Tuck alum. ends campaign for Iowa governor

By Emily Fletcher | 12/2/09 1:49pm

Courtesy Of Christian Fong.Com

Chris­t­ian Fong Tu ’05 an­nounced the sus­pen­sion of his cam­paign for gov­er­nor of Iowa on Tues­day, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported.

Fong, an ex­ec­u­tive with the in­sur­ance com­pany AEGON USA, was seek­ing the Re­pub­li­can nom­i­na­tion in his first run for pub­lic of­fice.

"Our vi­sion was clear, but the fi­nan­cial hur­dles too great," Fong said in a state­ment.

Fong’s cam­paign cen­tered on eco­nomic is­sues and im­prov­ing Iowa’s un­em­ploy­ment rate. A self-de­scribed so­cial and fis­cal con­ser­v­a­tive, Fong said in the state­ment that he would like to re­main in­volved in the gu­ber­na­to­r­ial race to fos­ter dis­cus­sion about the econ­omy and so­cial is­sues.

At least six po­ten­tial Re­pub­li­can gu­ber­na­to­r­ial nom­i­nees re­main.

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Emily Fletcher