The Quad-City Times Editorial Board today announced their endorsement of businesswoman Theresa Greenfield for the U.S. Senate in Iowa. This is Theresa’s second major editorial board endorsement in the last week, following the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
The endorsement highlights Theresa’s ability to “deal effectively with the kitchen table concerns that Iowans have.” The Editorial Board also cites Theresa’s commitment to protecting the Affordable Care Act and Social Security, and her understanding of “the front-and-center challenge” of the coronavirus pandemic in Iowa.
The Editorial Board said it was “disappointing” that Senator Joni Ernst declined to meet with them, saying “being a representative of all Iowans means knowing you will sometimes have differences with them, but still be willing to talk about it.” Senator Ernst also refused to meet with the Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial Board to answer questions about her failed record.
Read the highlights from the Quad-City Times:
- She wants to protect the health care coverage people got through the Affordable Care Act but build on it to lower premiums.
- She sees climate change as a crisis that needs to be dealt with, itself an accomplishment at a time when there is so much denial.
- She wants to protect programs like Medicare and Social Security, which face a real threat as the debt increases.
- She also sees the front-and-center challenge the coronavirus pandemic represents, urging a more robust, science-based response that means more testing and tracing.
- Unfortunately, Ernst declined to meet with the full editorial board for a more extended conversation, just as she’s refused to meet with other newspapers in the state. That’s disappointing… Being a representative of all Iowans means knowing you will sometimes have differences with them, but still be willing to talk about it.
- It is time for a change. We have high hopes for Greenfield.
- We believe she has potential to be a good lawmaker who will represent the mainstream of Iowa and that she will work hard to make progress on the country’s most pressing problems.
Read the full endorsement here.