July 7, 2014

Trial Lawyer Bruce Braley Tells Voter He Is A Farmer

Bruce Braley just can’t help himself. At an Independence Day parade in Iowa Falls last weekend, Braley was walking down the streets of town, glad-handing parade watchers as his staffers chanted “Vote Bruce Braley!” instead of, say, anything patriotic.

As trial lawyer Braley approached one woman, seated on a lawn chair, the following exchange took place:

WOMAN: “We’re farmers.”
BRALEY: “So am I.”
WOMAN: “But so is Grassley.”
BRALEY: “So am I.”

Cue: record scratch. This is the same Braley who infamously slammed Chuck Grassley for being “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” and then later said being a trial lawyer is “no different” than farm work.

Don’t worry though, Jennifer Jacobs at the Des Moines Register sets the record straight:

Braley is not an active farmer. He doesn’t own farm land and doesn’t earn any farm income, according to his federal financial disclosure reports. He doesn’t perform or manage any farm operations, campaign aides said today.

Welp. That settles that.

Related Story: Bruce Braley Mocks Chuck Grassley As A “Farmer From Iowa Who Never Went To Law School”