Judge Campaigns in the QC
With just a few days left until the election, Patty Judge is optimistic about her chances and the chances for other democrats to win. The former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and lieutenant governor, now running for US Senate, met with local democrats in Davenport Thursday.
Judge faces six-term incumbent republican senator Chuck Grassley.
"He has spent close to 9 million dollars in this race. If he didn't think I was a threat, knowing Senator Grassley, I'm sure he would not have spent those kind of dollars. That is rather a lot of money to spend on the race here."
She says the main issue for many Iowans this year is the economy, and their hope that Congress and the president will do what they can to fix it.
And even though many people have voted early, Judge reminded her supporters how important it is for them to round up other democrats and get them to the polls.
"We will never beat the republicans with money but we will and we can beat them with hard work, and with the great volunteers we're finding in every county across the state."
Judge says every 2 years, Americans have the opportunity to "re-set" the House and Senate, and we need to do that this year to end the gridlock and obstruction going on in Congress.