Candidates aren't taking a break from campaigning. In fact, here in Sioux City, they were out in full force working to secure an important voting block, union workers.
Two-thousand people lined up for lunch, coming face-to-face with the candidates.
"It's a great opportunity to be out on the West side of Sioux City meeting with voters," said David Dawson, (D) State House candidate.
"It's a good chance just to connect with people," said Rep. Chris Hall, (D) Sioux City.
A particular political persuasion tends to show up. Republicans are a rare sight.
"I wouldn't say they're actually invited, they've never asked," said John Hamm, Northwest Iowa Labor Council President.
One did, Sheriff Candidate Dave Drew.
"It a different environment, no doubt. But, I'm very pleased with the support of our union and the UFCW has also joined in," said Dave Drew, (R) Woodbury County Sheriff candidate.
"I think it's great. I think it's great that my opponent is willing to come out. When you call 911 the first question out of our mouth isn't are you a Democrat or Republican," said Doug Boetger, (D) Woodbury County Sheriff candidate.
Clyda Novotny, a retired-nurse, and a registered Republican, said she came to hear what the candidates had to say.
"We're all in this together we all need to know what's going on on both sides," said Clyda Novotny, Republican
From county office to Congress, each took their turn at the podium in the pouring rain. "All of the people here are important to the economic opportunities that we can provide in this city, in this county, and in this region," said Christie Vilsack,(D) 4th District Candidate.
State house candidate Chris Hall touted his bipartisanship.
"Out of the whole 100 representatives in the state I'm the 6th most likely to vote across party lines," said Chris Hall (D) Iowa State House candidate.
And David Dawson asked voters to give him a chance.
"I'm here on Labor Day celebrating the American worker and they're definately looking for an improved economy with better working conditions," said David Dawson (D) IA State House candidate.
While most have the day off, these politicians didn't mind laboring over lunch, as long as they could serve up a plate
"They want labor's support and they know there's no better place to get this many labor people together than what we get out here for the Labor Day picnic," said Hamm.
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