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Ross Wilburn should replace Loebsack in Congress

Dave Loebsack has decided to retire from Congress. Now it’s announced the 2nd Congressional District is in danger of being lost to the Kochtopus. The only answer to this is to draft Ross Wilburn to take Loebsack’s place on the ballot in 2020.

Wilburn has political experience, having served as mayor of Iowa City as well as on the city council. He has served as CEO of the Crisis Center, and worked as diversity officer for the Iowa City Community School District. He now works for Iowa State University in Ames. So his resume of serving responsible public and political positions is vast.

Wilburn ran unsuccessfully for governor because he came in the race too late — so Democrats need to get on the stick. He can relocate to the 2nd District as Loebsack was forced to do.

Democrats find themselves in a dangerous position of losing the Congressional majority we’ve just acquired, and we must unite to win. We must not allow our candidate to be mistreated and underfunded by the Democratic National Committee as Patty Judge was in her run against Chuck Grassley in 2016. Democrats need both lip service and funding if we are to keep the 2nd District.

We need to win — Ross Wilburn is the answer for 2020.

Mary Gravitt

Iowa City

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