Loebsack, Willems at Dvorsky Birthday Party
Bob Dvorsky's annual birthday party fundraiser marked its silver anniversary Friday night with announced guest Nate Willems and drop-in guest Dave Loebsack.
"I hate to play a defensive game, and that's what I've been doing in Washington since January," said Loebsack of his first term in the House minority. "I'd rather be taking the initiative."
Willems, a Lisbon state representative running in new Senate District 48, which on Map Day had a voter registration margin of plus one Democrat, noted Loebsack's recent move. "I know Dave and Terry moved to Iowa City, but I had a couple friends move back to Anamosa, so I'm still at plus one Democrat."
Sue Dvorsky said Loebsack is doing what he needs to do in his new counties. "If you go to a Hy-Vee in Scott County, you can't turn around in the produce department without running into Congressman Loebsack.
"This event is always special," Sue Dvorsky said of her dual role as Senate spouse and Iowa Democratic Party chair, "but now I'm lucky enough to do this in 99 counties."
"The election of 2012 is the completion of what the election of 2008 was," said the ever-energetic chair.
Redistricting keeps Bob Dvorsky with his Coralville and Solon base, but Senate District 37 adds new turf to the east in Cedar County plus the city of Wilton in Muscatine. He's next set to run in 2014.
And of course it wouldn't be a Dvorsky birthday party without this gal. More pix at what turned into two Facebook albums.