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Friday, May 25, 2007

The Real Sporer: Breaking News -- Highest level of RPI officials in immigration discussions...

Excerpted from this post at The Real Sporer

In anticipation of releasing a public policy position. Needless to say, every one of us in Republican leadership here in Iowa is very aware of the firestorm that has exploded in the wake of the immigration semi-agreement. I won't speak for anyone else, or disclose anyone's position; suffice it to say that we have heard the public complaints, complaints that are shared by many of us. The level of complaint gives this issue the ability to divide our party. While our state leadership can't do much about the larger conflict, we can preserve and protect our state party's unity. One thing we can do is make the positions held by the Iowa Congressional delegation clear to our voters. It is my understanding that Senator Grassley, Congressman Latham and, of course, Congressman King are all opposed to the immigration compromise in anything like its current form. I'm sure they will let me know if I have inadvertently misrepresented their position. Not surprisingly I am involved in these discussions. This is one issue where I will probably "vote my conscience" but I do want to hear from you, our Republican voters, particularly our local leaders, like county officers, Federation leadership and elected officials. So, tune in, turn on and speak your mind.

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