Businessman Fred Hubbell (D) released his first TV ad of the gubernatorial race. The 30-second spot highlights Hubbell’s work for Planned Parenthood, focusing on his decision to stay on the board of the Planned Parenthood of mid-Iowa and serve as its chair in 1985, despite anti-choice activists threatening to boycott his store as a result. (release)
FUEL STANDARD. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) spoke Wednesday morning with President Trump and EPA Director Scot Pruitt and revealed the details of their discussion that afternoon. Reynolds wouldn’t say whether Trump or Pruitt promised not to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard, a federal standard in which Iowans are deeply invested given Iowa’s corn ethanol production.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the renewable fuel standard “was discussed. … But no definitive decision was made.” (Hotline reporting)
ENDORSEMENTS. Businessman Fred Hubbell (D) “continues to score endorsements in Scott County. His campaign announced Wednesday that a state legislator, as well as the county auditor and county attorney all are backing his campaign,” after already receiving support from a state representative, the Scott County Democratic Party chair, and a former Davenport mayor. (Quad-City Times)