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Reject False Attacks on Sen. Kinney
Kevin Kinney has been an outstanding State Senator and we will be well served by his reelection. His law enforcement and farming background give him a great perspective on what Iowa is and needs.
Kevin's opponent has recently claimed he betrayed law enforcement and refused to hold rioters responsible. Both are false and flagrant misrepresentations of Senator Kinney's votes and have no place in political discourse. The so-called 'Back the Blue' bill, which Kevin opposed on passage, contains exactly the sort of legislative attempt to look strong by invading constitutionally protected rights to free speech and assembly. Iowa's laddered criminal mischief statute, graduating penalties based on damage amount, has served us well. Escalating those penalties to the felony level simply because they occurred during a protest is wholly unnecessary overreach.
Please view the claims against Senator Kinney as the worst kind of political attack and vote to reelect him.
J. Patrick White
Retired County Attorney, Johnson County
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