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Ron Paul plans third Iowa stop
Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced a second stop on his Oct. 29 visit to the Hawkeye State.
Paul had previously announced he would speak at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus, and now also plans to headline a fundraiser for Chad Steenhoek, Republican candidate for Iowa House District 46, and Tim Gartin, Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 23.
“Liberty PAC and I are proud to assist candidates with a distinct understanding of the freedom and prosperity that thrive when government is restrained,” Paul said. “Iowans are fortunate this year to have … conservatives running for the Iowa legislature.”
Steenhoek has been a resident of Ames since 1985 and graduated from Ames High School in 1992. He owns Steenhoek Environmental, which revamps yard and agricultural waste into humus compost for farmers and landscapers. In addition to Paul, the Steenhoek campaign has also been endorsed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and the National Rifle Association.
Gartin, an Iowa native, practices real estate law in Ames. It is unknown if his campaign has garnered any additional national nods of approval.
Iowa House District 46 is currently represented by Rep. Lisa Heddens, D-Ames, and includes the north side of Ames, Gilbert, Madrid and Luther.
Iowa Senate District 23 is currently represented by Sen. Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, and includes the cities of Ames, and Gilbert in Story County and the towns of Luther, Napier, Madrid and parts of Sheldahl in Boone County.
The exact time and location of the fundraiser has not yet been announced.