“If he can’t find time to approve flood relief, he has the time to explain why”
Yesterday Miller-Meeks (3M, MMM or whatever the kool kids call her) challenged Loebsack to a series of debates, one in each of the 15 counties in the district. Kudos to her team for tying in Loebsack’s inability to get the Democrat controlled congress to pass a flood relief bill before adjourning for recess.
I’m sure Loebsack is going to do his best to ignore Miller-Meeks, in fact John Deeth has a post up mentioning that Loebsack isn’t even campaigning, let alone thinking about debating his opponent. Loebsack is in a difficult spot. On one hand it’s smart to spend the time talking to flood victims, but if he ends up using the flood and the victims as an excuse not to debate he’s going to look extremely bad.
Also he’s not an entrenched incumbent, so while King, Latham and Boswell can ignore their opponents to some extent, Loebsack will have to confront Miller-Meeks sooner or later. I also think it’s a good sign for Miller-Meeks that he isn’t out there working on his reelection. While I’m sure the many Dems will say it doesn’t matter, he’s and incumbent with a chunk of change in the bank, it’s never wise to sleep walk through a campaign. Just ask Leach and Lightfoot.
Now I’m never really a fan of getting campaign press releases, but Miller-Meeks puts out some nice ones. Earlier this week they dinged Loebsack by using Mike Gronstal’s comments about the inability of congress to pass a flood relief bill. The state on hold while congress is on recess, and Nancy Pelosi is on her book tour.
Speaking of Nancy, I wonder if she’s just going to visit each of the 2000 or so folks who bought her book?