D | IA-02

Rita Hart


An Iowan farmer and educator

Rita Hart is a lifelong Iowan, farmer, and 20-year educator. Rita taught junior high and high school English in Iowa schools for more than two decades before winning an election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. She lives with her husband Paul on a 200-acre corn and soybean farm in Wheatland, Iowa, which they’ve owned and operated since 1986. They have five children.

A voice to take on special interests in Washington

Rita knows that our campaign system is rigged because it benefits special interests and incentivizes politicians to put their donors over the needs of constituents. In Congress, Rita will be a strong voice for overhauling our campaign finance system with comprehensive reform such as the For the People Act, and will push for measures to institute greater transparency and stronger anti-corruption and lobbying reform rules.

An important seat to hold in 2020

Iowa’s Second Congressional District is a swing district that Donald Trump won in 2016. Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack, who currently represents this district, is not running for re-election, and holding this seat is critical in 2020. Protecting the House Majority in 2020 begins with holding vulnerable seats like this one in IA-02, and End Citizens United is proud to endorse Rita Hart.

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