Blog for Iowa: Vote Loebsack, not GOP
Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa
What will it take to convince Iowans in the second district that a vote for Jim Leach (R-IA) is a vote for the Republican Party and the Republican-controlled Congress? Leach does a great job talking the talk of a moderate. But, instead of just taking his word for it, let's take a closer look at his voting pattern using a few of his recent votes as examples.
My first example: On May 24th, Leach helped kill a Democratic effort to add $750 million for alternative energy, innovation and energy efficiency and $250 million for flood control efforts to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 5427). Leach joined 224 of his fellow Republicans in voting to kill the Democratic amendment.