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Steve Forbes speaking at the 2013 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, NV. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

(Dubuque, IA) Today Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and former candidate for the Republican nomination for president, announced that he will headline a public rally for Rod Blum, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s 1st District.

The “Rebirth of Opportunity” rally is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids.

“Rod is exactly the kind of principled, common sense leader our country needs, and I look forward to joining him on the campaign trail,” said Forbes.

“I am humbled to have Steve’s support in this race, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him join us in Cedar Rapids,” added Blum. “I know Steve cares as deeply as I do about restoring opportunity for all Americans, and it will be an honor to stand shoulder to shoulder with him on this issue.”

The rally is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.RodBlum.com or call (563) 581-9677.

Forbes will also appear at a private campaign luncheon at the museum before the rally. For more information on tickets to this exclusive event please contact Paul Smith at paul@rodblum.com or (563) 581-9677.

Rod Blum is a Republican candidate for United States Congress in Iowa’s 1st District. The only candidate in Iowa to be recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program, Rod graduated with a finance degree from Loras College and received his MBA from the University of Dubuque. He is the clear fundraising leader in the GOP race, with over six times the cash-on-hand amount of the next closest candidate. A lifelong resident of Dubuque and current owner of Digital Canal Corporation, Rod is married to Karen Blum and has five children. For more information please visit: www.RodBlum.com.

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