On the eastern Iowa political front, another candidate has announced she’s a candidate for the U-S House of Representatives. Former State Senator Rita Hart of Wheatland, a Democrat, joins the list of potential candidates hoping to succeed Dave Loebsack of Iowa City representing the Second Congressional District. Loebsack announced recently that he’ll be retiring at the end of his current, two-year term.
Other Democrats expressing an interest in the 24-county district including State Senator Zach Wahls, Quad-Cities attorney Ian Russell, and Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken. Osceola Mayor Tom Kedley is the only Republican to announce his intentions so far.
This Friday and Saturday, at least two Democratic Presidential hopefuls will be in Iowa. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg will hold events in Adel and Des Moines. On Saturday, from 1 to 2:30, he’ll attend a house party in Solon, followed by a 4 to 5:30 community event at 7 Hills Brewing in Dubuque. Montana Governor Steve Bullock will campaign in Des Moines. On Friday, he’ll stop in Newton, followed by a visit to Meskawki Tribal Gym in Tama at noon, Em’s Coffee Co. in Independence at 3, and at the Smokestack in Dubuque at 5. On Saturday, Bullock will stump in Maquoketa, Clinton, then Davenport.