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Saturday, June 10, 2006

JRE Buzz (3)

According to John Deeth Blog:

John Edwards in Iowa City with Chet MondayJohn Edwards. With Chet Culver. Iowa City. Monday. Noon. Jim Larew's law office (he was one of the leading local Culver folks) on Bloomington Street (right by Mercy Hospital).

Heard this rumor Wednesday but was bound by the oath of omerta.

UPDATE: Happy host Jim Larew stopped by and posted the release:

Johnson County Democratic Party Unity RallyWith Special GuestsChet CulverDemocratic Candidate for GovernorandSenator John Edwards
Monday, June 12, 2006Lunch on the Grounds – 11:15 A.M.Program Begins – 12:00 Noon SharpatLarew Law Office504 E. Bloomington St., Iowa City, IA

Deeth also has a great pic of himself and JRE. I love the "Reboot America" slogan on Deeth's laptop.

Other ones I found but so did Mbair can be found on the new JRE News Roundup Edition on OAC today. It's two minutes left Central time still: it's JRE's 53th birthday. Happy b-day, JRE!

BIG BUZZ: Edwards leads Democratic Poll in Iowa


Copyright 2006, Des Moines Register and Tribune Company

June 11, 2006

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina leads a list of potential Democratic presidential candidates while Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack holds fourth place, trailing Edwards by 20 points in an early test of support among likely Iowa caucus participants.A new Iowa Poll conducted for The Des Moines Register shows that Edwards, the runner-up in the Iowa Democratic caucuses two years ago and a frequent visitor to the state since then, is the choice of 30 percent of Iowans who say they are likely to take part in the January 2008 caucuses.


Although I cannot post the graphic at the moment, in the poll:

42% very favorable for JRE
41% mostly favorable for JRE

Only 8% unfavorable (2nd lowest)

More buzz l8ter..

Update: June 16, 2006:

Tons of buzz about the Iowa Poll. Most of it good, some of the MSM press not certain what to do with the information, so JRE is dismissed in some ways. I will post links l8tr, but wanted to get some very recent buzz...

I just found something on JRE's visit to Hawaii and SEIU rally there, as reported by the Star Bulletin:

Edwards' hotel-union push hits Waikiki

Former vice-presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards joined Honolulu's hotel workers yesterday to push for better benefits in the middle of the first round of union negotiations.

Contracts for approximately 6,500 Local 5 hotel workers employed in 10 of Waikiki's largest hotels expire this month. Unite Here, which represents about 11,000 service workers in Hawaii, encompasses about 90,000 full-service hotel workers in the United States and Canada.

Read the rest here.

I like the quotes at the end in particular by one of the workers.

My Iowa blogger buds say Elizabeth is going to be in DM on July 27th, place and time TBA.

More buzz l8tr...

Earlier: JRE Buzz (2)


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