***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

Rita Hart is running for Congress in Iowa’s Second District. The Democrat’s campaign sent out a fundraising email last week hyping an endorsement from Democrat state auditor Rob Sand.

But Hart’s campaign made a mistake. The message read:

“Rob and our supporters all know that no matter what, Rita’s going to accept corruption in Washington.”

Bobby Schilling, a Republican running for the GOP’s nomination in the district, highlighted the email on Twitter on Nov. 24.

“When I read the email, I had to read it twice,” Schilling said. “I thought, ‘Well, yeah, that’s right in line with the Democrat Party of impeachment.'”

A likely typo, but perhaps a Freudian slip, he speculated.

The Iowa GOP picked up on the error.

“When Rita Hart’s team admits she’ll accept corruption if elected ‘no matter what.'”

State Sen. Marianette Miller-Meeks, who is also running for the Republican nomination, highlighted the misstep.

Author: Jacob Hall