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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Iowa's First: Who's Coming to Eastern Iowa?

Excerpted from this post at Iowa's First

As mentioned on this blog before, Mike Whalen will be bringing VP Cheney to Davenport for a fundraiser. Cost of attending this event for the candidate worth $100 million is a wallet-busting $500 per person. Or, you can spend $1000 and get your picture taken with the Vice President.

This event will be July 17th. Also scheduled to stump for Whalen in a small-time fundraiser in Black Hawk County is 2008 hopeful Sen. John McCain. McCain will be in town on July 14th, and cost for this event is only $25. For the Democrats, 2008 hopeful Sen. Evan Bayh will be in Clinton and the QC stumping for several Dem. candidates.

In Clinton, at 5:15 on Friday, he will be bashing the President (read the first paragraph of this article and you'll see what I mean) on behalf of Rep. Polly Bukta and Sen. Roger Stewart.

Both incumbents have a battle on their hands with two good GOP challengers, and bringing Bayh in signifies that the Dems are having to fight to keep both these seats. Stewart's challenger, Clinton Mayor LaMetta Wynn, was the beneficiary of a stop by Gov. Pataki earlier this year.

While in Eastern Iowa, Bayh will also be rallying the troops for Bruce Braley at an event in Davenport. This gathering will take place at the Scott County Democrat HQ at 7:30 PM on Friday.

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