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Monday, December 31, 2007

Iowa Progress: Is Jim Leach leaving the Republican Party?

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress

The Washington Post is linking former Iowa congressman Jim Leach to
Unity 08, a bi-partisan group that's exploring running a centrist
third party bid for the Presidency in 2008. Speculation is that the
group will select New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as its nominee,
both for his bipartisan appeal (as an Independent who has previously
been both a Democrat and a Republican) and for his multi-billion
dollar fortune. If Leach backs a Bloomberg candidacy, this would have
big repercussions in 2008 in Iowa. Leach, despite his defeat in 2006,
was well-liked even by most Democrats who voted against him.

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