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Rita Hart gives up bid for Iowa’s Second District seat in Congress, concedes cause is lost


This news story was published on April 1, 2021.
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WHEATLAND, IOWA – Rita Hart, a Democrat who trailed Republican Marionette Miller-Meeks by just 6 votes – with at least 22 uncounted votes hanging in the void – announced this week that she has given up her bid for Iowa’s Second District seat in Congress.

Rita Hart released the following statement:

“After many conversations with people I trust about the future of this contest, I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration. Since Election Day, and throughout this entire process, my mission has been about ensuring the voices of Iowans who followed the law are not silenced. I am saddened that some Iowans’ votes will not count through no fault of their own. The work of ensuring it does not happen again will continue beyond this campaign.

Despite our best efforts to have every vote counted, the reality is that the toxic campaign of political disinformation to attack this constitutional review of the closest congressional contest in loo years has effectively silenced the voices of Iowans. It is a stain on our democracy that the truth has not prevailed and my hope for the future is a return to decency and civility.

I wish Mariannette Miller-Meeks all the best as she serves the people of this great state as Congresswoman. This has been a difficult process for all of those involved and it’s incredibly important that we work together to reform the system so this does not happen again in the future.

Running to represent the people of Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I got in this race to listen to the people of the district and bring your voices of common sense and decency to Washington, D.C. We must work to end the partisan gridlock and deliver for the working people in Iowa who are struggling to make ends meet.

To those who invested in this campaign — donating a few extra dollars they could spare or volunteering time — and to ALL of my supporters, my campaign team, and to my family, my children and grandchildren, and especially my husband Paul, thank you so much for your hope and passion. I could not have persevered on this journey without your tireless dedication and commitment.

I am a life-long Iowan and I will always work for a more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren. That won’t change regardless of this, or any, election. We have so much more to work for. I hope you all will stay involved and join me in working to make Iowa a better place for all.”

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15 Responses to Rita Hart gives up bid for Iowa’s Second District seat in Congress, concedes cause is lost

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    At least she is accepting the outcome. That shows more integrity than the entire RepublicQn party.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 2, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      your funny…see who pressured her to accept. Dems have bigger stuff to pull off than hers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Should have asked Obama to help out with the count – did okay for U N ambassador bidden.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 2, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Or ask trump. He is an expert at screwing things up.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 2, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        like the border , unemployment, gas prices…

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm

          450000 dead its just the flu inject bleach FORE!

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            Anonymous

            April 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

            “The briefing transcript shows that Trump did not say people should inject themselves with bleach or alcohol to treat the coronavirus. He was asking officials on the White House coronavirus task force whether they could be used in potential cures.”

            By Daniel Funke

            PolitiFact

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            Anonymous

            April 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

            This piece was originally published onPolitiFact.com on June 11, 2020

            Joe Biden: On COVID-19, Donald Trump said that “maybe if you drank bleach you may be okay.”

            PolitiFact’s ruling: Mostly False.

            Here’s why: Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying during a speech on the economy that Trump had given up trying to manage a crisis he’s ill equipped to solve.

            “And when it comes to COVID-19, after months of doing nothing, other than predicting the virus would disappear, or maybe if you drank bleach you may be okay, Trump has simply given up,” said Biden, who delivered his remarks at a metalworks factory near his hometown of Scranton on Thursday(June 11, 2020).

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            Anonymous

            April 3, 2021 at 6:11 pm

            wow drink more kool aid

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            Anonymous

            April 3, 2021 at 6:14 pm

            Yup should listen to King Fauci…he is not a flip flopper

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            Anonymous

            April 3, 2021 at 7:11 pm

            trumps a expert on everything ignore doctors covid is HOAX yep that went real well

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            Anonymous

            April 3, 2021 at 8:28 pm

            I’ll be to busy to play golf

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    run again and WIN

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 2, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      Yah the Dems will have it fixed by then guaranteed win