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Last Minute Preps for 2016 Caucus

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The 2016 Iowa Caucuses are just days away and local organizations are putting the final touches on the event.

“The last few days we have been finishing up some last minute projects. We installed some signage,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Communications Officer with the greater Great Des Moines Partnership, “We have been very busy for the last two years preparing for this week.”

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is one of the many organizations that aligned to create the Caucus Consortium.

They help all throughout the process of planning and organizing. One of their major focuses though is educating the public.

“That is one of the most important thing we do. We provide educational experiences through our issues forums and candidate forums,” said Joseph Jones, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy with the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “It’s really important that Iowans have the opportunity to meet the candidates and vet them.”

With the caucus approaching Monday, it’s expected that almost 2,000 media members will flood into town this weekend and the group wants to make that transition as smooth as possible.

“Everything from taking national media calls, to setting up shoot locations and even finding interviews,” said Tauscheck.

The requests from the media are usually simple, things like work space locations, or reliable internet, but that’s not always the case.

“Well the most recent one is where to find the best tenderloin,” said Tauscheck.

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