116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Labor Day, September 5th.
According to the National Weather Service, it will be mostly cloudy today in the Cedar Rapids area, with a high near 74. Winds from the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Then tonight, partly cloudy with a low around 62.
With Labor Day weekend serving as the unofficial kickoff to the fall campaign season, former U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack joined Iowa Democratic candidates running for state and federal office gathered at Sutliff Farm & Cider House in Lisbon on Saturday for a campaign rally to help elect Liz Mathis and Christina Bohannan. About 350 people attended, according to Mathis’ campaign. Mathis, a Democratic state senator from Hiawatha, is running to unseat Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson of Marion in Iowa’s newly reconfigured 2nd Congressional District. Bohannan, a University of Iowa law professor and Democratic state representative from Iowa City, is running against Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa in Iowa’s new 1st Congressional District. Mathis and Bohannan criticized Hinson and Miller-Meeks for voting against the federal infrastructure bill signed into law while praising projects supported by their funding.
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