Jill Biden says time for Iowans to elect woman


May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of Vice President Joe Biden says it past time for Iowans to elect a woman to a top post. Jill Biden says 14 Democratic women have run for governor or federal office but none has been elected. She’s says those positions could benefit from a woman’s perspective. Biden spoke Saturday at a private fundraiser in Des Moines for Christie Vilsack, the wife of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Mrs. Vilsack is challenging Republican incumbent Steve King for the re-organized and expanded 4th Congressional District in 2013. King has served five terms representing the current 5th Congressional District. The Des Moines Register reports that about 320 people attended the event, which also honored Iowa women in politics.