Hinson was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the conservative firebrand and former and doubtlessly future Republican presidential candidate, longtime Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Hawkeye State Gov. Kim Reynolds, former longtime Gov. Terry Branstad, and Republican Nationwide Committee chair Ronna McDaniel on Saturday at a well-attended rally on the Linn County fairgrounds in Central Metropolis, Iowa.
Hinson represents Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, which covers the northeast quarter of the state and contains the cities Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. The previous TV anchor narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Abby Finkenauer final November and will face a difficult reelection subsequent yr, because the GOP goals to retake take the Home majority they misplaced within the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans want a web achieve of simply 5 seats in the 2022 contests to regain the bulk.
“I work onerous for each vote, no matter whether or not it is Republican, Democrat or unbiased, as a result of in the end I do know this can be a swing district. It is flipped backwards and forwards a number of instances during the last 10 years,” Hinson emphasised in a nationwide unique interview with Fox Information following the occasion.
And he or she spotlighted that “Iowans worth commonsense. They need somebody who listens to them. They need somebody who’s going to inform their tales in Washington, D.C. And I’ve delivered on that promise since my first day in workplace. And so I believe that is fairly clear by the group we had right here right this moment.”
Cruz, in his headliner speech, praised Hinson as “a congresswoman who wakes up every single day in Washington, D.C. Who straps on her gladiator armor and goes and battles the lunatics for the nice state of Iowa.”
Whereas the GOP misplaced the White Home and the Senate majority within the 2020 cycle contests, they defied expectations and took an enormous chunk out of the Democrats’ Home majority. Republicans flipped two Home seats in Iowa from blue to purple and now management three of the state’s 4 congressional districts.
Cruz advised the group and emphasised within the Fox Information interview that Hinson’s “going to be re-elected in 2022. And management of the Home of Representatives, I believe, comes proper by Iowa. Iowa has crucial races. Ashley must win. She’s going to win. We’ll choose up seats in Iowa and we’ll retake the bulk. We’ll retire (Democratic Home Speaker) Nancy Pelosi.”
State Sen. Liz Mathis, a former TV anchor and nonprofit engagement director, final month grew to become the primary main Democrat to launch a 2022 problem in opposition to Hinson.