You can find an updated map reflecting the 2008 results at www.iowahouse.org – but I've also posted it below for your viewing pleasure….In particular, notice the gains in the northeast corner of the state. I think anyone looking at competing for the 4th Congressional district seat currently occupied by Tom Latham has to run strong in the northeast corner of the state & Warren County. I can't imagine two areas more different….
Folks, some of you may not know about the Iowa House Democratic Caucus blog at http://www.iowahouse.org. If so, then you know about it now.
We're going to be trying something new on Tuesday night – liveblogging House results. We don't have a “fancy” Chuck Todd or FiveThirtyEight.com map, but we do have a nice chart and will be posting results as we get them called in from local auditor's offices by our staff on the ground.
It should be an exciting night and please head over to http://iowahouse.org/2008-results/ to see results on Tuesday. The page won't be live until Tuesday, but you will be able to comment and discuss results right there on the page!Continue Reading...
Wow, I just got done with my precinct caucus–I was chair and had to tally results. Des Moines 4 went for Sen. Barack Obama, but just barely. He left with two delegates, two for John Edwards, and one for Hillary Clinton.
Let me know what’s going on in your caucus. We had amazing turnout–122 people–with almost 40 newly registered Democrats who were formerly registered as no party or Republicans. And they came to caucus for all three of the big name candidates.
What’s on your mind? And how about these turnout results? Seriously, 221,000 Democrats as of right now. Over 100,000 Republicans. That’s over 300,000 Iowans.
Eat it, Markos. Iowans turnout. And we take things seriously.Continue Reading...