DES MOINES, Iowa – The Polk County Democrats Hold Their Annual Spring Dinner on Saturday
"We collected a ton of money tonight, and that is yet to come Democrats voted this spring and this fall, "said Polk Democrat chairman Sean Bagniewski.
US Nancy Pelosi, chairman of the House minority, highlighted the dinner and stressed the importance of the upcoming elections.
"They are becoming more important, and there's nothing the current President of the United States has pushed or politically pushed forward that Republicans in Congress have not done worse and for a longer period of time," Pelosi said.
Republicans held their own press conference in response to Pelosi coming to Iowa. Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann said Iowans have nothing in common with Pelosi.
"If you say you're going to reach rural Iowa and your three main speakers, the three big dogs you bring in are old San Francisco liberals, you bring in one, that's fine, but, I mean, These people could also be from Neptune, I do not think they grow corn in Neptune, "Kaufmann said.
An Iowa Democrat said it was more important than ever that all Democrats come together.
"If we consider Iowa number one, why should not we bring people from all over the country to show what Iowa is all about and that we are Democrats who have to work all over the country," the Democrat said Deputy Ako Abdul-Samad of Des Moines.
Pelosi turned to the Republicans and said, "We will see you in the elections."
"This election is not about Democrats and Republicans, it's about America, it's about the vows of our founders They gave us guidance, they said to us: E pluribus unum. "Of many, one. They did not know how many we would become or how different we would be, but they knew we had to be one, "Pelosi said.
About 325 people attended the dinner.
Democrats have quite a few candidates in the primary in some high-profile races such as governor and the third and fourth congressional districts compared to their republican and libertarian counterparts.The main election is June 5.