U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield has collected more endorsements from current Iowa legislators than her three primary opponents, bringing her total this year to 23.
Greenfield leads the field in fundraising and endorsements, earning the support of groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America, League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME Council 61 and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Her latest round of endorsers include: state Sens. Todd Taylor of Cedar Rapids; Tony Bisignano of Des Moines; Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City; Amanda Ragan of Mason City; Jim Lykam of Davenport; state Reps. Mary Mascher of Iowa City; Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls; Bruce Hunter of Des Moines; John Forbes of Urbandale; Karin Derry of Johnston; Cindy Winckler of Davenport; Monica Kurth of Davenport; Jennifer Konfrst of Windsor Heights; and Kristin Sunde of West Des Moines.
“I’m strongly supporting Theresa for Senate because I know she will work to defend and strengthen Social Security for today’s retirees and the next generation,” said Sen. Bolkcom, in a statement. “She will stand up to Washington politicians who try to attack or privatize this critical program.”
Sen. Ragan said, “Theresa knows tough work because it’s how she was raised and believes in rural communities because she’s from one. She shares our values.”
Late in November, Greenfield added more labor endorsements to her list, including Teamsters Local 238, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125 of Eastern Iowa, Local 89 Ironworkers and SMART-Transportation Division of Iowa.
“The Teamsters are proud to be Iowa’s strongest union, and we’re supporting Theresa Greenfield because we know she will be Iowa workers’ strongest advocate in the Senate,” said Jim Romar, state political coordinator for Teamsters Local 238, in a statement. “Iowa workers can trust Theresa to stand with us on and off the job, defending workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively, and protecting our health care and hard-earned pensions so that hardworking Iowans can retire with dignity.”
Greenfield, Eddie Mauro, Kimberly Graham and Michael Franken are in a four-way primary race to unseat Republican Sen. Joni Ernst.
By Elizabeth Meyer