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Thursday, November 15, 2007

iPol: Gaskill Endorsement Makes a Baker's Dozen for Biden

Excerpted from this post at iPol

Iowa State Representative Mary A. Gaskill of Ottumwa today became the
thirteenth Iowa elected official to endorse Joe Biden for president.
For those keeping track at home, here's an endorsement scorecard:
Hillary Clinton: 16, Barack Obama: 15, Joe Biden: 13. It's never clear
how much weight these types of endorsements carry on caucus night. The
potential is certainly there for a candidate to tap into the
endorser's network of financial backers, staff and past volunteers to
enhance their showing in the caucus, but I suspect this potential is
rarely realized to its full extent. That said, Biden's endorsement
tally is impressive nonetheless, and will come as something of a shock
to those who believe poll numbers and fundraising totals tell the
whole story in the Iowa race.


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