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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Cownie eyeing higher office?

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

So, a few weeks back, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was one of a
handful of mayors invited to the White House for a jobs summit. Now, I
hear that Cownie is on his way to Copenhagen for the climate change
summit. I'd say, either this guy likes going to summits without
climbing mountains, or he has some aspirations for higher office. And
based on the subject matter of these little shindigs, I'm guessing
it's federal office. So what do you think he's eyeing? Is he the kind
of guy who will challenge a sitting Republican, or will he play it
safe and wait for Harkin to retire? Perhaps wait for a Boswell
retirement (or, if Boswell loses, challenge a one-term GOP incumbent)?
Or is he faking us all out and waiting for his post-Culver
gubernatorial opportunity? I think he's going to have to do a little
more to get his local house in order before anyone else in the state
will take him seriously.

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