It’s House versus Senate

Many of the battles at the statehouse are partisan in nature, pitting Republicans against Democrats.  But sometimes — particularly in the close-down hours of a legislative session — the battles feature one chamber against another, the House against the Senate. 

Sometimes, there are no partisan lines and there’s unanimity.  That seems to be the case here as legislative leaders from both political parties are uniting for an event, although there’s a House versus Senate flavor to it.   Read more in the news release below.

House vs. Senate to fill carts with food and win donations for their hometown food pantry

DES MOINES, IA- Four legislative leaders will participate in a supermarket sweep type event on Wednesday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Jordan Creek Walmart to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa and their hometown food pantry. 

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen will compete against Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and Senate Minority Leader Paul McKinley to fill shopping carts with the most food from Walmart shelves in five minutes.  All the food in the carts will be donated to the Food Bank of Iowa.  The teams will receive a donation to their home food pantry equal to the value of the food in their carts. 
WHO:             Mike Gronstal, Senate Majority Leader
                        Paul McKinley, Senate Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader
                        Kraig Paulsen, House Minority Leader
WHAT:           Supermarket sweep style competition to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa
WHEN:           Wednesday, November 18th at 1:00 PM

WHERE:        Jordan Creek Walmart Store—Grocery section
                        6365 Stagecoach Drive
                        West Des Moines 

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.