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October 31st, 2012

No Brooklyn Endorsement for Braley?

Congressman Bruce Braley loves his hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.  Even when he didn’t represent the area, mentions of Brooklyn often crept into his remarks.  After redistricting, Braley’s hometown of Brooklyn was included in the 1st Congressional District.  As one would expect, the mentions of Brooklyn have only increased.

This cycle, Braley has filmed TV ads in the town.  One of those ads was filmed one door down from the first home my wife and I purchased.  Braley also likes to talk about his time working for the Poweshiek County Roads Department in the summer as a young man, which is also understandable.

On Wednesday, Braley’s campaign announced that 20 mayors in the 1st Congressional District had endorsed him.  To my surprise, the mayor of Brooklyn wasn’t one of them.  In fact Braley’s list of mayors didn’t include anyone from Poweshiek County.


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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson serves as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Prior to founding Iowa's largest conservative news site, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. In that capacity, Robinson planned and organized the largest political event in 2007, the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa. Robinson also organized the 2008 Republican caucuses in Iowa, and was later dispatched to Nevada to help with the caucuses there. Robinson cut his teeth in Iowa politics during the 2000 caucus campaign of businessman Steve Forbes and has been involved with most major campaigns in the state since then. His extensive political background and rolodex give him a unique perspective from which to monitor the political pulse of Iowa.

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