Iowa Starting Line to Host Candidate Forum With Statewide Democratic Nominees Franken, DeJear, Sand

Live, in-person event sponsored by COURIER and its Iowa outlet

Iowa Starting Line Candidate Forum in Waterloo (Photo: Business Wire)

WATERLOO, Iowa--()--COURIER and its Iowa-based newsroom Iowa Starting Line are hosting a candidate forum featuring the Democratic nominees for Senate and Governor, Admiral Mike Franken and Deidre DeJear, and State Auditor Rob Sand in Waterloo on November 4th. The event will be co-hosted by COURIER’s publisher Tara McGowan and Iowa Startling Line’s founder and Managing Editor Pat Rynard.

This is the second in-person candidate forum COURIER has hosted this cycle — following an October 19th forum in Pennsylvania with Democratic nominee for Governor Josh Shapiro.

What: COURIER + Iowa Starting Line candidate forum

Who: Democratic nominee for Senate in conversation with ISL Managing Editor Pat Rynard, Democratic nominee for Governor Deidre DeJear in conversation with ISL Senior Editor Ty Rushing, and State Auditor Rob Sand in conversation with COURIER Publisher Tara McGowan

Where: Waterloo, IA — exact location to be confirmed upon RSVP

When: Nov. 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM CT — press can begin set up at 6:00 PM CT

RSVP: This event is open to the press, but an RSVP is required. Use this form.


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