MASON CITY – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart stopped in Mason City Friday as part of his second tour of the state, promoting his platform and looking for support.
Stewart is from Cedar Rapids, hoping to punch his ticket to Washington and beat Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley, whom he calls “red and blue M&M’s” that “taste the same in your mouth.”
“You could have a truffle instead,” referring to himself, he proclaimed.
Stewart, a businessman, has previously toured the state via bicycle and now employes a colorful trailer with a couch inside, among other comforts of home. He was in Mason City until about 11:30 AM and then shoved off for Hampton. Among his campaign platform points are: Legalizing marijuana and charging illegal immigrants $50,000 for citizenship.
Stopping in Mason City, he said “Not even five minutes of being in Mason City and I run into state marijuana activist Quinn Symonds! What a pleasure it was to visit such a nice town, Hampton you’re next!”
Symonds is a Democrat and out spoken proponent of legalizing marijuana. Stewart told NIT that “your neighbor smokes pot” and you don’t even know it, and there’s no reason to fear a person who enjoys a toke on a doobie.
“You should be more scared of someone who drinks,” he said.
Watch video interview: