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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

John Deeth Blog: Bayh Not Scared Off, But Not Winning Lefty Love Either

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
... Although Bayh had staffers on the ground in a lot of places including here in Iowa, and I'm sure we'll be seeing those familiar faces again soon. Anyway, it's clear that the Bayh strategy is summed up in that Indiana map: all the counties that were red for Bush and blue for Bayh in 2004. Hillary Clinton dips a toe in the water; the big story seems to be that she called Bonnie Campbell. Add to this list the other people who've stopped by even after it was clear Vilsack was in, and it's not looking like 1992. But stay tuned. In 1991, there were early forays into the state by Paul Tsongas, Jerry Brown and Bob Kerrey, and they all bailed before caucus night once it became clear Harkin had the thing nailed down.

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