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March 29th, 2013

PREVIEW: April Fool’s Day look at Madam Shannon’s empire

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Written by: Jeff Patch
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On Monday—April Fool’s Day— will publish an extensive investigation into the business and quasi-political empire of Randi Shannon, a former Cedar Rapids-area state Sen. candidate who dropped out to assume the title of U.S. Senator of the Republic of the united States.

The report will detail Shannon’s campaign finance violations, bizarre statements, compelling personality and her role running a sprawling business empire, including a Miami-based escort service.

Here’s a preview…

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Jeff Patch
Jeff Patch is a correspondent for He's a communications, research and political consultant for Iowa candidates, causes and companies. E-mail questions, comments, insults or story ideas to jeff [at]

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