Jenifer Bowen: Unfortunately for Jill June, Fred Hubbell and the ever-shrinking Iowa abortion industry, Iowans are completely uninterested in returning to a state that refuses to protect the most vulnerable among us.
After the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission favoring religious liberty, Iowa Democrat Gubernatorial Primary frontrunner Fred Hubbell said of legislation to protect religious liberty, “I’m not going to allow that kind of law to get passed in our state.”
Shane Vander Hart: The Republican Party of Iowa has called Fred Hubbell an elitist, they have questioned his position on tax cuts, but have been silent about the fact he was the chairman of Iowa’s largest abortion provider.
Fred Hubbell picked up a key endorsement in his quest to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds this fall. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, one of only two Democrat statewide elected officials endorsed the businessman from Des Moines.
A poll of 2,315 likely Iowa Democratic primary voters conducted this month shows that Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell has a widening lead among in the six-way race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s gubernatorial race.
Iowa Democrats hope for a historic blue wave in 2018 due to President Trump’s unpopularity, a competitive gubernatorial race, a good turnout for the mid-term Iowa Caucuses, the potential to flip Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, and the number of Republican state legislators retiring.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) joined her gubernatorial campaign as a campaign co-chair.
Retired businessman Fred Hubbell joins a crowded Democrat field running for Iowa Governor, and he may be their strongest contender to seek this office.