PRICE OF POLITICS, ETC: Mr. Speaker, Meet Mr. President
Iowa will be a popular place this month. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlines a breakfast fundraiser for his “BFF“, 4th District Congressman Tom Latham, Tuesday morning, May 29th, at 7:30 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. The invite also says Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will help lead the breakfast ($100 a ticket, if you want a seat).
This Thursday President Obama comes to the state for a two-fer. His first stop is the “official visit” to Newton to talk about the economy. The president could have an audience of eager ears in that town, that’s been crushed with the loss of several thousand jobs when Maytag/Whirlpool left town. The second stop is the campaign part of the trip as he meets with supporters at the Knapp Animal Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds from 6-8pm.