The still-young Democratic race for Iowa governor will offer Quad-Citians a couple of opportunities to get up close to the contest on Friday and Saturday.
Two Democrats, one of them a declared candidate and the other still only a possibility, will be making stops in Davenport.
State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City, who declared his candidacy on Tuesday, will make a visit to Davenport on Friday, part of a post-announcement tour of the state.
It will be somewhat of a homecoming for Prichard, who grew up in Davenport and joined the legislature in 2013.
He'll be at the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 431, union hall at 2411 West Central Park Ave., on Friday at 8:15 a.m.
Also this week, John Norris, who was an aide to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will be in Davenport.
Norris is only in the exploratory phase, though he said he plans to make a decision within a couple of weeks.
He, too, will be at the United Food and Commercial Workers union hall. That will be at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Norris has a long history in Democratic politics in the state. He not only worked for Vilsack, but also former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell. He's also a former chair of the Iowa Democratic Party and now is a partner in the West Des Moines-based SPPG Group, a public policy organization.
The Democratic field isn't finalized yet, but it's already crowded.
In addition to Prichard, former Iowa Democratic Party Chair Andy McGuire, state Sen. Nate Boulton, former Iowa DNR Director Rich Leopold and former Des Moines School Board President Jon Neiderbach have all launched campaigns.
Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell also is considering running, as is Davenport Alderman Mike Matson, 7th Ward.