Senate hopeful Mark Jacobs on Education, Economy, and the EPA

Mid-America Publishing's Travis Fischer with Senate hopeful Mark Jacobs on Friday for an interview during a campaign stop in Clarion. Jacobs one of six declared candidates running for the Republican nomination for this year's United States Senate election. The winner of the Republican primary, held on June 3, will face Representative Bruce Braley (D) in a contest to replace retiring Senator Tom Harkin.


     Travis Fischer: "How has the campaign been going?"

     Mark Jacobs: "It is going great. We are off to a great start and it has been an incredible privilege to have a chance to get around and meet some amazing people."


     TF: "Congressional approval ratings are at about 13%, so why would you want to subject yourself to something like this?"

     MJ: (Laughs) "You know, I am no stranger to big problems. I've found over the course of my career in business that I've always tried to run towards problems."


Read the full article in the Feb. 5 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.