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On the Stump: Politics

August 26, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Senator Ernst tours Iowa Premium, Tama

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) toured and eet with officials of Iowa Premium, the Tama beef packing plant on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23.

While the tour was private at the direction of Iowa Premium, Ernst was scheduled to meet with reporters at the conclusion of the tour.

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Hearing-Aid Act

is in effect

WASHINGTON Sen. Chuck Grassley welcomes the signing of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act into law. Grassley was the lead co-sponsor of the bipartisan measure, which will make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairment.

Grassley said, "Consumers are interested in new hearing aid products to improve their quality of life at an affordable price. The more products available, the more consumers will be able to find something they can afford that works for them."

Reynolds, Boulton, Porter win

Iowa State Fair Straw Poll

From: Office of

Secretary of State Paul Pate

DES MOINES - More than 3,000 visitors cast votes in Secretary of State Paul Pate's annual Iowa State Fair Straw Poll.

The questions included Iowans' choice for governor, favorite college mascot, and favorite fair food. The poll was conducted at Secretary Pate's booth throughout the State Fair, August 10-20.

Kim Reynolds was the winner in the Republican field for governor, garnering 77 percent of the vote. Ron Corbett finished second, with 12 percent.

Nate Boulton emerged as the favorite amongst Democrats, with 38 percent. Fred Hubbell placed second, at 17 percent.

Jake Porter picked up support from 52 percent of those casting votes for the Libertarian nominee for governor.

Marco Battaglia garnered 32 percent support. 441 of the 3,144 voters, equaling 14 percent, selected "Other Party".

Full results are available at the Iowa Secretary of State's website:



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