The Rural Power campaign continues to engage 2016 presidential candidates on the campaign trail. In the past several weeks, Rural Power has spread its reach beyond Iowa and has begun to actively engage campaigns in Georgia, where the primary election is scheduled for March 1st. Our advocates were also some of the few selected to sit in the audience of the CBS News Democratic debate held earlier this month in Des Moines.
GEORGIA RURAL POWER HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), was welcomed by Georgia Rural Power advocates when she toured Georgia last week on behalf of the campaign.
Advocates representing Georgia’s 41 electric co-ops, which bring power to 4.4 million member-owners, discussed with Mrs. Cruz where Sen. Cruz stands on providing affordable and reliable power to all Americans. Mrs. Cruz shared her husband’s vision with our advocates and discussed his priorities on federal regulations that impact the energy industry.
RURAL POWER ATTENDS FIRST BROADCAST NETWORK DEBATE
Members of the Rural Power team were on hand at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, for the first broadcast network television debate of the 2016 election cycle, representing the campaign both in the debate hall and at watch parties on campus.
Secretary Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) answered a wide range of questions about how their administration would handle the various issues facing our country, including the role of government regulation.
BEN CARSON MEETS WITH RURAL POWER ADVOCATES BEFORE CAMPAIGN EVENT
Before taking the stage at a fundraiser for State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann in Wilton, IA, Republican candidate Ben Carson took time to sit down with several representatives from Eastern Iowa REC. These Rural Power advocates had the opportunity to ask Dr. Carson about his plans for affordable and reliable power and presented him with a questionnaire that Rural Power is asking all candidates to complete so that we can better inform member-consumers across the nation.