Republican candidates for Iowa State Legislature seats representing Dubuque joined Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann Tuesday at a Dubuque stop on his tour questioning Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield‘s business acumen and ethics.
Kaufmann was in town for a big fundraiser that night, featuring Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley and more. That event was closed to the press.
But, arriving early, Kaufmann scheduled a press conference at Washington Square. Just two resident supporters attended, plus four campaign staffers for President Donald Trump or incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, one Republican Party of Iowa employee and two local candidates — Pauline Chilton, running for Iowa House District 99, and Jennifer Smith, running for Iowa Senate seat 50.
Backed by the park’s white gazebo, Kaufmann had most attendees — in masks, six feet apart — hold signs in support of…