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Campaign Almanac A roundup of campaign news items of interest:

The State Capitol dome is illuminated by the sunset in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
The State Capitol dome is illuminated by the sunset in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

REYNOLDS CAMPAIGN: Gov. Kim Reynolds will be on the campaign trail across Iowa to talk about what she sees as the successes of her year in the governor’s office.

Among her stops will be Great American Popcorn Company, 1121 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

PARTY AT THE POLLS: NextGen Iowa will host a Party at the Polls on Tuesday to celebrate young voters who are making their voices heard in Tuesday’s primary elections.

NextGen organizers will recruit volunteers, offer free treats from local food trucks and celebrate democracy with young voters from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in downtown Iowa City.

Ahead of Tuesday, NextGen Iowa organizers will send more than 70,000 text messages and make over 2,500 calls to Iowa voters ages 18 to 35 to encourage them to vote.

SWITCHING ENDORSEMENTS: More Iowa lawmakers have switched their endorsements from Sen. Nate Boulton to Fred Hubbell in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Sens. Dill Dotzler of Waterloo, Tony Bisignano of Des Moines, Jerry Kearns of Keokuk and former Sen. Tom Courtney of Burlington announced they are backing Hubbell now that Boulton has suspended his campaign.

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In addition, Sen. Jim Lykam of Davenport and Reps. Wes Breckenridge of Newton and Phil Miller of Fairfield endorsed the retired Des Moines businessman.

GLASSON MEET-AND-GREET: Cathy Glasson of Coralville, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, will host a meet-and-greet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Parlor City Pub & Eatery, 1125 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. The event is free and open to the public.

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