moines helped her to develop” a “large network of business and political leaders” that she’s “drawn on … while investigating a possible challenge to King.”

“As president of the Technology Association of Iowa from 2005-15, she grew the association’s membership over 300 percent while developing a wide array of programming.” She also “served on the governor’s STEM advisory council from 2010-15, and is an advisory board member for Spencer Hospital.”

“With the 4th District traditionally a solid Republican stronghold, Jacobsen believes a winning strategy would be to expand the tent of supporters to include the large Independent contingent, along with moderate Republicans who are adverse to King’s often-inflammatory rhetoric.” (Spencer Daily Reporter)


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