(Dubuque, IA) Today, Rod Blum, Republican nominee for Congress in Iowa’s First District, announced the release of his campaign’s first TV ad of the general election. The 30-second ad spot titled “Dirt Floors” focuses on Rod’s humble beginnings growing up in Eastern Iowa and his story of hard work and private sector success.

“Like most Eastern Iowans, I come from a humble and hard-working background. Growing up in a home with dirt floors my parents taught me that if I studied hard and worked harder anything was possible. That’s the American Dream and I want to make sure that young Americans have that same opportunity,” said Blum.

The full transcript follows below:

ROD BLUM:

I grew up in a home with dirt floors, a furnace in the kitchen, and chickens in the attic. Dad drove a truck and Mom scrubbed floors to earn extra money. My parents taught me to study hard, work harder and never give up.

NARRATOR:

Rod Blum earned a college degree, started a family and helped grow a business from 5 employees to 325. Named Iowa Entrepreneur of the Year. Rod Blum for Congress.

ROD BLUM:

I’m Rod Blum and I approve this message.

“I like many Eastern Iowans come from a humble and hardworking beginning. Growing up in a home with dirt floors my parents taught me if I studied hard and worked harder that anything was possible. That’s the American Dream and I want to make sure that future generations have that same opportunity,” said Blum.

Rod Blum is the Republican nominee for United States Congress in Iowa’s 1st District. A member of 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. A lifelong resident of Dubuque and current owner of Digital Canal Corporation, Rod is married to Karen Blum with five children. For more information please visit: www.RodBlum.com.

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