From a reader, this flyer is of great interest. Note location:
Please join REPRESENTATIVE PAT GRASSLEYNot so remarkable except, as anyone who reads this blog knows, Grassley the Younger is one of two GOP incumbents in House District 50, and both are staying and running.
Thursday, September 1st
for a reception with special guest U.S. SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY
Make Checks Payable to:
Citizens for Pat Grassley
30601 Deer Trail Drive
New Hartford, IA 50660
Republican Party of Iowa
621 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA
One would think, or hope, that RPI might make the HQ available if Annette Sweeney's grandpa wants to host an event, but the key here is: Grandpa Grassley is all in for what should be the hottest legislative primary since Dave Mulder knocked off Ken Veenstra in 2004.
Cityview's Civic Skinny looked at this race last week and noted: "Chuck Grassley, who is worth somewhere between $2 million and $6 million, has never contributed anything to his grandson — or, for that matter, to any other candidate for state office in recent years."
But making things more interesting, it turns out Sweeney has friends in high places too: "(Bruce) Rastetter and Sweeney have known each other since they were young. He gave Sweeney $500 last September and another $500 when she ran two years earlier."
Sounds like an intense surrogate war, and Terry Branstad will have to be really crafty if he wants to stay out of it...
For all the fans of yesterday morning's post, here's a firsthand account of CCI's tantrum in Carroll.