Miller-Meeks To Visit Oskaloosa On Campaign Stop
Oskaloosa, Iowa – Is the third time going to be a charm for physician Marianette Miller-Meeks in her run for Congress? If the Republican candidate has it her way, she will be representing the 2nd Congressional District of Iowa in January.
Miller-Meeks was in Oskaloosa on Saturday at Eggs & Issues gathering signatures on her petitions, meeting area residents and talking issues.
Her first official stop as a candidate for office will be at 2:30 pm in Smokey Row.
The 2nd Congressional District is different than in the previous campaigns Miller-Meeks was a candidate. “We gained some counties that tend to be more favorable to a Republican running. We’ve lost some counties that weren’t necessarily swing counties. So when you think before when I ran, we started out the campaign with 60,000 more registered Democrats than registered Republicans.” Miller-Meeks added that number is now approximately 30,000, effectively halving a Democrat vs Republican deficit she would have faced.
A physician by trade, Miller-Meeks had previously campaigned on, including “the warnings and concerns I had about the Affordable Care Act now are proving to be true,” said Miller-Meeks. She believes this gives her credibility when discussing the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obama Care.
“The most important thing for health care is affordability. It needs to be affordable. It costs too much. I think we can have access for everyone and for it to be affordable, to have personal choice and to be portable. Those are very important issues,” Miller-Meeks added.
Miller-Meeks recently resigned her position as Director of Iowa Department of Public Health in January to prepare for her upcoming campaign. “It’s a precess we have been talking about,” said Miller-Meeks. Miller-Meeks added that she had been recruited nationally since January of 2013.
Miller-Meeks during the last year has been laying the groundwork for her campaign by attending Republican Central Committee meetings throughout the district. “Seeing what the support would be.”
Her announcement kick-off tour visits Oskaloosa on Thursday, at 2:30 pm inside Smokey Row.