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April 15, 2011

Rep. Loebsack announces re-election to Iowa's 2nd District

CENTERVILLE — With the approval of Iowa's Congressional district lines for 2012 by the state Legislature and expected signature by the governor, Rep. Dave Loebsack officially announced his candidacy for re-election to Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.

Dave and his wife Terry will reside in Johnson County, running for re-election in a district that includes 14 of the 15 counties Loebsack has represented since his first election in 2006.

In Congress, Loebsack has taken on the tough fights, such as helping bring critical relief to Iowa during the floods of 2008 and the ongoing recovery process. A strong progressive, Loebsack was an early supporter of President Obama's during his upset win of the 2008 Iowa Caucus.

Loebsack said, “Now more than ever, we must stand together —­ fighting against a Republican Congress that seeks to undermine all the progress we have made in recent years.  If they had their way, they'd jeopardize seniors' hard-earned health care and privatize Medicare, while giving special tax breaks to oil and insurance companies.  I'll never stop fighting for what's right ­— putting Iowa's interests ahead of the special interests.”

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