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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Braley says constituents support plan for Illinois prison

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Representative Bruce Braley has rejected Republican critics of a
proposal to transfer some prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the Thomson
Correctional Center, just across the Mississippi River from Clinton. ...
Iowa Republicans don't appear ready to stop stoking fears about
terrorists coming to a prison near you. State GOP chairman Matt
Strawn's November 20 e-mail blast slammed Braley, along with
Representatives Leonard Boswell and Dave Loebsack. ... I gather that
Republicans are confident this is a winning issue for them, but is
there any evidence that Iowans are afraid to have prisoners moved to a
maximum-security facility on the other side of the Mississippi? John
Carlson, the Des Moines Register's conservative columnist, went to
Clinton last week and found broad support for the plan.

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