Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will headline the 4th Annual Scott County GOP Ronald Reagan dinner on Oct. 24 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.

The dinner is a fundraising event for the Scott County GOP.

“His visit here highlights the importance of eastern Iowa, especially Scott County, in the November election,” said Judy Davidson, chairwoman of the Scott County GOP.

Tickets are $50 per person. A cash bar reception and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at, by calling 563-823-5854 or emailing

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Is anyone else bothered that Jindal, in support of Vander Plaats crazy campaign to sabotage the Iowa Judiciary, is comparing the Varnum case (where the ISC ruled based purely on the constitution despite some public opinion) with a case where the SCOTUS determined the death penalty was unconstitutional in the case of child rape, and yet describing the latter as a case where the SCOTUS ruled based on public opinion, not on the constitution? Does this guy know anything about either case, other than some soundbite he's been fed? Does he know anything about Iowa? Criminy, what an embarrassment, that THIS is who the Republicans consider to be relevant to Iowa.

Has it occurred to Jindal that, 50 years ago, he might not have even been able to send his kids to some schools in Louisiana, or utilized his right to vote, because of their skin color, which relegated them to second class citizenship...yet here he is in Iowa, espousing the need to treat people as second class due to their sexuality. Here he is, attacking Iowa's SC, which ruled discrimination was illegal more than a decade before the sit-ins and marches of the South, enforcing Iowa's Civil Rights Act. You know, the one where we said "People deserve equal treatment" 80 years before much of the rest of the states?

The only states which beat us to that marker in civilized behavior were New York, Massachusetts, and Kansas. And frankly, Kansas has lost ground pretty steadily. But if the governors of New York and Massachusetts wish to come to Iowa and discuss our Supreme Court and the state of civil liberty versus discrimination in Iowa, I welcome them.

Remind me again, which way do those states lean on marriage equality?

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