State Sen. Jack Hatch on the campaign trail

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Campaign season is underway for the coveted Governor position in Iowa

Democratic candidate, State Sen. Jack Hatch made an appearance in Clear Lake on Monday to formally announce his candidacy against Gov. Branstad in the upcoming June 2014 election.

This hasn’t been his first stop on the campaign trail though.

Sen. Hatch has been working with his team for months leading up to his announcement of getting in the race.

“We’ve spent three months traveling the state listening to Iowans about what they wanted,” he said. “We found people are very, kind of tired of Gov. Branstad and that there’s a series of kind of abuse of power, arrogance of power that has been following the governor for a while.”

During his visit, he spoke with supporters and highlighted main points of his campaign.

“We’ve been up against the governor, in my 22 years in the legislature, on things like environmental protection, abuse of power in agencies, and of course, health care reform,” Hatch said.

Being at the very beginning of a long and difficult road to election time is tough, but with events like this he’s hoping to gain as many supporters as he can.

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