On Monday, Iowa Treasurer Roby Smith announced his endorsement of Vivek Ramaswamy for President of the United States. Smith is the first statewide official to endorse any candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
“As a state senator, I voted for the largest tax cut in Iowa history, balanced the budget, and never missed a single vote on the floor of the Iowa Senate in 12 years. As State Treasurer, I’m working to keep politics out of investment strategy to ensure the best return on investment for taxpayers, retirees, and investors,” Smith said. “Vivek Ramaswamy is a businessman, a fiscal conservative, and a champion of the taxpayer. He shares my ideals and the ideals of many Iowa families and small business owners. As President, he will reduce spending, cut taxes, and work with the private sector to grow jobs and the economy. I am proud to announce today that I am endorsing Vivek Ramaswamy for President of the United States, and I encourage my fellow Iowans to join our team.”
Smith’s endorsement of Ramaswamy comes after State Sen. Scott Webster flipped his endorsement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Ramaswamy.