Senator Amy Klobuchar has a new collection of endorsements from the kind of Iowa Caucus activists that get things done. They come ahead of her weekend visit to the state, her tenth since announcing her campaign.
The Klobuchar campaign announced six new notable Iowans backing the senator:
Shirley McAdon, an Adel City Council member.
Bill Witt, a former legislator from Black Hawk County who has worked on many environmental and long-term care issues.
Jackie Wellman, a community activist in West Des Moines.
Ruth and Scott Thompson, party activists in Des Moines
Melissa Fath, a community activist and University of Iowa cancer researcher.
While they may not be well-known names statewide, most people deeply involved in Iowa Democratic politics will recognize them. And they’re the type of endorser who can actually help swing several precincts your way on caucus night, not just be a name on a list.
Wellman is a former precinct captain for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and is an integral part of the West Des Moines Democratic activist community that has flipped municipal and legislative seats to Democrats recently. The Thompsons are a constant presence at any Democratic event in Central Iowa.
Klobuchar is making the full circuit of multi-candidate events from Saturday through Monday. She’ll be at the Ankeny Democrats Summer BBQ and the 1st District Democrats’ Passport to Victory event in Waterloo on Saturday. She stops by Zach Wahls’ birthday brunch fundraiser Sunday morning, then speaks at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Cedar Rapids. On Monday, Klobuchar joins the AARP and Des Moines Register for their series of town halls on senior issues.
by Pat Rynard
Photo by Julie Fleming