CCI Action statement on Kim Reynolds

To see how she will govern, just follow the money…

With the announcement of Governor Terry Branstad’s appointment as ambassador to China, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be taking his place. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Board President and CCI Action member Cherie Mortice released the following statement:

“We don’t need to wonder how Kim Reynolds will govern as Iowa’s incoming governor. All we need to do is follow the money.”

“We know she’s a pawn of business-as-usual corporate ag, since she and Branstad have taken campaign contributions of $248,298 from corporate ag kingpin Bruce Rastetter, $261,750 from meatpacking tycoon Eldon Roth, and over $88,000 from the Iowa Farm Bureau.

“We know where she stands on the Dakota Access Pipeline, since she took $2,500 from Energy Transfer Partners, and $31,000 from Wells Fargo, which is helping fund the pipeline.

“Big money is polluting Iowa politics and Kim Reynolds exemplifies that problem. All told, over the last ten years she has taken a total of $18 million in campaign contributions, primarily from big money donors and corporate PACs.

“Members of Iowa CCI across the state pledge to fight back against her corporate attacks, and instead promote our people and planet first vision for Iowa.”


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