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Braley comes to Marshalltown as part of ‘Small Town Values Tour’

October 30, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, stopped in Marshalltown Monday to go door knocking with fellow Democrats Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, and Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown.

The stop was part of his "Small Town Values Tour" across eastern Iowa. The tour took Braley to Toledo and Marshalltown. Braley visited homes across the First District to highlight his work with Republicans and Democrats alike to create jobs and strengthen the rural economy.

"The best part about campaigning is talking to people," Braley said. "You get to visit with real people and hear about the issues that matter to them."

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Left to right: Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, Marshalltown residents and early voters Charles and Dorothy Richard, Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, and Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center. The three politicians made their way around the Anson Street neighborhood Monday afternoon knocking on doors as part of the “Small Town Values Tour.”

Braley, Smith and Sodders made their way along the Anson Street neighborhood knocking on doors and talking to voters.

Redistricting has added new counties to Congressman Braley's district, and he said door-knocking campaigns such as the "Small Town Values Tour" help him stay in touch with people he is unaccustomed to representing.

Sodders said drawing attention to their bipartisan efforts shows that the three men are committed to working with Republicans on the issues that matter to Marshall County voters.

"They have seen that we work for the people of this county," Sodders said.



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