Near-Full Democratic slate on hand for Johnson County fundraiser
Governor Chet Culver offered a defiant and energetic response to the Des Moines Register poll showing him 19 points behind Republican Terry Branstad.
"In 35 days we're gonna win this election," he told Johnson County Democrats gathered for the county party's annual fall barbecue. "I don't care what the pollsters say, I believe in you, the voters." (These particular voters, perhaps; the state's Democratic stronghold gave Culver 68 percent support four years ago.)
"In my objective opinion the choice is clear, said the governor. "But we have some work to do. We need to make Iowans know we've gotten the job done."
"We're focused on the future, not the failed promises of Terry Branstad," Culver said. "That's why we're going to win. We're not going back."
"Not Going Back" was the theme of the day echoed by nearly every speaker. It was a nice one stop shop for the Democratic slate's message, as speakers included the entire statewide ticket save Roxanne Conlin, as well as Congressman Dave Loebsack and one of Johnson County's own, Iowa Democratic Party chair Sue Dvorsky.
My full write up of speakers is at the Register. Pics at Facebook.