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Caffeinated Thoughts: Blum Endorsed By FreedomWorks and American Conservative Union

“Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) on Thursday received endorsements from FreedomWorks and the American Conservative Union in the Iowa 1st Congressional District Race. ‘Rep. Blum is a strong, principled leader and FreedomWorks for America is proud to support such a staunch defender of the Constitution. He is a true champion of liberty. We need him in…

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Dyersville Commercial: Letter: I encourage you to vote for Blum

“I would like to encourage the voters of the first District of Iowa to vote for Rod Blum for Congress. Rod Blum is his own man when it’s time to vote. Remember that his first vote was against the leadership of his own party to remove then Speaker John Boehner. I have been fortunate to…

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Telegraph Herald: Letter: Rep. Blum doing the job for us in Washington

“U.S. Rod Blum, who is seeking re-election, is his own man when it’s time to vote. Remember that his first vote was against the leadership of his own party to remove then-Speaker John Boehner. I have been fortunate to go to Washington and speak with representatives on both sides of the aisle about agriculture. When…

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The Gazette: Blum, Finkenauer find little agreement in final debate

“CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa 1st District candidates U.S. Rep. Rod Blum and challenger state Rep. Abby Finkenauer had sharp words for each other Tuesday evening in their second — and final — debate before the Nov. 6 election. For an hour, Democrat Finkenauer and Republican Blum found little on which to agree — but plenty…

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Caffeinated Thoughts: Blum Releases “Drain The Swamp” Ad in Iowa 1st Congressional District Race

“The re-election campaign for Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) released its fifth TV ad in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District race. Blum is running for his third term against his Democratic challenger, State Representative Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque). Blum’s ad, entitled ‘Drain the Swamp’ focuses on his efforts to bring reforms to Washington, DC. Watch: https://youtu.be/7j53CzBb1os ‘I told voters I…

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The Courier: Letter: Vote for Blum

CEDAR FALLS — “I recently read that Abby Finenauer has been endorsed by a variety of pro-abortion organizations, which greatly concerns me! After a bit of research, I found that Finkenauer also has a pro-abortion voting record in the Iowa House. She voted against the abortion ban that would prohibit abortions after the baby has…

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Quad-City Times: Grassley, Blum see deregulation, tax cuts as keys to economic growth

LISBON, Iowa — “Two Iowa Republican members of Congress voiced support Friday for extending or making permanent a tax credit that encourages short-line railroads to invest in infrastructure and safety improvements that create jobs in the transportation and manufacturing industries. ‘I was chairman of the Finance Committee when this was approved, so obviously I want…

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The Gazette: Blum poll puts him within 1 point of challenger

CEDAR RAPIDS — “Less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election, U.S. Rep. Rod Blum is where he usually is — trailing in the polls. Polls in the 20-county Northeast Iowa 1st Congressional District have shown him trailing Democratic challenger state Rep. Abby Finkenauer by as much as 15 percentage points. Although neither campaign…

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Caffeinated Thoughts: Iowa Farm Bureau Endorses Rod Blum and David Young

CEDAR RAPIDS– “Congressmen Rod Blum (R-Iowa) and David Young (R-Iowa) received an endorsement from the Iowa Farm Bureau for their re-election campaigns. Blum is challenged by the Democratic nominee State Representative Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. Young is challenged by Democratic nominee Cindy Axne and Libertarian nominee Bryan Jack Holder in Iowa’s…

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