Skip to main content

27522_472792550502_3552_nHi, I'm Matt Campbell and I’m the Democratic nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 5th District. I had such a great time talking to you all on Tuesday that I thought I'd come back, update you on the campaign, and take as many of your questions as I can in the next 30 minutes or so.

If you want to take a look at Tuesday's live chat on Daily Kos, click here.

Steve King hardly needs an introduction around here: his outlandish and ridiculous comments have brought the wrong kind of attention to Iowa's 5th Congressional District. Rather than bringing jobs to Iowa, or helping to revitalize rural America in this recession, he's headlining events with Michelle Bachman and insinuating President Barack Obama is racist.

The latter -- saying the President is racist -- has been rejected across the district, and we've launched a petition calling on him to apologize.

Click here to sign it!

More below the fold.

I don't want to filibuster the conversation -- I'm not in the U.S. Senate! -- but here is a little bit about who I am and where I come from. It's from my post on Tuesday:

I’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 firmly believe that my background puts me in a unique position to beat King. I'm a common sense, no non-sense guy who isn't afraid to challenge King. I also won't simply be the anti-King, I've laid out where I stand on critical issues like fixing the economy and reforming Wall Street. That's how I am going to beat him.

But I'd like to have your support, and that's why I'm here today.

I will be around for the next 30 minutes. Feel free to ask my anything!


(Oh, and don't forget to sign our petition demanding King apologize to the President!)

Originally posted to Matt Campbell for a Strong Middle Class on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site