It's 104 degrees and you're running for office. What do you do? You go door knocking.
At least that's what Rob Taylor did Monday night.
Taylor is running for the Iowa House in District 44 against West Des Moines firefighter Eric Brenneman. The district includes the Dallas County portions of Waukee, West Des Moines and Clive. He said nothing, not even 100 degree plus temperatures, could deter him from getting out and meeting his constituents.
"I think this is great preparation for November," he said. "We are very passionate about hitting the streets and knocking on every door in the district before election day."
Taylor said he's been out going door-to-door since March. In the last three weeks alone, he said, he and his team have knocked on approximately 800 doors in the district.
Yes, he said, it's hot outside but that's worked to his benefit, he said.
"The best part about it being 100 degrees is that most everyone is home," Taylor joked. "It also means I get to introduce myself to as many people as possible."