What friend does Abby Finkenauer and Fidel Castro have in common? According to a new report from Fox News, that mutual friend is Emerge America founder and liberal political donor Andrea Dew Steele who is hosting a fundraiser for Finkenauer tonight in San Francisco.
Finkenauer, who is running against incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, will be campaigning in San Francisco at an event hosted by the Electing Women Bay Area PAC. The event will take place on Thursday at the home of liberal political donor Andrea Dew Steele with a requested donation of $1,000.
However, Steele, who is the founder of Emerge America, boasted online in 2016 about an “8-hour dinner” she attended with Castro. Steele posted a picture on Facebook standing next to Castro and described a long dinner and trip to Cuba she took in 2002.
“All of this talk of Cuba today reminds me of my trip to Cuba in 2002 and my (8 hour) dinner with Fidel (and 20 others) pictured below with me on the left,” Steele wrote on Facebook in 2016. “This is an historic time that we are living through.”
Steele had also posted the same picture with Castro on Facebook two years before, stating she was “fortunate” to be included on a delegation, amid the Obama administration’s attempt to normalize relations with Cuba in 2014.
When asked to explain why she would fundraise alongside a Fidel Castro sympathizer, Abby Finkenauer “did not respond to Fox News’ multiple requests for comment.”
While Senator Chuck Grassley works to improve the lives of all Iowans, Abby Finkenauer is schmoozing with liberal California donors who support communist dictators like Fidel Castro. If Finkenauer believes Iowans share her same anti-America values, she’s in for a rude awakening.