For Immediate Release
January 28, 2020
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig Endorses Ashley Hinson for Congress
Marion, IA – Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, is proud to announce Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig’s endorsement of her campaign.
“I am proud to endorse Ashley Hinson to be the next Congresswoman for the first district. She has been a strong advocate for agriculture in Des Moines, and I have no doubt she will be a fantastic representative for farmers and manufacturers. My team and I are going to do everything we can to get her across the finish line.”
“We are thrilled to have Secretary Naig on Team Hinson,” said Hinson. “Mike is a fierce advocate for agriculture in our state. When it comes to our farmers, he understands that we can never put politics before people. When I go to Washington, I will tirelessly advocate for Iowa farmers.”
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.
Visit www.ashleyhinson.com to learn more about Ashley and her campaign to bring Iowa’s commonsense principles and proven leadership to Washington.