Sunday, July 08, 2007

News and Thoughts From Jackson County...

Last Sunday, we did our annual funnel cake stand at Heritage Days in Bellevue. Just as in years past, the stand was a great success. Look for our funnel cake stand again later this month when we offer up our goods to the Ragbrai participants in Bellevue on July 28th.

It appears that Steve King is possibly considering entering the U.S. Senate Race to challenge Tom Harkin. While I believe that Congressman King has every right to try to dethrone Harkin and would make a fine candidate, I really hope that our party can avoid a primary if at all possible. I find it interesting that very few media outlets are giving Steve Rathje any kind of press coverage thus far, or even acknowledging that he has announced his candidacy. I have met Steve and seen him speak several times and believe me, he is a very viable candidate that deserves much more press than he is getting.

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will be making a campaign stop in Maquoketa this Thursday, July 12th. He will be appearing at Flapjacks Family Restaurant (101 McKinsey, Int. Hwy 61 & 64) at 1:00pm to speak and answer questions. There is no cost to attend. I urge you to attend if you are able, and show our candidates that Iowa does not take it's First in the Nation status for granted!

-Adam Reuter