AMES, Ia. - The race for the Governor's Office is on in Iowa.
Several players in the game were all under one roof Sunday afternoon in Ames for the Central Iowa Democrats Fall BBQ.
The luncheon gave candidates the opportunity to address dozens of local democrats about their campaigns.
The fundraiser was eye-opening for one local Democrat who said she is happy to see a future for her party.
"I haven't had too much hope for a while, but it's good to hear some of the things that make me a Democrat-- it's good to hear them talk about my values the way they are.", said Lynn Vanvaline, who is from Ames.