June 20, 2022 - 11:17 am - Posted in News

Des Moines, Iowa — Deidre DeJear, the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, is asking party activists to remember Iowa has a history of progressive politics.


DeJear spoke at the Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention this weekend and formally accepted the party’s nomination to challenge Republican Governor Kim Reynolds in the General Election. DeJear also announced Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker is her running mate for the General Election.

Van Lancker, who’s in the middle of his fourth term as Clinton County’s top election official, lost his bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination for secretary of state in the June 7th Primary. Van Lancker says he and DeJear will provide leadership on issues like voting rights as well as public education, housing, broadband and health care.

DeJear told Democrats the race ahead won’t be easy, but she says issues like abortion access and public schools can sway independent voters.

After her speech, DeJear told reporters Reynolds appears to be more focused on enhancing her national profile and that will be an issue in the race.

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