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Hi friends, my name is Matt Campbell and I’m the Democratic nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 5th District.

Last month I officially won the nomination and will now face Congressman Steve King – who needs no introduction – in November. I’m here to take your questions and to build a relationship with the Netroots.

Feel free to ask me anything.

27522_472792550502_3552_nI’m a fifth generation Campbell to live on a farm in Iowa, and I’ve spent almost all of my life living in this great state. I graduated from Morningside College with a double major in political science and economics. Over the last ten years, I’ve provided tax services to international services to several different companies.

I’m just a regular guy, running for Congress to restore common sense against one of the worst members of Congress. King is out of control, and I plan on retiring him in November.

On the issues, I consider myself a fiscally conservative progressive.

I know, I know – but don’t get the wrong idea about me.

Here is what I believe: I support reforming Wall Street including the implementation of a transaction fee that will help recoup the money lost during this recession. I want to see us draw down in Afghanistan as soon as possible and I support the immediate repeal of DADT – discrimination of any kind is simply unacceptable.

I’m also a strong supporter of moving our country away from our dependence on oil.

A meaningful energy policy could be a boon for Iowa’s economy.

This race will come down to sensible leadership vs. outlandish embarrassments.

Steve King is out of control: joining with the radical right on conspiracy theories and recently calling President Obama a racist. Just today I launched a petition calling on him to apologize for his recent comments. If you’d like to join us, click here.

For now, consider this an introduction.

I look forward to getting to know you all. I’ll be around for about 30 minutes.



Originally posted to Matt Campbell for a Strong Middle Class on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 01:59 PM PDT.

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