Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Lowe reports an enjoyable Saturday evening with a few dozen enthusiastic Democrats in Sioux Falls. Speeches were made, huzzahs were huzzahed, and checks were written. Yum!

Pictures like these may inspire even more Democrats to write some checks:

Joe Lowe talks fire prevention with then-Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008

Joe Lowe talks fire prevention with then-Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008

Joe Lowe talks Native American policy with then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama in Rapid City in 2008.

Joe Lowe talks Native American policy with then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama in Rapid City in 2008.

Lowe says candidate Obama gave him 15 minutes on that fine spring afternoon in Rapid City to talk about Native American issues. Lowe obviously isn't afraid to grill the famous and powerful on important South Dakota issues. He's also clearly not afraid to stand next to top Democrats.

Cue the Republican attack machine in four... three... two....

Preditcable Update 2013.12.10 08:22 CST: Dakota War College goes ape over these photos... and borrows the entire Obama photo and my text without seeking permission... the sort of action DWC has previously labeled plagiarism.