Report: Democrats Face “Uphill Battle” In Iowa Governor’s Race With Out-of-Touch Candidates

A new report is highlighting how an internal Iowa Democratic party war is brewing...

The RGA writes:

Iowa Democrats have already come under fire for moving further left in a state that’s trending red, with candidates unable to appeal to rural voters. Now, another report is highlighting how an internal Iowa Democratic party war is brewing, with progressives already attacking one of their gubernatorial frontrunners as an out-of-touch elitist.

The Daily Caller reports that progressives have “already begun to paint” candidate Fred Hubbell as “an elitist” and “out of touch.” Hubbell recently hobnobbed with Hollywood’s Alec Baldwin at a fundraising gala. He also recently resigned from the board of his country club to run for governor.

“Progressives who attended the event came out against Hubbell, accusing him of being out of touch and holding up silver spoons during his speech, The Des Moines Register reported — signaling he could face issues uniting his party.”

While Democrats fight amongst themselves and move further left, GOP Governor Kim Reynolds is presiding over a period of strong economic growth in the state, demonstrating that stable, conservative leadership is bringing results.a

The Daily Caller: Dem Front Runner Faces Uphill Battle In Iowa Gubernatorial Race 

Hubbell - a former businessman who recently resigned from the board of the Wakonda Club, a country club in Des Moine, to focus on his campaign — currently leads the crowded field of seven Democrats seeking the gubernatorial nomination. Republicans and the far-left have already begun to paint the candidate an elitist, with the Iowa Republican Party dubbing him “Hollywood Hubbell” after spending time with actor Alec Baldwin at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Fall Gala late last year.

Progressives who attended the event came out against Hubbell, accusing him of being out of touch and holding up silver spoons during his speech, The Des Moines Register reported — signaling he could face issues uniting his party.

While criticisms from the far-left may prove to be a challenge in gaining the approval of rural voters, he received the highest approval rating of the five Democratic candidates listed in the latest Des Moines Register poll.

In turn, the rightward shift in the state appears to be benefiting Reynolds, who assumed the governorship after incumbent Governor Terry Branstad left to serve as the ambassador to China, holds a 51 percent approval rating according to the poll

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