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Peters to kick off campaign Sunday

Dr. Christopher Peters kicks off campaign Sunday

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Dr. Christopher Peters kicks off his 2018 Republican campaign for 2nd District Congress Sunday, July 23, in Iowa City.

If he wins the Republican nomination, he'll get a rematch with Incumbent Democratic 2nd District Congressman, Dave Loebsack. 

The Peters campaign will host the kick off event in Iowa City at 6:30 p.m. to announce his plans to try and unseat Congressman Loebsack. 

Dr. Peters is a U.S. Army veteran, a practicing surgeon, and a small business owner in Coralville. He was the Republican nominee for U.S. House in 2016.

The Republican candidate will meet with voters at events throughout the 2nd District, starting with the Iowa City kick off Sunday night. 

The Iowa City event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers, at 1 S. Clinton Street in Iowa City.

Dr. Peters says, “I have continued travelling the 2nd District since last November and I’ve seen that Iowans are as frustrated as ever with their federal government. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans in Washington D.C. have put forth practical ideas to address our most pressing issues. The people I’ve met want an independent-minded representative in Congress.” 

During the 2016 election, Dr. Peters earned 46 percent of the vote, including the majority of votes in 15 counties.

By comparison, Republican challengers to Congressman Dave Loebsack in 2012 and 2008 earned just 43 percent and 40 percent.

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