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Thursday, May 31
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

DL21C welcomes Christie Vilsack, Candidate for Congress (D-IA-new 4), former First Lady - on Iowa and the 2012 campaign

Eamonn's Irish Pub - Midtown
9 E 45th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
4/5/6 to 42nd Street; B/D/F/V to Rockefeller Center

Did you read Frank Bruni's New York Times Op-Ed about Christie Vilsack? Join us on May 31 and meet her in person!

Join DL21C on Thursday, May 31 as DL21C welcomes Congressional candidate and former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (Iowa-4 - Iowa's new congressional district).

Christie is running in one of 2012's most competitive national Congressional races -a new district that crosses the state of Iowa - where her Republican opponent, Steve King, is being touted as a VP candidate. Why? Because Iowa is seen as the new Florida for 2012 -a critical swing state where the US Presidency also hangs in the balance.

It's a critical race in a critical state for President Obama's re-election. So come out and meet Christie next week!

The Frank Bruni NYT article is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/opinion/bruni-second-acts-for-first-la...

About Christie:

Christie Vilsack is running for Congress in Iowa’s new congressional district against tea party sweetheart Steve King. King is one of the most conservative andanti-choice members of the House. The Democratic Congressional CampaignCommittee has ranked this race as one of their top "Red to Blue"seats - meaning one of their highlighted, most competitive challenger races inthe country. This is definitely one to watch.

In this week alone, Vilsack was featured in articles in both the NYT -

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/opinion/bruni-second-acts-for-first-la...

and on Salon.com -

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/22/rep_steve_king_immigrants_like_dogs/sing....

This campaign is one to watch and a candidate you definitely want to meet!
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Moreabout the race: http://christievilsackforiowa.com/

About Christie:

Christie Vilsack is a native Iowan committedto a life of public service. She is a career educator who has always beenwilling to step up to the plate to build strong communities whether as ateacher, activist or Iowa's leading volunteer as First Lady. Vilsack is apassionate and tireless advocate – fighting to make Iowa an even better placeto live, work, and raise a family.

The Christie Vilsack forCongress campaign is quickly becoming the House race to watch. The campaign isbuilding momentum with polls showing a clear path to victory. And herfundraising success shows strong support from across Iowa’s 4th District, withdonors from all 39 counties in the district.

Republicans are paying close attention to the race. Her opponent, Congressman Steve King,has never faced a competitive race. Vilsack outraised her opponent in 2011 andhas several thousands more cash on hand.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/david-catanese/2012/02/states-to-watch-for...