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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bleeding Heartland: What happened in Iowa's fourth Congressional district?

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Becky Greenwald is losing by 20 points in D+0 IA-04 and appears to
have lost all 28 counties in the district. I wasn't optimistic about
winning that race, given the lack of tv and radio advertising on her
behalf, but I thought she'd come closer than she did, with a strong
turnout for Barack Obama and Tom Harkin in the district. I absolutely
expected her to win Story County at least. Ultimately, Greenwald
lacked the resources to define her opponent or even respond to his ads
that defined her. Tom Latham's last radio ad pulled quotes from the
Des Moines Register's endorsement of Greenwald, making it seem as if
they had rejected her for toeing the Democratic line. If you heard the
ad but hadn't read the paper, you would think the Register endorsed
Latham because of his bipartisan leadership.

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