The battle for the bench takes to the buses this week. BVP's "Iowans for Freedom" (sic) No Wiggins tour kicks off Monday, as does the Iowa State Bar Association's "Yes Iowa Judges" tour. Noteworthy: The No side is skipping Iowa City and Ames, which the Yes tour is visiting Friday.
Not sure I agree with the premise, but it sounds interesting: UCLA Professor John Zaller will be speaking on “Why Political Parties Are Extreme Even Though Most Voters Are Moderate” on Monday September 24 from 4-6 pm at 101 Becker Communication Studies Building.
Thursday is of course the first day to vote early in person. The first in line crowd will be at the Auditor's Office at 8 AM; there's also the Iowa City library from 10 AM to 9 PM.
A pair of events Thursday night. De facto auditor-elect Travis Weipert has dogs and brats from 5 to 7 at Morrison Park in Coralville. Even though he's unopposed, he went into his pockets a bit for the primary, so $25 would be nice.
Dave Loebsack will be stopping by Weipert's event, on the way to his own party from 6:30 to 8:30 at Bruce and Judy Pfohl's west side Iowa City home. $50 or more would be good.