Once opponents, congressmen Jim Leach and Dave Loebsack campaign for Christina Bohannan

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In 2006, Dave Loebsack unexpectedly defeated 30-year incumbent and moderate Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Leach to represent southeast Iowa.

Then in 2020 the pair, together, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden.

On Saturday, they campaigned together in Davenport for a Democrat they both hope to represent southeast Iowa in Congress — Christina Bohannan. 

Bohannan is a state representative and University of Iowa law professor, also where Leach taught. She specializes in intellectual property law, the First Amendment and competition law.

Bohannan is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who is up for reelection for the first time after winning the seat by six votes in 2020. 

Leach was known for voting across party lines while in office. A Congressional Quarterly study in 2005 found Leach voted with most members of his party against most Democrats at the…

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