IOWA

Hatching a Candidacy

State senator enters race.

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Sept. 16, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

State Sen. Jack Hatch (D) of­fi­cially an­nounced his “long an­ti­cip­ated” can­did­acy Monday morn­ing. Hatch “sought to po­s­i­tion him­self as a pop­u­list de­fend­er of Iowa’s work­ing poor and middle classes, prom­ising to re­in­vig­or­ate neigh­bor­hood and small town eco­nom­ies and raise the min­im­um wage.” Hatch: “I will keep fight­ing the big guy on be­half of the little guy every­where, any­where, all of the time.”

More Hatch, on Gov. Terry Bran­stad (R): “This is no time to sur­render to the status quo of a gov­ernor whose only goal is to be the longest-serving gov­ernor in Amer­ica’s his­tory. … Our gov­ernor and our gov­ern­ment needs to fight for the middle class of this state.” (Des Moines Re­gister)
— Ju­lie So­bel

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