Today, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council AFL-CIO voted unanimously to endorse Monica Vernon's campaign for Congress in Iowa's 1st congressional district.
"Every day I talk with Iowans who want fundamental change in Washington - a Congress that works for the middle class, not the special interests."
– Monica Vernon
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Congressman Rod Blum is having a bad couple of weeks. Following the backlash from Blum's recent support for Donald Trump's offensive statements on immigrants, Monica Vernon announced a sizable addition to her campaign war chest for the most recent fundraising period.
City Councilwoman Monica Vernon hosted a press conference today in Cedar Rapids with Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa’s State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, and former Iowa House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy where all three of the state’s top Democratic leaders announced their support for Monica Vernon’s campaign for Congress.
After releasing a long list of national endorsements this week, Monica Vernon is announcing more names to her groundswell of Iowa support.
Today, joining women leaders throughout Iowa and nationally, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for Monica Vernon in her bid for Congress.
Joining the chorus of Democratic leadership and grassroots support, Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer today announced his support for Monica Vernon for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District.