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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Politically Speaking: House candidate won't accept PAC $$

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Jeremy Taylor, the Sioux City Republican who wants to unseat Democrat
Wes Whitead in Iowa House District 1, this morning announced he will
not accept campaign donations from political action committees or
lobbyists. So Taylor, a political newcomer, will be filling out
finance disclosure forms that only include donations from individuals.
He said he's taking the step to reduce the influence of special
interests in the Iowa Legislature. Taylor acknowledges this will put
him at a competitive disadvantage with Whitead, who's received PAC
money frequently in winning four terms. "Although my opponent may
outspend me 10-to1, I hope to make up for the lack of money with 10
times the door knocking and visiting with voters," Taylor said.


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