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Friday, December 18, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Gibbons shows it's who you know, not what you know

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

A lot of major Republican donors co-hosted a fundraiser last night for
Jim Gibbons' Congressional campaign in Iowa's third district. The big
names included Bruce Rastetter, Gary Kirke, Denny Elwell and John
Ruan, as well as Greg Ganske, who represented Iowa's fourth
Congressional district (including Polk County) from 1995 to 2003.
Apparently none of these people were put off by the ludicrous tax
holiday proposal Gibbons floated last week. ... I wonder how long it
will be before Zaun and Gibbons start attacking each other as well as
incumbent Leonard Boswell. Rival Republican candidate Dave Funk's been
passed over by the GOP bigwigs. I'm curious to see how much he can
raise from smaller donors who buy into his ill-informed comments on
energy policy and other matters. Will the "Tea Party" crowd get
involved on his behalf?

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