Former First Lady of Iowa, Christine Vilsack, who ran against King last year and received 44% of the votes, is endorsing Mowrer. Here's her statement:
“Do I think he can win?” people ask. That’s the wrong question. The question is, “Should he try?” “ Vilsack said.That's a good question: Do you think Jim Mowrer can win or should he try?
“I know first-hand that running against an incumbent is tough, especially in Iowa’s 4th District. I think my race showed that Congressman King is vulnerable, and his recent statements add to that vulnerability. The conversation in the next election must be about the kind of leadership that will increase economic opportunity in the district’s small towns and cities,” Vilsack said.