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October 27, 2012

Shribman: Making hay in Iowa


This year the campaign has gone digital, with both campaigns mounting social media efforts. The other day Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin sent a mass email urging Obama supporters to back the president in early voting, which began Sept. 27. Some went to people who had already voted.

Four years from now those sorts of snafus won’t happen. But four years from now a genuine general election campaign might not happen here either. Iowans are making hay now (and baling wheat straw) — tons of it, and some of it is political.


North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Post-Gazette.

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