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Friday, April 20, 2007

Popular Progressive: Gronstal Uses His VOICE -- To Flip Out

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

As reported on Blog for Iowa and Tom over at Political Fallout, Senator Mike Gronstal flipped out during an informal meeting with supporters of VOICE (See video story). Clearly aggravated by these activists, Gronstal launched obscenities at the group. One wonders why? Could it be that his his new position with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is making him a less than fair arbitrator. This being the group that recruits legislative candidates to run for Congress. Gronstal was previously the DLCC Finance Chair. "With Senator Fitz-Gerald as Chair and Senator Gronstal as Finance Chair, the DLCC also grew to over a ten million dollar committee this cycle, over a 50% increase from the 2004 cycle." Could it be on the state level Gronstal has raised over $500,000 for his own committee? "More than 75 percent of the money raised for his committee during that period, $426,250, was contributed to the Iowa Democratic Party." Could it be that Gronstal is starting a 527 to avoid those FEC regs?

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