Marion, IA – Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, won the Republican Primary today. The campaign goes into the general election with nearly $1.1 Million Dollars Cash on Hand and the campaign infrastructure needed to win this race.
Here is a video statement from Ashley Hinson.
“I’m honored to be the Republican Nominee for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District,” said Hinson. “The election in November will be a clear choice. Do we want to get the government out of the way and give our workers the tools they need to get our economy roaring again, or do we want to pursue a liberal agenda of higher taxes and more regulations?”
Hinson continued, “I’m ready to tackle the issues that really matter to Iowa families — reforming our broken healthcare system, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, securing our border and putting money back in the pockets of hard working Iowans. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents are all invited to join my team. Together, we can send Iowa common sense to Washington.”
Since launching her campaign, Ashley has established herself as one of the strongest House candidates in the country. Ashley was recently elevated to the highest tier of the ‘Young Gun Program’ by the National Republican Congressional Committee after establishing her clear path to victory. National political forecasters believe the 1st Congressional District will be one of the most competitive races in 2020. The Cook Political Report has rated IA-01 as “Toss Up”.
Ashley has a record of winning tough elections. She won in 2016 in a swing district to help hold the Iowa House majority and outperformed the Republican ticket by 5-8 points across House District 67, the heart of IA-01. She won 9 of 13 precincts in House District 67 in spite of Democratic outside groups outspending Republican outside groups.
An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th House District, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion. Prior to serving in the Iowa House, Ashley was an award-winning reporter and anchor for KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids. Ashley currently lives in Marion with her husband Matt and their two sons.