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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Price of Politics: No Ames after All

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics

So much for the big scoop on Hillary Clinton laboring in Ames next
Monday. I posted yesterday how her campaign had asked the Ames City
Council to block off a portion of downtown so Clinton could hold an
event for approximately 1,000 people. The campaign today sent out an
early advisory that Clinton and her hubby will be going to Des Moines
(and Sioux City). No official word yet on why Des Moines and not Ames.
But an employee in the Ames City Clerk's office filled us in. She said
Hillary Clinton's campaign submitted its the original request last
Thursday. She said it was "a late request" for such an event involving
a road closure of Main Street. However, the city manager's
recommendation was to approve the request on the basis that it will
"create positive energy and promote downtown businesses".


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