A couple of Iowans in a House District expected to send a new Republican member to the Iowa House have reached out to The Iowa Standard expressing some heartburn at a promise made by Republican Josh Meggers during a campaign forum during the GOP primary.
The candidates were asked about the carbon pipeline projects and whether they support using eminent domain to build the private pipelines.
Josh Meggers, who won the nomination, said he supported the Hardin County Supervisors’ decision to oppose the use of eminent domain formally and said he is not in favor of eminent domain or compromising property rights.
While his words were an encouraging comfort to voters, a campaign finance report filed after the primary election shows there may be a conflict.
Meggers filed an in-kind contributions report on June 10 with one contribution:
$10,631.48 from Bruce Rastetter for campaign printing and mailing.
Rastetter is the CEO of Summit Carbon Solutions and was called the “Iowa agricultural heavyweight and the force” behind the carbon capture pipeline by The Des Moines Register.
The Iowa Standard reached out to Meggers on Sunday asking about his position on the project. Thus far we have not received a response.