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DFA-QC and Drinking Liberally–together at last!

Drinking Liberally Table ImageThe Quad City Chapter of Democracy for America decided to join forces with the local Drinking Liberally group in Davenport, Iowa. So I’m sitting in a bar right now with a group of people talking about the environment and defeating Republicans in the election this fall.

We want to promote progressive candidates and the Democratic Central Committee tends to stick with the more moderate track for the widest appeal.

One of the attendees is running for state senate. The issue that he stands out on as unique is the environment, but people have told him not to post his issue on his website, because then it would be available for people to use against him.

And the primary in Iowa isn’t until June. It’s hard to take a stand prior to the selection of the candidate for the general election. The Illinois primary was last month; and for that election, the primary is often the real race. So the group is going to focus on assisting Iowa candidates.

And now the focus is turning to the Drinking Liberally part of the meeting, so I believe it’s going to become an evening of pontificating as opposed to planning.

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