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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Radio Iowa blog: It was a dark and stormy night

Excerpted from this post at Radio Iowa blog
I'm on the ground in Mount Pleasant for the official launch of Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign. After checking into the fabulous AmeriHost right across from the Wal-Mart in Mount Pleasant shortly after three o'clock, Lee Enterprises newsman Todd Dorman and I set off for the main drag. We drove down two major thoroughfares in town, around the town square and right by Vilsack's house. There are no Vilsack for president signs anywhere that we could see. ... Upon arrival at the middle school where the Vilsack potluck was planned, reporters were greeted by two Vilsack staffers. One of them was Dusky Terry, the Sec of Ag candidate who used to be an aide in the governor's office and who is now working on Vilsack's campaign staff. Dusky spied the plastic container I was holding, learned that it was my famous "Scotchies" (hey, a girl who grew up in Lenox, IA knows you take something to share when you're invited to a potluck), and I opened the container so he could have the first one.

More announcement coverage:
-- Price of Politics

-- Iowa True Blue

-- Political Forecast

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