PRICE OF POLITICS: MONEY’S ON 3 PLACES
Money, money, money. There’s a lot of it coming Iowa’s way, according to a story out in Politico. The national party planners are putting in their buys for commercial time in 3 of Iowa’s 4 congressional districts (remember, since Iowans aren’t having enough babies to boost the population, the state loses one district). There’s money going into Democratic 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack’s race (he first has to survive a primary from Davenport State Senator Joe Seng). Money’s also headed to the 4th District race between incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King and his opponent, former Democratic Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack. That may show the national folks see this as King’s first real competitive race since he won back in 2002. And, of course, there will also be HUGE money in the 3rd District race, which pits two sitting members: Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell and Republican Congressman Tom Latham.
Iowa’s 1st Congressional District is the only one not part of the ad buy. Democrat Bruce Braley seeks re-election there.