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Friday, May 23, 2008

Politically Speaking: Two of three GOP guys will debate

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Three Republicans, George Eichhorn, Christopher Reed and Steve Rathje,
are seeking to win the party nomination on June 3 to compete with
Democrat Tom Harkin in November to win a six-year U.S. Senate seat.
There will be a debate with two of the three, Reed and Eichhorn, in
Des Moines a week from tonight. It will air at 9 p.m. May 30 in Des
Moines, but it's not yet been set to be carried statewide on Iowa
Public Television. In accepting the invitation to debate, Reed said it
is a good venue to get beyond prepared stump speeches. I'm not sure
what Rathje gains by not participating. I'm reminded of my first
contact with him way back in 2007, when he was the initial GOP
candidate to come forward. I called him, and Rathje declined to say
what issues he'd like to focus upon in the senatorial race -- a
curious position to take when you can get free publicity in an


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