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Friday, May 11, 2007

Bleeding Heartland: Rudy's staff to farmers: You're not rich enough to be his prop

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Greg Sargent had a great catch today at his TPM political blog Horse's Mouth. He spotted an amazing article in the Journal-Eureka, based in Anamosa, Iowa (Jones County). I would link to the original article, but the newspaper's site appears to have crashed from all the attention Sargent's piece generated. Click through to read Sargent's account, but here is the short version: Deb VonSprecken, who farms with her husband, donated to Giuliani and got a call from his campaign asking if they would host an event for him at their farm. They were excited and started preparing the event. Then they were asked to call Giuliani's campaign office in New York, where someone asked about their assets. They own a small farm. Afterwards, Tony Delgado at Giuliani's Des Moines office allegedly told Deb VanSprecken, "I'm sorry, you aren't worth a million dollars and he is campaigning on the Death Tax right now."

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