Dec 17, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Latham’s Retirement in IA-03

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Tom Latham announced his retirement in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional district.

“The mass exodus of Republicans fleeing John Boehner’s dysfunctional House is putting more and more competitive districts into play every day. Tom Latham joins Republicans like Jon Runyan, Tim Griffin and Frank Wolf in jumping ship because Americans are categorically rejecting their flawed priorities: nearly 50 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reckless shutdown, constant brinksmanship and no agenda to work together to create jobs. Democrats will demonstrate to voters in this toss-up district that we’re committed to making a difference in their lives, whether it’s by passing a farm bill or moving forward with an agenda to strengthen and expand the middle class.”

BACKGROUND:

President Obama won the district in both 2008 and 2012.


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