Stewart takes on different political approach

Rick Stewart, 62, is running for the vacant U.S. Senate seat left open by Tom Harkin. The independent is trying to bring a different approach other than the Democrat or Republican parties option. After dislocating his finger on RAGBRAI, he drove his 2002 Honda Civic with his mountain bike strapped on the bike to the Farm Bureau building in Allison, as he continues his journey across the state. (Pat Racette Photo)

Rick Stewart, 62, is an independent candidate and thinker running for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat with a different approach.

Instead of Democrat or Republican, black or white, potato or potatoe, Stewart has been riding his mountain bike to every county in Iowa and doing interviews with local papers. He also rode RAGBRAI, dislocating his ring finger early in the week, but still managed to finish the ride.

Read question and answer session in the Aug. 14 Clarksville Star and Tribune-Journal.