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Government :: First District Democrats meet
· 11:44am August 19th, 2013
CRESCO—First District Democrats met in Cresco on Saturday for a workshop for organizing individual counties for the upcoming 2014 election cycle. Those attending from Benton County were; Jim Hessenius, Shellsburg; Deb Lohrer, Urbana; Brian Beatty, Atkins, Dave Thompson and Rosemary Schwartz from Vinton.
Congressman Bruce Braley was the keynote speaker to start off the day. Congressman Braley is running to replace the retiring Senator Tom Harkin as Iowa’s Senator. Time was set aside for brief remarks from gubernatorial candidates, Tyler Olson, Jack Hatch, and Bob Krause and during lunch 1st District Congressional Candidates; Dave O’Brien, Monica Vernon, Swati Dandekar all from Cedar Rapids, Rep. Pat Murphy, Dubuque and Anesa Kajtazovic, Waterloo.
The workshop emphasized grass roots organizing and discussion of the way the Iowa Democratic Party will partner with the county parties preparing for election success in 2014.
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