Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds paid a visit to Perry Tuesday afternoon for a rally as part of her Keep Iowa Moving (KIM) Tour around the state ahead of next week’s general election.
Reynolds was joined at the Perry Hy-Vee by several other Republican candidates, including State Auditor Mary Mosiman, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Dallas County Treasurer Mitch Hambleton, County Recorder Chad Airhart, and candidate for Iowa House District 20 Ray Sorensen. U.S. Congressman David Young even made an appearance at the end of the rally. State Senator Jake Chapman got the rally going by introducing Reynolds, who talked about the Future Ready Iowa initiative, tax cuts, and low unemployment. She also made a solemn promise that she wouldn’t be touching the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). Mosiman, Naig, and Sorensen then each took the floor and talked about why they feel people should vote for them on November 6th.
Reynolds told Raccoon Valley Radio she has been pleased with how the KIM Tour has gone so far, and she’s anxious to keep it going up until Election Day. “We’re going to be everywhere that we can. We’ve already been to something like 32 communities, and I love getting out. We’ve had a really pretty good turnout at almost all the events. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and excitement. A lot of people have voted and they’re going out and trying to get more people to the polls. So it’s all about turnout, we need people to vote. It’s so important.”
In addition to her stop in Perry, Reynolds visited Jefferson earlier in the day Tuesday. She, Mosiman, and Naig were joined at Dunkers by Matt by Iowa House District 47 candidate Phil Thompson. Reynolds is in a close gubernatorial race with Democrat Fred Hubbell and Libertarian Jake Porter. Hubbell will be in Perry Thursday for a meet and greet at the Perry Perk coffee shop at 9:30 a.m.