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Rybak heads to Iowa to critique Republican presidential hopefuls

The former Minneapolis mayor is the DNC vice-chair and will provide the party’s response to GOP candidates stumping this weekend at the Iowa Ag Summit.

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak — who’s now vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee — will be in Des Moines Saturday to  critique, and criticize, Republican presidential hopefuls attending the Iowa Ag Summit.

Rybak, along with Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire, will be available to media at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, starting at 8 a.m.

Their stated mission:

As each of the potential 2016 GOP candidates attempt to pitch their agriculture credentials to Iowa kingmaker Bruce Rastetter, Rybak and McGuire will highlight how each of their records would hurt rural communities and middle class families.

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Among the confirmed GOP hopefuls at the Summit, which starts at 8:30 a.m., are:

  • Jeb Bush
  • Chris Christie
  • Ted Cruz
  • Lindsey Graham
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Rick Perry
  • Marco Rubio
  • Rick Santorum
  • Donald Trump
  • Scott Walker