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The Courier: Letter: Vote for Blum

WATERLOO — “Republican Congressman Rod Blum offered 12 debates to his Democrat opponent, Abby Finkenauer. After viewing the two debates in which Finkenauer agreed to participate, I see the wisdom of Democrat decision makers to not allow her any more opportunity to showcase her vacuous understanding of anything and everything that is not a buzz…

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Caffeinated Thoughts: National Right to Life Endorses Rod Blum

“The National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) for re-election in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District race. “I will always vote to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and am extremely proud of my 100% voting record to protect the unborn,” Blum said in response to the endorsement. The letter of endorsement…

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The Gazette: Rep. Rod Blum sees term limits as answer to lack of political courage

CEDAR RAPIDS — “One of Rep. Rod Blum’s biggest surprises in his four years in the United States House has been what he sees a the lack of political courage among his colleagues. ‘Oh my gosh, probably near the top is the lack of political courage,’ the Dubuque Republican said in response to a question while…

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Caffeinated Thoughts: Wrestling Legend Dan Gable Endorses Rod Blum

“Dan Gable, the legendary Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling coach and Olympic champion, has endorsed Congressman Rod Blum’s reelection campaign to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. Gable as a wrestler in high school and later for Iowa State University he amassed a 181-1 record, losing only once in his last NCCA championship final match as a senior….

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Telegraph Herald: Our opinion: Despite issues, Blum still best for 1st District

“Aside from their Dubuque origins and the congressional seat they hope to win Nov. 6, Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer have little in common. The leading candidates for U.S. House from Iowa’s 1st District differ in age, gender, income bracket, experiences, political philosophy — and even the length of last name. All those differences —…

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Telegraph Herald: Letter: Eastern Iowa lights shining thanks to Blum

“’Will the last person to leave Dubuque please turn out the lights?’ Many can remember the slogan from the 1980s when Dubuque was on its last leg and just about everyone was on their way out. Today, U.S. News and World Report ranks Iowa the best state in the country. And Dubuque is considered among…

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The Gazette: Blum: Biggest barrier to reform is Washington swamp

“While in Congress, I’ve worked hard to learn and find solutions to lower the cost and accessibility of health care. I’ve spent days, weeks, months meeting patients while shadowing doctors, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and caretakers at hospitals and clinics in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Independence, Dubuque, Marshalltown, West Union, Elkader, Anamosa, Grinnell, Guttenberg and Manchester. The…

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Marshalltown Times-Republican: Incumbent congressman Blum pushes policy, experience

“U.S. Rep. Rod Blum wants to earn two more years representing Iowa’s First Congressional District in November. He faces fellow Dubuque native and state Rep. Abby Finkenauer in a heated race. Blum was first elected to Congress in 2014 and has a background as a businessman and software developer. He said voters want several issues…

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Gazette: Rod Blum, candidate for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

“Name: Rod Blum (incumbent) Party: Republican Residence: Dubuque Age: 63 Occupation: Member of Congress Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance from Loras College and MBA from University of Dubuque Website: rodblum.com What are the three most important issues facing Iowans and our country, and how would you address them as a U.S. representative? • Health care…

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