AFSCME Endorses Jim Mowrer for 4th District Race

Jim Mowrer, a Boone native who hopes to unseat Steve King, announced this week that he was backed by a union committee.

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Congressman Steve King's newest competitor, Jim Mowrer, of Boone, has been endorsed by the AFSCME Iowa PEOPLE Committee, Mowrer's campaign announced this week.

“Jim Mowrer has strong Iowa values. His service to his country in Iraq and at the Pentagon shows that he doesn’t just talk about the Iowa values of service, commitment, and honor – he lives them. Iowans will be proud to have Jim Mowrer represent them in Congress,” Danny Homan, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 president said in a prepared statement.

Mowrer recently kicked off his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for the 4th District seat with a stop at Cafe Diem in Ames where he met about 10 people, according to the Ames Tribune.

“I’m running for Congress because I don’t think the fourth district is being properly represented,” he told the Tribune on Thursday.

The Iraq war veteran recently criticized King's characterization of residents living in the United States illegally.

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,”  King reportedly said in an interview with Newsmax last week that has gone viral.

Mowrer recently launched a petition asking King to apologize for the statement.


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