Marion, IA – Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, was elevated today to a ‘Young Gun’ by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The campaign continues to operate at the high level needed to win Iowa’s First Congressional District.
“I’m honored to have the National Republican Congressional Committees full support,” said Hinson. “I look forward to working with them to defeat Congresswoman Finkenauer in November. We need to make Speaker Pelosi the former Speaker of the House and the road to a Republican majority runs directly through Iowa’s First District.”
“We are proud to promote such a diverse group of candidates to the final phase of the Young Guns program,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “As we move closer to Election Day, these candidates have shown they stand in stark contrast to their Democratic opponents and have the structure in place to come out victorious in November.”
Since launching her campaign, Ashley has established herself as one of the strongest House candidates in the country. 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”.
Hinson’s financial supporters include Ernst Victory Iowa PAC (Sen. Joni Ernst), Majority Committee PAC (Leader Kevin McCarthy), Eye of the Tiger PAC (Rep. Steve Scalise), Cowboy PAC (Rep. Liz Cheney), E-PAC (Rep. Elise Stefanik), CMR PAC (Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers), Susan PAC (Rep. Susan Brooks), Cut the Bull PAC (Rep. Carol Miller), Martha PAC (Rep. Martha Roby), The Freedom Project (Rep. John Boehner), ANN PAC (Rep. Ann Wagner) and VIEW PAC.
Ashley has a record of winning tough elections. She won in 2018 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.