IA Governor Candidate Announces Poverty-Relief Plan

Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor Jonathan Narcisse says he'll end poverty by stopping exploitation.

Narcisse stopped in Siouxland Thursday, he says he's better prepared to run for governor this time than he was in 2010.

If elected, he says he'll work to protect public pensions, opt out of the federal "No Child Left Behind" program, and try to end poverty by changing the way welfare programs work.

"We don't end poverty through exploitive entitlements, when you let someone go to Papa Murphy's and let somebody go buy $75 worth of cold pizza through a food stamp card, that's not compassion, that's poverty exploitation," Narcisse said. "Compassion is saying instead of buying Doritos and monster energy drinks, we're going to let you go buy soap and deodorant and toothpaste so you can go get a job."

Narcisse will face off with state Senator Jack Hatch in the June 3rd primary election.