The Quad City Times endorsed Senator Harkin for a fifth term in the United States Senate on Wednesday.
The paper cited his hard work for people with disabilities and his focus on agriculture as reasons for their support:
Tom Harkin’s indelible impression is apparent across Iowa and America. Just ask anyone in a wheelchair. Or anyone fueling up a vehicle. Or anyone planting American crops or eating American food.
Harkin’s enduring impressions are evident in the stronger American farm economy, higher grain prices and a diminished reliance on production subsidies. His work makes it easier for disabled people to live, learn and earn, which also strengthen’s our country and economy.
With his tendency to always look ahead, the paper also sighted his plans for a fifth term as a reason for endorsement:
By always looking ahead, Harkin helped move the Iowa economy into the forefront of alternative energy production, fortifying the state against the full brunt of this economic downturn.
Harkin still is looking ahead. In his interview with the Times Editorial Board, he outlined a game plan to improve the electrical power grid and energy pipelines to make Iowa wind and ethanol power available nationwide. He elaborated on a transition to more sustainable organic ethanol production that would spread the alternative energy boon to south Iowa’s less tillable land.
To read the full endorsement, click here.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen has endorsed Tom Harkin for a fifth term in the US Senate.
The paper cited Harkin’s extensive work for all Iowans in their endorsement:
Harkin has our endorsement -as he did in 1984, 1990 and 1996 – because he has proven to be an effective lawmaker who looks out for Iowa’s best interests even as he plays a powerful role on the national stage.
Senator Tom Harkin will join U.S. House Candidate Becky Greenwald to rally volunteers in the final days before the election. The event will be held tomorrow, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
“I look forward to joining Becky in firing up the Democratic volunteers of Webster County,” said Harkin. “With eleven days until the election, we are taking nothing for granted. The hard work and dedication of volunteers is crucial as we push to get out the vote for our great candidates.”
The event begins at 2:30 and will take place at the Iowa Central Community College Career Ed Building Rooms 108-110. The address is One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA.
Today Senator Harkin received the endorsement of the Ottumwa Courier.
The Courier Editorial Board cited Senator Harkin’s commitment to renewable energy and to Iowa’s school children as two reasons why he received their endorsement:
Harkin is also a champion of renewable energy, biofuels, bio-based products and energy efficiency efforts and his support of continued growth in these areas will benefit Iowans in the years to come.
Yesterday The Globe Gazette (Mason City) endorsed Tom Harkin for reelection.
The Globe had this to say about Senator Harkin’s work in the Senate:
Harkin, because of his experience and leadership in the Senate, is uniquely qualified to help steer the United States through these uncertain times. He is chairman of the committee that drafts the farm bill, a vital piece of legislation that sets farm and food policy for the U.S. and distributes billions in subsidies across the nation. Who better to lead that team than an Iowan who is an experienced Washington hand?
The campaign is starting to heat up as we enter the last few weeks before election day, and there are a lot of exciting things happening on www.tomharkin.com
Our Building Blue II: Counting the Counties contest is now in the final round. We had a tremendous response for the nominating round with more than 1,000 Iowans voting for their favorite County Party, and I am happy to announce the top ten counties that will receive $500 and move on to our final round.