Republicans rally on presidential visit day

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Republican supporters gathered in Davenport on the same day the president visited that city.

Campaign workers and volunteers held a series of events in Davenport, Des Moines and Dubuque on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

The Davenport event featured former Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn along with John Archer, who is running against Democrat Dave Loebsack to represent Iowa’s second congressional district, which includes the Iowa side of the Quad Cities. 

The Republican leaders at the event said their party is the group with political momentum now and that they’re ready to lead.