In the Gazette, James Lynch writes:
It's a rare week that goes by that Dave Loebsack doesn't share the political podium with a potential presidential candidate. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement. Loebsack , a Mount Vernon Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, gets some much-needed media attention as well as help raising equally-needed campaign funds. ''If I have the resources,'' he said Tuesday before sharing the spotlight with Indiana Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh, ''I have no doubt that my chances are better than 50-50.''
Lynch then ties it in to the 25 staffers Bayh is shipping to Iowa this cycle. My guess is they'll stay right where they are in November.