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Presidential Candidate Visits Iowa for the First Time

Republican candidate for president Eric Jon Boerner
Eric Jon Boerner
Republican candidate for president Eric Jon Boerner

A Republican candidate for president is making his first trip to Iowa. Eric Jon Boerner, from Washington state, is visiting 11 counties in 11 days.

He's an Air Force veteran, who's also worked for the US departments of Defense and Commerce.

Eric Jon Boerner for President

"Well I stood up to run for president when I heard that Liz Cheney was going to run, or possibly going to run. When I was in the war I served under her father and I swore that I would never see another Cheney in office again."

For his first run for political office Boerner decided to run for president because it's more suited to his job experience.

"Being a senator or a congressman would keep me tied to state issues basically. And the things I have knowledge of is more of the executive role for the entire nation, more on the federal level and top leadership positions."

He describes himself as "a constitutional Republican, but a common sense person too," favoring smaller government and lower federal spending.

Boerner's very happy with his receptionn by Iowa Republicans so far, and hopes to return to the state this summer.

When he leaves Iowa on Friday, his next stop will be New Hampshire.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.