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What the IDP Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love... For Rural Party Organs

Tim Nelson shares his view of the top priority for the Iowa Democratic Party. He was formerly the Finance Director for Kim Weaver’s 2016 Congressional Campaign, Communications Director for the Iowa College Democrats, and Intern for the Obama 2012 campaign.

A cursory glance of returns in rural counties will show Democrats getting nearly universally trounced. While this may be a sustainable model for states such as Illinois, where Cook County returns can offset rural voting patterns, Iowa’s cities simply do not have enough Democratic votes to offset rural counties.

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