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by | Oct 24, 2022 | Education

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Mike Franken, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a campaign stop at Willow Ridge on Saturday morning. Franken is running against longtime U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley.According to Webster County Supervisor Niki Conrad, the unofficial motto of Iowa is “Yes, of course, whatever you need.”“How many times have you asked someone, a neighbor, for help?” Conrad asked. “And your neighbor, without even asking what it was, says, ‘Yes, of course, of course, whatever you need.”
That’s what U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken is all about, she said.
“Whenever his community asked him for anything, whenever his neighbors asked him for anything, whenever his country asked him, he said without question, ‘Yes, of course. Whatever you need,’” Conrad said. “And that’s the kind of man that we need in the United States Senate.”
Franken, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate made a stop at Willow Ridge to meet with potential voters on Saturday morning.
Franken told voters he wants to “be part of the solution” to lead to a brighter future.
“I believe this country is in serious problems,” Franken said. “There’s issues at the local level, national level, international level. So I need you to stop what you’re doing and be part of the solution.”
The candidate said he believes it’s time to vote U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley out of office. Grassley is the Republican candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate race and is running for his eighth term in office.
“We don’t need a senator for life, or a …

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