He said he’s applying his background in coaching to his campaign — focusing on fundamentals like raising money and building up his campaign team. He notes that his coaching background has taught him how to motivate people and his financial services experience means he knows how to reach and talk to donors and other supporters. He also has TV experience, as a commentator for ESPN, among others.I live in the 3rd district, currently served by Leonard Boswell who should have retired years ago.
“Excessive government spending” is the issue he points to as a priority, although he’s not ready to talk about what federal programs he would cut. He’s a critic of the federal stimulus bill as failing to create or sustain jobs, and he opposes cap and trade.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Jim Gibbons files to run for Congress
Former Iowa State wrestler and coach filed papers today to run for Congress in Iowa's 3rd district. Former ISU wrestling coach runs for Congress