Mark Rees for Congress and Baconfest!

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There are about 100 Republicans who want the chance to run against 3rd District Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell. O.K., I’m exaggerating, but not by much. At last check, there are 7 Republicans strongly considering a run for the primary. 7! I’m too tired to type all their names. Let’s see how many actually file in March. Then I will list them all.

Mark Rees, a retired architect, is one of them. He told me he will set himself apart from the rest by running as a “moderate”. He also thinks all the criticism about Sarah Palin writing reminders on her hand has gone too far.

Rees makes his debut on my “Purple Matters” internet show.

Brooks Reynolds is all things bacon. His Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is an all-day baconfest bonanza. He told us the 650 tickets sold out in 24 minutes. That’s a lotta love for the bacon! But he does have a way you can still get some tickets.

Here’s the link to listen to our show with Rees and Reynolds. (scroll down to the Purple Matters 2/9/2010 link)

And our Purple Poll question this week is whether lawmakers should make texting and driving illegal. To vote in our text poll, just dial 72466 on your cell phone and text the word, matters.

Thanks for listening and thanks for reading.