Eddie Mauro’s campaign for U.S. Senate continued to take aim at Theresa Greenfield on Tuesday. His team sent the following press release on Tuesday:
Monday night’s televised Senate debate featured David Yepsen, the former 34-year Des Moines Register veteran, putting into words the criticism that many Iowans have of candidate Theresa Greenfield:
“I’ll start with you, Theresa Greenfield. The criticism of you is that you’re a tool of Chuck Schumer and that it’s establishment Democrats who have endorsed you and given you their blessing. How do you respond to that, that a bunch of out of state leaders are trying to foist you onto the Iowa Democratic party?” – Iowa Press moderator David Yepsen
Mauro addressed the tipping of the scales directly during the debate:
‘The D.C. establishment does like to weigh in on these races – I learned that in 2018 when they chose Theresa Greenfield and pushed Cindy Axne out to the side. And I saw what that does to people. In fact, Iowans don’t have a choice right now in this race because they’re trying to tell us that Theresa is the only choice and you don’t have a say in that. And we need to reject that.”
When asked if she would have voted with or against Iowa Representatives Axne and Finkenauer, rejecting the Heroe’s Act, Greenfield contradicted her answer given the day before. The Des Moines Register reported:
Greenfield and Graham said they wanted to be able to review the bill further. All but Mauro said they hadn’t had a chance to read the 1,800 page bill.
“It’s not strong enough right now. If I’m a United States senator, I would make it stronger and then send it back over to the House,” Mauro said.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that (Mauro said):
Greenfield has ‘chosen the wrong route’ by laying off workers during business crises. Greenfield didn’t defend her leadership of a homebuilding firm…’
And the Iowa Starting Line reports that:
‘Of the four candidates, Mauro has taken the most aggressive approach when it comes to criticizing his opponents…Greenfield, he said, is the hand-picked candidate of establishment Democrats, not a grassroots favorite.’
Tonight’s KCCI’s debate airs at 7p and WHO NBC13’s debate is Thursday, May 21 at 4p.
Eddie Mauro appears 7 days a week on campaign live streams, answering questions from Iowa voters. The Mauro for Senate campaign has live-streamed over 70 hours of content with over 100 virtual events which are more than the rest of the other candidates combined. New and archived programs are available for viewing at eddiemauro.com/live.