By Craig Robinson Despite making the egregious error of criticizing one of Iowa’s largest employers in John Deere, Congressman Dave Loebsack won re-election defeating John Archer 55.7 percent to 42.5 percent. Many believed that Loebsack was susceptible to defeat because the newly reconfigured 2nd Congressional District is significantly different from the district Loebsack was successful [...]
The Des Moines Register rolled out its congressional endorsements on Sunday. To nobody’s surprise, the Register’s editorial board endorsed Christie Vilsack over Congressman Steve King, Congressman Bruce Braley over Ben Lange, Congressman Dave Loebsack over John Archer, and Congressman Tom Latham over Congressman Leonard Boswell. Even though I expected these endorsements, two of them are [...]
Congressman Dave Loebsack will debate his Republican challenger John Archer on Iowa Public Television. The debate will be held in Newton, and can be viewed live on TheIowaRepublican.com. The debate begins at 7 p.m. and will last for one hour.
Although his campaign is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to air a television ad that smears John Deere, his opponent’s employer, Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack told an audience in Davenport that he fully supports the company. Here is the text of Loebsack’s attack ad: “I’m Dave Loebsack and I approve this message. Iowa lost [...]
By Craig Robinson Paul Ryan’s latest swing through the state of Iowa has begun in two communities where the Republican nominee for Vice President has family ties. On Monday, Ryan rallied Republicans at his grandfather’s alma mater, Loras College, in Dubuque. On Tuesday, Ryan begins his day in Clinton, where his mother-in-law was born. The [...]
Demonstrating just how out-of-touch Dave Loebsack is with Iowa families, he suggests that the Quad City based John Deere is “part of the problem” in a recent television ad. In the new ad, Dave Loebsack attacks John Archer for his decade of work at John Deere, saying companies like John Deere are negatively impacting the [...]
By Craig Robinson The Des Moines Register ranked Congressman Dave Loebsack as Iowa’s least influential members of Congress. Loebsack’s latest campaign television advertisement now proves that Loebsack isn’t just ineffective, but he’s also naive and out of touch. Loebsack is locked in a tough re-election battle against John Archer, a Bettendorf businessman, who is also [...]