# IA-4

IA-4 Congressional Candidates Forum TODAY

Just a reminder for those of you in Iowa's 4th Congressional district.   IA-4 Democratic candidates will attend local Candidate Forums to answer constituent questions.

Becky Greenwald, Kurt Meyer, William J. Meyers and Kevin Miskell will attend all three forums.

Fourth Congressional District Democratic candidate Forum

Sunday May 18th, 2008
1:00-2:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, Waukon
2:30-4:00 p.m. at The Oaks Steakhouse, Highway 9 in Decorah
5:00-6:00 p.m. at Mabe’s Pizza, Cresco

 Hope to see some of you there!


Scott – 

Honoring Our Veterans

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As Memorial Day nears and the death toll continues to climb in Iraq, most Democrats are united in our determination to extract our troops from Iraq safely and swiftly.  As important as withdrawing our troops is how we care for the troops upon their return home.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with retired veterans at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown about exactly that – how America should, and can, honor our veterans.  

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The Importance of a Balanced Budget

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At one point in my career of working with nonprofit organizations, I estimated having assembled and submitted close to 2,000 grant applications.  Through this process, I learned some important lessons that have helped prepare me for service in Congress.

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Democratic Candidate Forums in NE Iowa

Just a quick note to let folks in NE Iowa know that there will be a series of Democratic Candidate Forums coming up.  If you're a resident of Iowa's 16th State House District or 4th Congressional District, it's a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions.

We have a very full roster of good Democratic candidates for this year's Primary but that's a good thing, right?   


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Latham's vist to Iraq

I received this correspondence today from a soldier I met through myspace who is currently in Iraq.  Please feel free to repost and use.

Nice to hear from you. I would do anything to help see Mr. Latham kicked to the curb. He was just here in Iraq and spent 4 long days with him. I was his escort for his trip here.   He was a pain in the ass while he was here!  Just wanted  photo op's and really didn't care what the real stories are.

I will be awarded my combat action badge this next week. Have had the shit scared out of me several times and a couple close calls. Have seen and treated many hurt soliders and some didn't make it! ):