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Rep. Ashley Hinson wasted little time Monday as she filed more than 7,300 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in her bid to win the Republican nomination for Iowa’s First Congressional District.

“Our campaign took the first step towards winning back Iowa’s First Congressional District today as I just turned in more than 7,300 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in Des Moines,” she said. “Whether you collected signatures from family and friends, covered an event, went door to door, whatehver it may be, I can’t thank you enough.”

Hinson said the strong number of signed petitions shows proof she is building a strong grassroots operation that will have what it takes to win on Election Day.

“I am humbled at the opportunity to serve Iowans in Congress,” she said. “I look forward to taking my message to every corner of all 20 counties in the First District.”

The requirement to be on the ballot is just 1,614 signatures. Hinson turned in close to 2,200 signatures from Linn County alone.

Hinson was announced recently as a “contender” by the National Republican Congressional Committee. She has been endorsed by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. She has received financial support from Ernst Victory Iowa PAC (Sen. Joni Ernst), Majority Committee PAC (Leader Kevin McCarthy), Eye of the Tiger PAC (Rep. Steve Scalise), Cowboy PAC (Rep. Liz Cheney) and E-PAC (Rep. Elise Stefanik).

The Cook Report has rated Iowa’s First District as a “toss-up.”

Hinson, a former news anchor and current state representative for House District 67, won in a swing district in the 2018 election. She outperformed the Republican ticket by 5-8 points across her house district. She won 9 of 13 precincts in spite of Democrat outside groups outspending Republican outside groups.

You can visit Hinson’s campaign website here.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall