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  Loebsack, Dave
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameDave Loebsack
Address326 N. Westminster St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52245, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 23, 1952 (66 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 02, 2018 12:32pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - Methodist - Straight -
InfoDavid Loebsack is the Representative for the 2nd District of Iowa in the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Democratic party and the Progressive Caucus. Prior to entering Congress, he was a professor of political science.

Loebsack was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from East High School and attended college at Iowa State University. Here, Loebsack earned a master's degree in political science. He then went to California. After receiving a PhD from the University of California, Davis, Loebsack took a job as a political science professor at Cornell College, a small, elite, liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Loebsack started the Linn Phoenix group, a fundraising arm of the Linn County Democrats.

The 2006 elections saw a 30-seat Democratic gain in Congress, including picking up a seat in this district. In an upset victory for the Democratic Party, Loebsack defeated Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA), a 15-term moderate Republican who, ironically, was one of only a handful of Republican congressmen who had voted against authorization for the use of force in Iraq. Loebsack entered the Democratic primary as a write-in candidate. In the general election he took 51% of the vote to Leach's 49%.

He was sworn into office on January 4th, 2007.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
04/23/2015-04/26/2015 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 14.0) 35.00% ( 9.0) 21.00% ( 23.0)
02/01/2013-02/03/2013 Public Policy Polling 30.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
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DISCUSSION
Importance? 6.50000 Average

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RACES
  11/06/2018 IA - District 02 Won 54.79% (+12.19%)
  06/05/2018 IA - District 02 - D Primary Won 99.26% (+98.53%)
  11/08/2016 IA - District 02 Won 53.66% (+7.47%)
  06/07/2016 IA District 02 - D Primary Won 99.01% (+98.01%)
  11/04/2014 IA - District 02 Won 52.38% (+4.93%)
  06/03/2014 IA District 02 - D Primary Won 99.32% (+98.65%)
  11/06/2012 IA - District 02 Won 55.57% (+13.08%)
  06/05/2012 IA District 2 - D Primary Won 81.55% (+63.28%)
  11/02/2010 IA - District 02 Won 50.99% (+5.07%)
  06/08/2010 IA District 02 - D Primary Won 99.12% (+98.24%)
  11/04/2008 IA - District 02 Won 57.19% (+18.42%)
  06/03/2008 IA District 02 - D Primary Won 98.92% (+97.83%)
  11/07/2006 IA - District 02 Won 51.38% (+2.85%)
  06/06/2006 IA District 02 - D Primary Won 34.86% (-30.27%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/05/2018 IA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-55.41%)
  06/03/2014 IA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-99.14%)
  06/03/2014 IA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-99.23%)
ENDORSEMENTS
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
IA - District 01 - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Monica Vernon
IA District 03 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Leonard L. Boswell
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 19, 2004 D Howard Dean
FEC COMMITTEES
C00414318 Loebsack for Congress $ 729247.00