Tom Hoefling on Principles & Values
Straight up the middle Reagan conservative
A Calhoun County man who describes himself as a "straight up the middle Reagan conservative" is challenging Gov. Terry Branstad in this year's Republican primary election. If you're tired of the Republican status quo, let's look at doing something
different," said Tom Hoefling. "A lot of people are angry with what's happening to the country and they blame establishment Republicans."
Hoefling has never held elected office. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in state House
District 14 in 1998. In 2012, he ran for president as the nominee of America's Party, but was not on the ballot in Iowa. He was a member of the state Republican Central Committee from 1994 to 1996.
Hoefling, a consultant and publisher, briefly led an
organization called the Iowa Conservative Coalition. He worked on the 2000 Iowa caucus campaign of Alan Keyes. But he said he left the Republican Party for awhile after it nominated U.S. Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, for president in 2004.
Source: Fort Dodge Messenger on 2014 Iowa gubernatorial race
, Feb 12, 2014
Strongly supports keeping God in the public sphere
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?
Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Governor race with OnTheIssues.org
, Jan 7, 2014
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