A Republican leader in Iowa found a clever way to raise her name recognition in the Hawkeye State.
She gave President Joe Biden “the Bird” in a recent campaign blitz.
The “tough as nails prosecutor that criminals and liberals fear most” wants Iowans to vote for her as the state’s top prosecutor — so she adopted a new slogan.
“Give ’em the Bird”… as in Brenna Bird for Iowa’s Attorney General.
She has promised to protect Iowa from Biden’s “extreme policies” in a new, million-dollar ad campaign ad after a major cash infusion from the Republican Attorneys General Association.
“As a county attorney, I proudly stand for the rule of law and will do the same as Iowa’s Attorney General,” Bird reportedly told Fox News through a statement.
“The federal government is trampling on the Constitution and our freedoms, and it must stop,” her statement said.
“When I am elected Attorney General, I will protect Iowa from Biden’s radical policies.”
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The ad buy comes during a tough election fight in the increasingly red Iowa, which was long considered one of the biggest swing states in the country.
Iowa has turned so red, Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024.
The Democratic National Committee’s rule-making arm has delayed the official decision until after November’s election.
“I fully expect that Iowa will be replaced,” said Julián Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and fBiden’s federal housing chief. “And that the primary calendar will be reordered to better reflect the diversity of the Democratic Party and of the country.”
Castro isn’t on the rules committee but has criticized Iowa being first since his 2019 presidential run. A Democratic National Committee spokesperson said the rules committee “is conducting a thorough process” and will continue to “let it play out.”
Iowa has survived previous challenges and may do so again, especially given that the final decision won’t come for months. It argues that, aside from 2020, voters here have a strong track record launching the nomination process — and that its caucuses keep Democrats relevant amid the state’s recent shift to the right.
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Ross Wilburn said he’d fight to ensure that nearly 50 years of tradition hold.
“When I became chair and we started this process, the word was ‘Iowa’s done,’” Wilburn told reporters last month. “But no decision has been made. No calendar has been presented to the committee. We are still in this fight.”
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Iowa has kicked off voting since 1976, when Jimmy Carter scored a caucus upset and grabbed enough momentum to eventually win the presidency. Since then, it’s been followed by New Hampshire, which has held the nation’s first primary since 1920.
Nevada and South Carolina have gone next since the 2008 presidential election, when Democrats last did a major primary calendar overhaul.
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article