Vilsack explains why she wasn't at Obama event on Saturday
By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Fourth District congressional candidate Christie Vilsack was at Monday's Labor Day picnic, but she was noticeably absent from Saturday's Sioux City visit by President Barack Obama.
She said, she sent her surrogate, her husband, Ag Secretary and former Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack to help introduce the President.
Critics argued she was trying to distance herself from the President because he's not popular in the western side of the state.
Vilsack said she had a campaign event in Carroll which couldn't be canceled.
"I don't think there's anything that says more how I feel about the President, then my husband works for him. So, I hope the President's elected. There are things I don't agree with him about, but I think anytime a president or presidential candidate comes to an area of the state like this, it gives the President an opportunity to tell what's great about an area," said Christie Vilsack, (D) 4th District candidate.
Areas Vilsack says she disagrees with the president are the distribution of education funds, the health care mandate, and the Keystone X-L oil pipeline.
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