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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Peoples' Right To Govern Selves Is Stressed by Feld By Frank Xyr iiinsl inipuilaiil ISMJC in "is iTs'.iirinx Uu- rights of Ilic people Id themselves." according In Mike Keld. 89, nf Oclwcin. Thai's why he left a KIIOI! paying juli as a niiim'c.sMiiairs aide last December In cmne hack Id Invva Id run fur I lie Republican iidiiiinaliiin fur Si'rond district coiiKi'cssnian. "The people waul rcpresen- lalive Kiivminienl and they (Inn'l believe they've been liiw l-'eld said in an inter- view. "Mail at 'Ins' "I (hat Culver (Congressman .Inliii Culver. Cedar Itapids Democrat) is very popular now. liul limes change and people change and, Kenerally speaking they are mad at the 'ins' at the local, state and national levels, regardless of party. "I don't have all the answers, I want to make that very clear. Bui I have gone around Hit? district talking and working with the people. I have campaigned extensively and I have a good grasp of what they want. "The professional politicians say this can't lie; that yon can't handle questions with simple 'yes' or 'no' answers. Takes Stands "But if that is true, how can people speak out? How can you agree or disagree with a 'maybe' that never gets off the fence? "One of the main issues is taking a stand and I've been taking stands. People -know where I stand on every issue. "They think they've been hoodwinked and lied to and they've bought their last bottle nt snake ml Hum last-lalknm. pl'iiressiinial (mlili'-laii-, (he people know wlm Ihev are. Inn." Allhuiiuli this is (lie firsl lime Hie unmarried Mi Keld has run fur congressional of. fife, he is no ncopliylc in ('ONKrcssiiiiitil polities nr in politics generally, for lhat matter. CuiiKrcsslonal Aide He has worked as an aide for three congressmen Kyi anil William Scherle of Iowa and Cone Snyder of Kentucky and he started his political life as a Democrat upon his graduation from N'otre Dame. His first campaign was to help a brother. Dr. .lames Keld, then an Oelwein dentist, in his unsuccessful effort In wrest the Mllili Democratic nomina! ion for Second district congressman from Culver. Dr. Keld is now wilh Hie VA hospital in Des Mnines. When Dr.Ke.'d lost In Culver, Mike Keld became a Republican and worked for Culver's general election op- ponent. Congressman .lames Hromwell, Cedar Rapids Republican. Bnimui'll Unseated Culver unsealed Bronnvell in November, and has held the seal since but is leaving il (his year lo run for U.S. senator. Explaining his change in party affiliation, Feld, a con- servative, said: "The Democratic parly left me, I didn't leave the party. I am for individual rights. 1 don't believe we need a bunch nf so-called experts in Washington telling us how to live our lives." As wild lakes stands. lias
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