I was quite happilly out of the loop and out of state all weekend (with good reason). Here's some of what I missed:
On the other end of the state, Mike Denklau moves back to the state to challenge Steve King.
The knee jerk assumption that they are always more moderate than everyone else is probably wrong. They might just be more cranky, more cynical, more uninformed, more skeptical or more impatient.
In fact, I suspect that a large number of them are apolitical people who don't really understand politics at all and simply reject whoever is in power when things aren't going well, without regard to party.