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North Central Iowa Embraces Presidential Candidate Ryan Binkley

Binkley Stands with Cerro Gordo County As He Shares Support For Their Causes

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA (October 31, 2023)–From landowner rights to first in the nation political status, issues in Iowa seem to have been ignored by many national politicians, but not by presidential candidate Ryan Binkley. The business owner and pastor received a rousing standing ovation after his keynote speech at a GOP Fall Festival Thursday in Cerro Gordo County.

“My interest is not just seeing Iowa first; my interest is in keeping Iowa relevant,” Binkley said to dozens of Iowa Republicans who punctuated his address with frequent cheers. “The RNC is trying to select the field of presidential candidates. Let’s let Iowa tell us who the candidates are instead of letting the RNC or any other organization decide.”

Binkley has been criss-crossing the nation’s first presidential caucus state for five months, visiting more than 80 counties to date and doubling his poll numbers in Iowa in a recent voter survey that showed him in sixth place in the primary race, tied with Chris Christie and ahead of Doug Burgum and Asa Hutchinson.

“We’re going to keep shouting this message that we better get back to God. We better get back to each other. We better quit the division in our country. We better balance the budget. We

better end the monopolies in healthcare. We better protect our freedoms and landowners’ rights, and we better get the government out of our life – or we’ll lose our freedoms forever,” said Binkley, as the crowd erupted into cheers.

“What a powerhouse,” Rosemary Yokoi said. “I am impressed with Ryan Binkley; his passion for the country is palpable. Way to freedom!”

The event featured other Republican VIPs including state legislators and Iowa activists who filled the ballroom at the Best Western Holiday Lodge to enjoy dinner and watch Binkley share his vision of unity and leadership to propel America out of its pending fiscal crisis.

“He is one of few candidates who cite our national debt as a real issue for all of us,” Cerro Gordo GOP activist Jan Groff said. “He is for the people and believes the Republican Party has the best message for the people, just poor messengers. He promises to work to end the division in the party and understands the importance of ending division in our country.”

Other Republicans said they were encouraged by Binkley’s grassroots candidacy, which has shunned money from political powerhouses like Big Pharma.

“Ryan Binkley is the common sense candidate. He understands how business works. He has a strong grasp of macroeconomics. He has a plan for our country’s future,” Bud Jermeland of Hancock, Iowa, said. 

“His strong hand of leadership will be needed to restore our economy to solid footing. As a pastor, his biblical worldview is important in these trying times. A vote for Ryan Binkley would be for returning America back to its traditional values and the principles of government our founding fathers established in 1776,” Jermeland said.

Binkley started his speech by referring to the three words of the founding fathers emblazoned at the top of the Cerro Gordo County GOP’s banner behind him on stage: “We the people.”

“There’s so much about these three words, the first three words of our Constitution. I think we’ve lost the power and the meaning of ‘we the people’,” Binkley said. “It’s the unseen people. It’s not the most popular people; it’s not the wealthiest people. ‘We the people’ was never meant to be about the people with the most influence or those who live in the biggest cities or in the biggest houses. We the people was always about the person who was unseen. This is a reminder that the Constitution was about the government serving ‘we the people’ and not ‘we the people’ serving the government.”

Cerro Gordo Republican activist Nancy Paine said Binkely’s views were “refreshing. He stands with the majority of Iowans who vehemently oppose the carbon capture pipeline and stands for the property rights of the individual.”

Binkley shared his opposition to the proposed CO2 pipelines across the Midwest, projects that have threatened to use eminent domain to secure access to private property.

“We better stand for the property rights of individuals, otherwise 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now, we’ll be giving up freedoms,” Binkley said. “That’s why I’m standing with you.”

“Throughout his speech it was clear he is in the presidential race not because he is a billionaire or lifelong politician; he is in it for his children and grandchildren,” Paine said.

Binkley and his wife, Ellie, have been married for 24 years and have five children ages 13 to 23 years old. Together the couple founded Create Church in the Dallas area. 

“Ryan Binkley wants to put God back in our schools and our country. He wants to save education for the children,” Cerro Gordo Republican activist Nicole Nosbisch said. “He also wants to balance the budget.”

Binkley is co-founder and CEO of Generational Group, a mergers and acquisitions firm that has grown to nearly 400 employees with 16 offices in North America. Binkley launched his presidential campaign in Dallas at the end of April and has been campaigning across Iowa, New Hampshire, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois since then.

Members of the media can download assets from the campaign’s online press kit here and request interviews by contacting or 214-494-1792.