Democratic US Senate candidate Mike Franken is running for office in Iowa but mentions California so frequently that voters would be forgiven if they thought he was running in the wrong state.
It’s not easy to run for office, and here at Iowa Field Report, believe it or not, we try to give folks the benefit of the doubt when they make a mistake, even libs. But in this case, Franken cannot help himself; it’s intentional.
Recently on an episode of Iowa Press, he spent a considerable amount of time talking about a conversation he had with a Los Angeles mega lobbyist who believed Iowa would flip from red to blue overnight. Putting aside how ignorant that statement was, why would we care what somebody in LA has to say about Iowa’s congressional makeup? We wouldn’t.
At a campaign event in Des Moines, he spent a considerable amount of time during his remarks explaining to the audience he wanted Iowa to be more liberal like California, saying we needed more “progressive thought.” Pass.
His platform is very California too. He’s running on issues like a fully taxpayer-supported government-run healthcare system and wants to abolish the filibuster, which would undermine our states’ leverage in the Senate.
And then, just the other day, he was touting an endorsement from left-wing wackadoodle and tine whiteboard enthusiast congresswoman Katie Porter.
With SCOTUS’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, electing more Democrats to the Senate has never been more important. I’m proud to endorse these candidates who are rejecting corporate PAC money and will fight for access to abortion. https://t.co/ZYBW2ksk1B
— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) June 24, 2022
Back to our original question, The answer is yes.
One of these instances is a misstep or, at the very least, a gaffe. When you have this many examples, it’s your entire campaign. California is a dump. Everybody knows it. It was ruined by the California Liberals that Franken likely holds in high regard, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.
In addition to sharks, droughts, earthquakes, and chupacabra(s), Its cities are plagued by crime, and high taxes crush its voters. Hollywood hypocrites spew their woke nonsense as if it’s the gospel. No thanks. While the weather might be nice (sometimes) and the Mexican food is excellent, that’s not enough to make up for the faults mentioned.
SPOILER: If Franken thinks he can hustle the tired and failed policies of ultra-left-wing California liberals on Iowans, he’s in for a rude awakening.