A democratic gubernatorial candidate is speaking out after being caught speeding over the weekend.
Jack Hatch’s campaign says the state patrol caught the state senator on Interstate 80 in Altoona driving 65mph in a 55mph construction zone.
“I take responsibility, and offer no excuses. I will pay this ticket in full when I return to Des Moines Tuesday. Accountability is important,” Hatch said in a statement.
Hatch has been critical of Governor Branstad over speeding. Last year he released a campaign ad playing off of the incident where the state trooper driving Governor Branstad was caught speeding but wasn’t pulled over.
The trooper was issued a speeding ticket after the incident came to light.
The ad claims speed limits don’t apply when Branstad is a passenger.