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New Jersey, Arizona residents running for Iowa congressional seats
|Last Edited||Craverguy Nov 04, 2012 02:40pm|
|Author||James Q. Lynch|
|News Date||Tuesday, October 23, 2012 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||George Todd Krail II says he’s “living the American Dream.” |
The father of four and grandfather of nine, with twins due any day, is a carpenter/general contractor who lives in a house he built. He wears jeans and a ponytail and relaxes by riding his motorcycle and hosting motorcycle rallies on his property near in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
He’s never been to Iowa, but Krail is running for Congress in northeast Iowa’s 1st District.
“These are desperate times, so we need desperate action,” he explains. “I’m a one-issue candidate: protect life from the womb to the tomb.”
Krail is part of a slate of nine pro-life candidates running, mostly in swing states, to change abortion laws.
In Iowa’s 2nd District, Alan Aversa of Tucson, Ariz., is on the ballot.
Another member of the group is Randall Terry of Operation Rescue. He’s running in Florida.
Krail’s campaign is, well, low-key. No billboards or yard signs, and he’s not going door-to-door to collect votes.
It appears that he Aversa are relying on television ads. KCRG-TV 9 reports each has purchased a 30-second ad during late-night programming Friday.
Krail and Aversa had to meet the same requirements as other candidates to get their names on the ballot. Since they were not nominated by a political party, they had to turn in a petitions signed by 1,500 voters, including signatures from at least 10 counties.
Krail said they didn’t come to Iowa to circulate his petitions. Pro-life volunteers collected the signatures they need.
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