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Rita Hart Makes Case To Represent Iowa In U.S. House

Rita Hart is the democratic nominee for Iowa's 2nd congressional district.
John Pemble
Rita Hart is the Democratic nominee for Iowa's 2nd congressional district.

River to River kicks off its series of interviews with congressional candidates with former state senator, Democrat Rita Hart. She's vying to replace retiring Congressman Dave Loebsack in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District

Rita Hart joins host Ben Kieffer to talk about some of the key political issues leading up to the November 3, election, including economic relief, racial justice and policing, healthcare and her own political identity.

Hart also answers questions from IPR listeners and discusses her own personal challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rita Hart, former state senator

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River