Branstad Endorsed by ABI's PAC
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Monday, August 2, 2010 (515) 975-2426
State’s largest business trade group seeks “change in leadership” for Iowa
WAUKEE - The political action committee for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, representing 1,400 businesses employing over 300,000 Iowans, endorsed Terry Branstad to be Iowa’s next governor at a news conference today.
ABI board chair Sarah McDonald Hasken (AY McDonald Mfg - Dubuque) and Iowa Industry PAC chair Kirk Tyler (Atlantic Bottling Co. – Waukee) presented Branstad with its “Friend of Iowa Business” endorsement at the news conference held at the Atlantic Bottling distribution center in Waukee.
“ABI members don’t believe that our state is on the right track. Instead of providing leadership in making Iowa a better place for employers to grow, our state has considered job-killing policies that effectively take Iowa out-of-the-running for economic development,” said ABI Chair Sarah McDonald Hasken.
“Iowa needs a change in direction and a change in leadership. We need a new leader with experience in dealing with tough times. Someone who isn’t afraid to make tough choices. We’ve found that in Terry Branstad,” said McDonald Hasken.
“Like many Iowa companies, we’ve faced a tough economy the past four years,” said Kirk Tyler, chair of Iowa Industry PAC. “We’ve had to do more with less. When revenues tightened, we didn’t spend more than we took in. We’ve had to think of new ways to deliver quality service at a lower cost. At the same time, we haven’t seen the same kind of leadership for our state during these tough times. We need Terry Branstad as governor.”
“I look forward to working with ABI and its members to ensure we have economic opportunities all across this state. I believe Iowa’s best days lie ahead, but only if we have the resolve and the will to fix the state’s budget, make government more efficient, and work day-in and day-out to encourage job creation. I’m honored and proud to receive the endorsement of ABI,” said Branstad.
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