Former Iowa Lt. Governor drums up support for Obama campaign
By Tia Heidebrecht, Chief Photographer - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
The drought was one of topics discussed during a stop by former Iowa Lieutenant Governor and Ag Secretary Patty Judge.
She was in Sioux City Wednesday, kicking off the "Made in Iowa" tour that supports President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Judge talked about the importance of giving livestock and grain producers the tools to survive through this drought.
She's urging congress to pass a Farm Bill and give the farmers some relief.
"There is nothing more important for congress to do right now. They need to get themselves in Washington to get to work and pass a Farm Bill. The president there and he will sign it, if they pass something that's workable and we'll get on down the road with the safety net that we need," said Obama supporter Patty Judge.
Northwest Iowa business owner, Rob Hach is also supporting President Obama's campaign, even though he said he's a registered Republican.
The Alta businessman says he's met the president twice and is convinced the president understands the importance of Renewable Energy and the Production Tax Credits for the Wind Industry.
The credits expire at the end of this year. If they're not renewed, Hach says his business, which supports the Wind Turbine industry, will suffer.
"We're seeing the impact right now. On Friday, we lost two employees and we have no intention to replace them. There's just not the demand there and we need to be able to have that tax credit in order to be able to create the certainty in order to continue to grow our company," Rob Hach, the owner Anemometry Specialists said.
Obama's new campaign office opened last week at 520 14th Street in Sioux City. There's another location at 4106 Morningside Avenue.
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