FORT DODGE, Iowa - With only seven days left on the campaign trail, Representative Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) wants supporters to turn up the heat. The Democratic candidate for Iowa's 1st Congressional District says he still thinks there are a lot of Iowans who haven't made up their mind on one of the nation's tightest Senate races.
"I just need seven more days," he said. "Seven more days of your lives, knocking on doors, making those calls, getting those early ballots in. Because together, we can make a difference for the next six years in Iowa."
The congressman is in the midst of a heated race against Republican candidate, Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), and some have accused both campaigns of excessive negative attack advertisements against the other.
"The reason there's so much negativity is because, the way the system works now, is you have a lot of secret donors, who fund these attack ads, who don't have to identify whose paying for them," he said. "And often don't have to report on where their money comes from, or how they're spending it, until after the election is over."
Braley will be joined by President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, later this week; Hillary Clinton will join him Wednesday in Davenport, and her husband will campaign for the congressman over the weekend in Des Moines and Waterloo.