Rita Hart earned a new endorsement from End Citizens United, which announced its support for her on Thursday.
Hart, a farmer from Clinton County, is running for Congress in Iowa’s Second Congressional District after serving in the Iowa State Senate from 2013 to 2018.
“Rita Hart is a dedicated public servant and knows the needs of her community better than anyone,” said Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United. “Rita will put the voices of Iowa families over those of corporate special interests and mega-donors once in Washington.”
Hart has voiced her support for the For the People Act, also known as HR 1, which is a sweeping bill that would reform fundamental parts of American democracy like redistricting practices, voter registration, election security, voter access and campaign finance.
The bill passed the House of Representatives in March.
Hart said she was proud to have the group’s endorsement.
“Whether it’s lowering the cost of healthcare, improving education, or growing our rural economy, I am running for Congress because hardworking Iowans need someone who listens to them––not the loud and powerful voices in Washington that hide behind anonymous front groups, she said in the press release.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that works to end corruption in government from big money groups. Specifically, their efforts are focused on reversing the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.
“From her time as an educator to serving in the Iowa State Senate, Rita has fought vigorously for her community throughout her career. End Citizens United is proud to stand with Rita Hart, and we look forward to helping her win,” Muller said.
In April, Rep. Dave Loebsack, who currently represents Iowa’s second district, announced his intention to retire from Congress.
“I’ll work to get rid of dark money so special interests can’t drown out families here in southeast Iowa and we can make progress on the issues that really matter,” Hart said.
by Nikoel Hytrek
Photo by Julie Fleming