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Friday, August 28, 2009

Politically Speaking: Is Harkin ducking Sioux City?

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Some Northwest Iowans contend U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin is ducking the area since the senator has not held a town hall meeting to talk health care reform. Harkin ticked the area 65 miles east in Storm Lake two weeks ago, but that wasn't an event set up to hear out Iowans -- he did that later in the day even farther east in Fort Dodge. People I've seen in town halls this week say they've been calling Harkin's office to see if he'll hold a meeting in Sioux City (or nearby) before the congressional recess ends in a week and a half. They want the ability to hold forth on health care reform, like the opportunities with U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley and Congressman Steve King this week. The Siouxlanders say the Harkin staffers aren't giving firm answers on the senator's schedule.


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