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Ad Targets Younger Iowans, Grimes Man Killed, Des Moines Soldier Injured

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Iowan’s Sacrifice: Late Sunday night, the Iowa National Guard confirmed another Iowan has lost his life in the fight against terror in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant James Justice, of Grimes, died when insurgents attacked his unit. Justice leaves behind a wife and a 3-year-old daughter. Another Iowan, Specialist Zachary Durham of Des Moines was also injured. We don’t know much about his family yet. Here’s the briefing from the guard on what happened.

On TV: The College Republican National Committee is out with a new ad targeting President Barack Obama, specifically the country’s nearly $15 trillion debt. It features one former Iowan, Meghan Swella. Swella is a former student at Central College in Pella, who later became Dave Funk’s spokesperson during his failed bid to win the party’s nomination in the 3rd Congressional District. Here’s the ad:

It seems like using the word, “winning”, can be something your critics can use against you. This ad does it against the president and do we even need to bring up how Charlie Sheen’s tirades have damaged “winning” for the foreseeable future?

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