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Local Candidates Campaign in Knoxville over Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes & Dr. Bob Leonard

Knoxville continued to be a focal point for local campaigns this past weekend. As we’ve reported, Republican congressional candidate John Archer was at the Coffee Connection on Saturday to meet with area residents. Republican Iowa House candidate Greg Heartsill and Iowa Senate candidate Amy Sinclair were also in town. Sinclair says that events continue to be well-attended and she’s receiving a lot of support for her message of responsible government and better education. Hearstill notes he has also seen the same kind of momentum and passion. He reminds voters he is working to promote economic growth through tax and regulatory reforms, eliminating waste, and transparency.

Heartsill’s opponent, Megan Suhr, was part of a Saturday program at the Marion County Democratic headquarters to get out the vote. Volunteers helped remind voters to get registered and return their absentee ballots. She spent Saturday in Pleasantville meeting with veterans at the American Legion breakfast. She says that it’s time for the so-called 50% make their voices heard through the ballot box. Democratic candidate Dick Schrad is Sinclair’s opponent.