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Jeremy Taylor is continuing his campaign for the Fourth Congressional District after resigning his position on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.
Taylor decided to resign from that position after his residency was called into question leading to a proceeding in which the Auditor, Democrat Pat Gill, canceled his voter registration. Taylor’s family owns two homes in Sioux City, one in his supervisor’s district and one outside. He described the attack on his residency status as politically motivated.
After putting the supervisor’s position behind him to focus solely on the Fourth District race, Taylor’s campaign is forging on and still picking up endorsements.
“We are really energized by folks galvanizing around our campaign and the momentum we continue to see,” Taylor said. “Caucus night was tremendous. Fourth District voters are looking for a constitutionalist who can defeat JD Scholten in the fall and fight the specter of socialism. My hope is to stand for our historic rights and values with hopefully a new House majority.”
Taylor said he had a nearly 4,000-vote margin over Congressman Steve King in Woodbury County, the most populous county of the Fourth District, where Scholten actually beat King.
Taylor added he is aiming to win in Webster, Boone, Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties as well, counties where Republicans won, but where Scholten bested King.
On the stump, Taylor, an Army Chaplain and Major, points out that beating Scholten by a mere three percent, someone who was parading around with Bernie Sanders and a baseball, puts conservatives in a predicament when Republicans hold a 70,000-voter registration advantage over Democrats.
Taylor, an Iowa Army National Guard chaplain and major, points out King no longer holds committee assignments such as Judiciary where life, Second Amendment issues and impeachment proceedings have met on this key battleground.
Taylor has reserved most of his energy on the stump for State Senator Randy Feenstra, pointing out his changes from committee to the floor on legalizing sports gambling, party establishment support, refusal to answer the Iowa Standard’s life/abortion questionnaire, refusals to debate and an interview on CNN’s Don Lemon where Feenstra lambasted King and asked Don Lemon’s liberal audience to contribute to his campaign.
“I plan to govern as a conservative,” Taylor said. “And exactly as I campaigned. I’ll unequivocally answer questions and be willing to debate. I hope to fight for life, freedoms, and a balanced budget and to represent Iowa families well in Congress. I also hope to be an ally in the US House who is recognized as such by President Trump.“