Looking to the future

As we watched election results come in Tuesday night the results were not what we hoped for. Not what we worked for.  But that is not the true reality.  We registered a lot of new first time voters. We enabled lots of elderly voters to receive their absentee ballot who otherwise would not have gotten to vote. We informed every person we talked to on the issues, candidates, polling places and the importance of their vote.  Many of us made phone calls and door knocked for the very first time and we met some amazing people along the way.  One of those people was candidate Lanny Hillyard and I want to congratulate him on working extremely hard and running a honest and positive campaign.  Lanny continued to put out a positive message even as Dave Kerr and the Iowa Republican Party spent over $20,000 on false attack ads on the local radio stations and mass mailers. Now let's look at what we did accomplish.  We have recovered control of the national House of Representatives by re-electing Dave Loebsack and (this is huge) replacing David Young (R) with Cindy Axne (D) and Rob Blum (R) with Abby Finkenauer (D).  Our collective…

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