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July 12th, 2010

Grassley, Branstad Win Dallas County Fair “Penny Poll”

Fairgoers Asked “Penny For Your Thoughts” on Top of Ticket Statewide Contests

WAUKEE, IA—Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and former Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) are the winners of the Dallas County Republican Party’s “Penny For Your Thoughts Poll” hosted this past weekend at the Dallas County Fair in Adel.

Dallas County Republican Chair Rob Taylor of West Des Moines reports more fairgoers dropped pennies in the jars of the two top Republicans on this fall’s upcoming General Election ballot races — U.S. Senate and Iowa Governor — than their Democratic opponents.  Hosted at the Dallas County Republican Party booth in the Varied Industries Building, Grassley’s jar collected 38 pennies (70 percent) versus Roxanne Conlin’s 16 pennies (30 percent).  Branstad’s jar of 70 pennies (85 percent) bested Gov. Chet Culver’s jar 12 pennies (15 percent).

Chair Taylor remarked, “As one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, let alone in the state and metro area, Dallas County Fairgoers voted clearly and convincingly this weekend for conservative, common-sense leadership in Iowa and Washington. And since this is a Penny Poll, you might say these results mirror what we’re seeing and hearing up and down the ticket — Republicans are ‘earning interest’ from their fellow citizens because folks want to ‘invest’ in a brighter future by being ‘penny wise’ with their time, resources, and overall support.”


DALLAS COUNTY PENNY POLL FINAL RESULTS:

Senator Chuck Grassley 70% (38 pennies) vs. Roxanne Conlin 30% (16 pennies)
Fmr. Governor Terry Branstad 85% (70 pennies) vs. Gov. Chet Culver 15% (12 pennies)

Taylor concluded, “The Dallas County Fair Penny Poll is another example of how Republicans are going the extra mile to reach out and engage folks in a different and fun way this election year.  It’s also an easy conversation starter as folks walk by your booth and want to chat about one of Iowa’s greatest pastimes – grassroots politics.”

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