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Gov. Branstad Makes Campaign Stop In Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -Governor Terry Branstad  made his first stop in Cedar Rapids on Friday after announcing his re-election campaign.

He spoke to supporters at the Diamond V. Mills as part of his 14 city, "Building Iowa's Future" tour. Branstad said he will continue to focus on job growth in the state. The Governor said that in the last three years his camp has created 130,000 jobs, but there is more work to do. Gov. Branstad said he plans to reach his original goal of 200,000 jobs within five years.

He also promised to fight to keep the current renewable fuels standard and he said he will rally to keep money in Iowans pockets while enriching education in the state.

We have a great opportunity to continue to reduce the tax burden, to invest in things that can prepare more people in science, technology, engineering and math, these are the jobs of the future, Gov. Branstad said. 

Branstad explained that so far, he's happy with the results of Iowa's STEM programs. He said in the past year, 60,000 more students have been involved in STEM.

He finishes his tour in the western part of Iowa tomorrow.
 
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