“Swati Dandekar Endorsed by John Deere PAC”

“Swati Dandekar Endorsed by John Deere PAC”

“Swati Dandekar announced Thursday she  has received the endorsement of the John Deere Political Action Committee.

John Deere is the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, and the largest employer in Iowa’ U.S. House 1st District, with major facilities in both Waterloo and Dubuque.

Dandekar is one of five candidates for the Democratic nomination for the open seat. Four Republicans also are running in the 20-county district that includes Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Cedar Falls and Waterloo.

“As the largest employer in Eastern Iowa, John Deere will be a …

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“Obamacare has to stay. It cannot be repealed, but we do need to work on the gaps.”

“Obamacare has to stay. It cannot be repealed, but we do need to work on the gaps.”

“None of them called for repeal, but some of the Democrats running in Iowa’s 1st District called for “major modifications” in their party’s signature congressional accomplishment of recent years – the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans also were split, with one calling for repeal and the other saying Obamacare just needs to be tweaked.

The differences on the ACA came as seven of the nine candidates for the open 1st District seat participated in a forum hosted by the Iowa Credit Union League in Des Moines. Winners of …

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Swati Enjoys a Busy Caucus Night

Swati Enjoys a Busy Caucus Night

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Contact: Ben Gaines
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Swati Dandekar Enjoys a Busy Caucus Night

Swati Dandekar had a busy Caucus night yesterday, traveling to five different sites in Linn County to greet the enthusiastic Democratic activists willing to brave the cold. “I always enjoy taking the time to visit with my local Democratic friends. They are the backbone of our party, and they are the reason we are going to keep the 1st District in Democratic hands.”

Dandekar started the night at Jefferson High School in Southwest …

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Dandekar Receives $223,747.00 in Campaign Contributions

Dandekar Receives $223,747.00 in Campaign Contributions

Dandekar Receives $223,747.00 in Campaign Contributions

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1st District Dems Third Quarter Fundraising Summary

1st District Dems Third Quarter Fundraising Summary

“To put the numbers in context, this is the first reporting period for Dandekar, Kajtazovic, and O’Brien; Vernon is reporting to the FEC for the second time; this is Pat Murphy’s third quarter in the race.
In addition to the top-line numbers, Kajtazovic also reported that her campaign owes over $5,000 in payments to her for travel and other expenses. Vernon appears to be the only candidate to have written a check to herself this quarter, contributing over $12,000 in direct and in-kind contributions.
Vernon spent twice …

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Swati Dandekar Announces Run for Congress

Swati Dandekar Announces Run for Congress

PRESS RELEASE:

SWATI DANDEKAR TO RUN FOR 1ST DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

Marion, IA – July 23, 2013 – Swati Dandekar (Marion Democrat) today is formally announcing her candidacy for the 1st Congressional District.

“Over the past few months I have been exploring a run for the 1st Congressional District. I have met with voters across the district and have been encouraged by their support for my campaign. Last May I formed an exploratory committee, chaired by Senator Wally Horn of Cedar Rapids and Tina Patterson of Marion. With …

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Swati Dandekar Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee

Swati Dandekar Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee

PRESS RELEASE:
SWATI DANDEKAR TO EXPLORE RUN FOR 1ST DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

MARION, IA — May 10, 2013 — Swati Dandekar (Marion Democrat) is announcing she is exploring a run for the 1st District Congressional seat. An exploratory committee chaired by State Senator Wally Horn of Cedar Rapids and Tina Patterson of Marion has been formed. Dennis Naughton, a Marion attorney, will serve the committee as Treasurer.

“Over the past several weeks I have been encouraged by friends across the district to enter the race. I am honored …

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