How worried is Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal about his own Council Bluffs race against under-achieving Republican Al Ringgenberg? Well, Gronstal is able to take time Tuesday to head over to this side of the state and raise money for the rest of his Senate team.
Johnson County senators Bob Dvorsky and Joe Bolkcom are hosting Gronstal on Tuesday, October 9 from 5 to 7 at the Iowa City home of Jim Hayes at 1142 E. Court. Local historians will note that an Iowa artist used to live there. You may have heard of him, guy named Grant Wood. Anyway it's a lovely setting for an event and Hayes has had many over the years. 50 bucks would be nice, more would be nicer.
The House Democratic leader, Kevin McCarthy, also has few re-election worries, as his opponent literally volunteered from the audience at the nominating convention. McCarthy will be the keynoter at the Johnson County Democrats' fall barbecue on Sunday the 14th from 1 to 4 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Dave Loebsack will also be on hand. $30 for famileies or $15 individual.
Area Republicans are also having a BBQ on Tuesday for House 73 candidate Bobby Kaufmann at the family farm, 1527 330th Street, Wilton. Event runs 5 to 7 and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be there early. Team Kaufmann also promises, quote, "a Political All-Star Line-Up of Iowa House Leaders throughout the State." $25 per person, $50 per family, or they'll take more too.
As for me, looks like another Register debate live chat Thursday. And I offered a few quotes between bites on a Jimmy John's sub for this story on early voting