Congressman Bruce Braley loves his hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Even when he didn’t represent the area, mentions of Brooklyn often crept into his remarks. After redistricting, Braley’s hometown of Brooklyn was included in the 1st Congressional District. As one would expect, the mentions of Brooklyn have only increased.
This cycle, Braley has filmed TV ads in the town. One of those ads was filmed one door down from the first home my wife and I purchased. Braley also likes to talk about his time working for the Poweshiek County Roads Department in the summer as a young man, which is also understandable.
On Wednesday, Braley’s campaign announced that 20 mayors in the 1st Congressional District had endorsed him. To my surprise, the mayor of Brooklyn wasn’t one of them. In fact Braley’s list of mayors didn’t include anyone from Poweshiek County.
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